Thursday 11 October 2012

Cloud Nothings - Fall In

Single review by KevW

The busy guys from Ohio's foremost lo-fi powerpop group Cloud Nothings are a band who like to keep a tidy release schedule, with an album a year for the last three years plus plenty of activity on the singles, videos and side-projects front (you can grab a free track from Chomp from here). They probably deserve a break and so far don't seem to have anything new scheduled for 2013, but we're expecting that to change before long. For the time being there's the small matter of completing the promotional activities for their latest album, the acclaimed, Steve Albini produced 'Attack On Memory'. This means a sizable US tour with Silversun Pickups and also a few European dates, including one in London.

To fire up a bit of interest and give us a gentle nudge to remind us they're still here, a new video has been made for the track 'Fall In'. One of the poppier tracks from their most punk sounding record to date, 'Fall In' feels loose and rough around the edges, guitars are battered and drums are clattered and it all sounds like Silver Sun (not to be confused with their soon to be touring buddies) covering a Weezer tune. It's packed with energy and should go down a storm live. The video shows the guys looking remarkably nonplussed about the remarkably well orchestrated acrobatic routine going on around them. There's no mention of dancing girls at the gigs but they should be a riot nonetheless.

Cloud Nothings' website

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Catch Cloud Nothings live:
10/11 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!

10/12 Washington D.C. - 9:30 Club
10/14 New York, NY - Terminal 5
10/15 New York, NY - Terminal 5
10/16 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
10/17 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
10/19 Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
10/20 Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
10/21 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
10/23 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Hall
10/24 Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
10/25 Nashville, TH - Marathon Music Works
11/2 Amsterdam, NL - London Calling
11/3 Paris, France - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
11/4 Kortrijk, BE - De Kreun Club
11/5 Berlin, DE - Postbahnhof
11/6 London, UK - Village Underground
12/16 Nassau, Bahamas - S.S, Coachella
12/19 Ocho Rios, Jamaica - S.S. Coachella

 all US dates with Silversun Pickups

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