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Unlike most peers who refuse to outgrow the simplicity of their hooky riffage, Dylan Baldi’s songwriting has continued to bloom without softening a thing. New album “Life Without Sound” is every bit as revelatory as 2012’s more ambitious and abrasive release Attack on Memory, yet he’s flirting with arena-rock territory.

This is not to say the Ohio band doesn’t still love harsh guitar riffs and introspective lyrics, and on their latest single, “Enter Entirely,” Dylan Baldi reflects on what it’s like to watch your life pass you by. Instead of moving forward, Baldi finds himself frozen in time, isolated and contemplating what steps he can take to be the person he wants to be: “There’s someone I would like to be if I could be, but the path is frightening,” Baldi raspily sings. But he also admits to self-sabotaging along the way with “a bottle of wine,” and as the chorus hits, you can feel Baldi settle back into himself (“Moving on but I still feel it, you’re just a light in me now”). He surrounds his rumination with crashing guitars that confidently pay homage to Pavement.

That woozy, lonely, and bitter feeling at the end of every late-night walk home, when you realize there’s nowhere else in the world you’d rather be than yesterday. “Moving on but I still feel it/ You’re just a light in me now”

 Dylan Baldi puts things into perspective with another must-squeeze anthem that wraps our love-torn wounds with gauze and distortion. Once more, he throws his weight into repetition, bludgeoning our bruises until they’re blistered and screeching. This one hurts.
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Cloud Nothings have announced the follow-up to their 2014 album “Here and Nowhere Else” and last year’s Wavves collaboration “No Life For Me Without Sound” is out January 27th via Carpark Wichita Recordings. The announcement comes with a new single called “Modern Act” , along with the album’s artwork, tracklist, and the band’s forthcoming tour dates.

The album was recorded with producer John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie) in El Paso earlier this year. Dylan Baldi said in a statement:

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

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“Enter Entirely” is taken from Cloud Nothings’ forthcoming album “Life Without Sound.” Out January 27th, 2017 on Carpark Records.

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Cloud Nothings have announced the follow-up to their 2014 album “Here and Nowhere Else” and last year’s Wavves collaboration No Life For Me .

“Life Without Sound” is out January 27th via Wichita Recordings . The announcement comes with a new single called “Modern Act” check it out below, along with the album’s artwork, track list, and the band’s forthcoming tour dates. The album was recorded with producer John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie) in El Paso earlier this year.

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Dylan Baldi said in a statement:

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

Cloud Nothings have announced the follow up to 2014’s ‘Here And Nowhere Else’. Due January 27th, ‘Life Without Sound’ is the band’s new 9-song LP. To celebrate its announcement, the band shared lead single ‘Modern Act’, released through Carpark/Wichita Recordings. The announcement comes with a new single called “Modern Act” along with the album’s artwork including these handwritten lyrics, tracklist .

The album was recorded with producer John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie) in El Paso earlier this year. Dylan Baldi said in a statement:

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Dylan Baldi said in a statement I found the lyrics to modern act in the notebook I write setlists in. forgot that I actually spent time writing the lyrics this go around. also probably the most genuinely personal I’ve gotten on a record. lil bit emo. lil bit. Generally, it seems like my work has been about finding my place in the world. But there was a point in which I realized that you can be missing something important in your life, a part you didn’t realize you were missing until it’s there—hence the title. This record is like my version of new age music. It’s supposed to be inspiring.

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‘Life Without Sound’ is available in early January 2017

Dylan Baldi maintains simple, admirable standards in quality. “A thing I like to do with all of my records is drive around with them,” the 25-year-old Cloud Nothings frontman says. “In high school, I would listen to music for hours like that: just driving through the suburbs of Cleveland. And if it sounds good to me in that context and I can think of high school me listening to it and saying, ‘That’s okay,’ I feel good about the record. This is the one that’s felt best.”

“This” is Life Without Sound, the radiant, far-far-better-than-okay fourth full-length his rock outfit has recorded since he began writing and releasing songs on his own under the Cloud Nothings alias in 2008. While its highly acclaimed predecessor—2014’s Here and Nowhere Else—came together spontaneously, in the little time that touring allowed, Life Without Sound took shape under far less frenetic circumstances.

For more than a year, Baldi was able to write these songs and flesh out them out with his bandmates drummer Jayson Gerycz and bassist TJ Duke before they finally joined producer John Goodmanson (Sleater Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie) at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Texas, for three weeks in March of 2016. The result is Baldi’s most polished and considered work to date, an album that speaks to his evolving gift with melody while also betraying the sort of perspective that time provides. You can hear it in the aerodynamic guitar pop of “Modern Act,” and feel it in the devastating wisdom of “Internal World,” a lullaby-like howler that dwells on “the fact that being yourself can be uncomfortable and even potentially dangerous at times.”

“Generally, it seems like my work has been about finding my place in the world,” Baldi says. “But there was a point in which I realized that you can be missing something important in your life, a part you didn’t realize 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.” “Internal World” is taken from Cloud Nothings‘ forthcoming album “Life Without Sound.” Out January 27th, 2017 on Carpark Records.

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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.”

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

Cloud Nothings have announced a new album, “Life Without Sound”, not due out until January 27th. It will follow-up 2014’s Here and Nowhere Else. (Since that very good 2014 effort, Cloud Nothing’s main creative force, Dylan Baldi, worked with Wavves’ Nathan Williams on the good-not-great No Life for Me.) The new album’s announcement comes with “Modern Act”, the first single from Life Without Sound

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Check out the album’s 9-song tracklist and the band’s new tour dates.