The Black Hole Understands is a 10-song full-length that was written and recorded remotely while self-isolating during the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic. A 25% cut of the proceeds will be donated to Play on Philly in Philadelphia and Rainey Institute in Cleveland, both of which provide music and arts education to communities that don’t have easy access to such in their respective local areas.
“It’s a quarantine album, so like… not actually recorded live,” singer Dylan Baldi tweeted. “I’m playing instruments and singing, Jayson is playing drums. It’s poppy and also kind of sad, which is more or less my state of mind.”
According to Baldi, there’s more music on the way. Cloud Nothings are starting a Bandcamp subscription service where patrons will receive a digital EP every month, a regular discount on merch, and two vinyl records a year. Additionally, Cloud Nothings already recorded a different album “as an actual band in a room playing” back in February of this year, but there’s no current release date scheduled for that record.
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The Black Hole Understands Tracklist:
01. Story That I Live
02. The Sound of Everyone
03. An Average World
04. A Weird Interaction
05. Tall Gray Structure
06. A Silent Reaction
07. The Mess Is Permanent
08. Right on the Edge
09. Memory of Regret
10. The Black Hole Understands