Album of the Month - November 2018
Cloud Nothing's new album Last Building Burning. Available here on Limited Edition of 200 Rough Trade NYC Exclusive Fuchsia Colored LP, Indie Exclusive Clear Colored LP, Standard Black LP, Standard CD and Cassette.
The brainchild of singer/songwriter Dylan Baldi, Cloud Nothings are mostly known for their prolific lo-fi pop. Alongside Baldi, the current line-up sees drummer Jayson Gerycz, bassist TJ Duke and guitarist Chris Brown embrace a heavier, louder, more aggressive sound.
Urgent, thrilling, purposeful; this is Cloud Nothings like you’ve never (quite) heard them before. ‘Last Building Burning’ is the sixth album from the Ohio band and is the product of eight days with producer Randall Dunn ((Sunn O))), Wolves in the Throne Room, Boris) in Texas studio Sonic Ranch. An intense, crunchy rollercoaster, brilliantly capturing the energy of their live shows.
Clocking in just over half an hour, the eight-song album sees Cloud Nothings capture their onstage appeal with help from Dunn, who Baldi describes as “technically minded without relying on technology to perfect the live sound.” In that, Last Building Burning is a return to Cloud Nothing’s sharpest form — the unhinged, feverish, guitar-heavy sound that they explode with onstage — without their early angst. “It’s not an angry record,” says Baldi. “It’s a very joyous thing for me. And it feels so nice to scream again, especially when you know people in the crowd will be screaming along back at you.”
LP++ - Rough Trade NYC Exclusive Limited Edition of 200 Fuchsia Colored LP Housed in Limited Edition Mirri-Board Sleeve. Includes Download Code.
LP+ - Indie Exclusive Clear Colored LP.
LP - Standard Black LP.
CD - Standard CD.
Tape - Standard Cassette.