Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory
January 24, 2012
Cloud Nothings sound absolutely nothing like Nirvana, but I can’t help but think that Kurt Cobain would be proud. Why, you may ask? Well, I kind of half-lied. The music sounds nothing like Nirvana, but lead singer Dylan Baldi sounds just like Cobain. He probably also has the same “screw the system / screw the industry” mindset that may lead him to bite the hand that feeds him, but we can’t all be perfect now, can we? What can be perfect (or at least close to perfect), however, is this album. It’s got some gritty pop to it, but overall, it’s certainly darker than any of their previous efforts. Leadoff track “No Future/No Past” is a slow burner that I advise you not to listen to in a dark room. Dare I say though, the video to this song is my favorite video of the year, so be sure to make an effort to search it out. Wasted Days is the album’s 9-minute magnum opus, which builds on a steady bass line to an all-assault guitar driven freak-out.
Diving deeper into the record, we find other indie/grungy tracks that seem to fit right into what comes to mind (or may not come to mind) when you think about what Attack On Memory may mean. Start with the first two, and I’m sure you’ll be intrigued enough to continue on.
If you had to listen to two tracks: No Future/No Past / Wasted Days