CLOUD NOTHINGS – ” Modern Act “

Posted: October 23, 2016 in MUSIC
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When you are known for your rough, lo-fi recordings, it is always a bit of a risk to polish things up. rightly or wrongly, is associated with lo-fi and the diehards tend to cry “sellout!” when bands veer away from the ethos. Personally, I reckon that’s a load of hogwash. Presumably, Dylan Baldi of Cloud Nothings is in complete agreement. His latest track with his band Cloud Nothings ‘Modern Act’, taken from upcoming fifth album Life Without Sound, is a crisp, brisk piece of melodic rock that sees the 25 year old explore a smoother and glossier aesthetic. Drawing on some archetypes of pop punk, but enclosed in a more subtle package, the track is a boisterous, slightly melancholic track that culminates in shouts of, “I want a life / That’s all I need lately / I am alive / But all alone.”

“Generally, it seems like my work has been about finding my place in the world,” Baldi says of the new record. “But there was a point in which I realised that you can be missing something important in your life, a part you didn’t realise you were missing until it’s there – hence the title. This record is like my version of new age music,”he adds. “It’s supposed to be inspiring.”


“Modern Act” is taken from Cloud Nothings‘ forthcoming album “Life Without Sound.” Out January 27th, 2017 on Carpark Records.

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