In chatting with Rolling Stone, Dylan Baldi of Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings described the band’s latest single, “Stay Useless, as “My attempt at making a catchy pop song that was better than any other pop song I’ve written.” Consider it the band’s way of giving one last nod to their lo-fi pop beginnings before venturing in new directions.
“No Future/No Past,” the first song released from their forthcoming album, Attack on Memory, certainly accomplished its task of resetting expectations when recording engineer, Steve Albini, guided the band towards a more dynamic alt-rock sound in the vein of The Pixies and The Breeders.
Similarly, spend three minutes with “Stay Useless,” and it’s difficult to argue with Baldi. With a stronger voice, cleaner sound quality, and the type of high, arching chorus we’ve come to expect these Cleveland youngsters, it is the band’s strongest guitar pop statement to date.
Attack on Memory, the latest full length by Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings will be out January 24th on Carpark Records.