Music: Cloud Nothings

Frontman Dylan Baldi, ever-disheveled in a hoodie and scraggly beard, powerhouse drummer Jayson Gerycz and bassist TJ Duke make up Cloud Nothings.

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Cloud Nothings

Frontman Dylan Baldi, ever-disheveled in a hoodie and scraggly beard, powerhouse drummer Jayson Gerycz and bassist TJ Duke make up Cloud Nothings. The music Baldi makes with his band has moved from a lo-fi, one-man bedroom project in his native Cleveland to a world-touring unit produced by the likes of Steve Albini and John Congleton. 

If 2012’s Albini-helmed breakthrough Attack on Memory expanded Cloud Nothings’ sonic assault in ways both unexpected (Baldi’s nasally vocals are front and center amid the frenzied guitars) and obvious (in typical Albini fashion, the drums sound like they could crumble a poorly buttressed building), the new Congleton-aided Here and Nowhere Else refines the band’s strengths: hook-laden, angst-driven Rock & Roll that buries itself in one’s cortex days after exposure.  

Cloud Nothings play at Southgate House Revival Wednesday, Oct. 1. Find tickets/more info here.

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