Photo by Heather Kaplan
Last night, Cloud Nothings hit the stage at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right and debuted their highly-anticipated follow-up to 2012’s Attack on Memory. In a little under an hour, Cleveland underdogs Dylan Baldi, TJ Duke, and Jayson Gerycz brushed through the eight tracks set to appear on the as-yet-titled album, and then some.
Rest assured, the pummeling hooks fans and critics relished two years ago remain; they’re just more concise and adventurous. The change ups charge each song, especially album opener “Now Here In”, the snarling “Psychic Trauma”, the seven-and-a-half-minute “Pattern Walks”, and the strongest track Baldi’s put to tape yet, “I’m Not Part of Me”. A few Memory selections capped off the night, proving they have plenty to work with on their next tour. The only one who should be sweating is Gerycz. The guy never fails on percussion.
If you weren’t one of the 250 lucky patrons last night in Brooklyn, here’s some good news: We captured the whole thing on tape. Listen below and discover why this is easily one of the most anticipated albums of 2014. Also, feel free to bookmark this page for your second, fourth, or 67th listen.
Update: The stream has been removed.