18-year-old Dylan Baldi is the brains and sole songwriter behind lo-fi outfit Cloud Nothings. Cleveland based artist Baldi is producing one of the most exciting brands of bedroom rock this side of 2010. Not to dissimilar from the current scene pouring out of Los Angeles right now, comparisons to noise-makers No Age and Best Coast wouldn’t be wrong but at the same time, 80’s lo-fi bands Black Tambourine and My Bloody Valentine might be more on the money.
So far Cloud Nothing’s short existence has been a busy one, after gaining much love from the blog’s as well as respected publications like Pitchfork and Stereogum. The band spent the first half of 2010 releasing a handful of singles and EPs, now Cloud Nothings will release their first full length in October through Carpark Records (Dan Deacon, Toro Y Moi) in the US and Wichita (Bloc Party, The Cribs) in the UK. Sharing the same name as one of the bands earlier EPs, Turning On will be released on October 12th and could potentially be one of the albums of the year.
Cloud Nothings playing “Morgan” for Record Store Day 2010.
Below you can find a link to download “Hey Cool Kids” taken from the bands Daytrotter session, one of my favourite tracks, this punchy three-minute outing is the best example of the band’s lo-fi credentials.