Cloud Nothings pair fuzzy power-chord riffs with pop hooks on "Internal World," a Weezer-like new track from their upcoming fourth LP, Life Without Sound. "Internal world, the one worth living/ But I'm not the one who's always right," frontman Dylan Baldi sings through a wall of guitars.
Last month, Cloud Nothings detailed Life Without Sound (out January 27th) and issued lead single "Modern Act." The album, which follows 2014's Here and Nowhere Else, was recorded across three weeks in March with producer John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Blonde Redhead). "Generally, it seems like my work has been about finding my place in the world," Baldi said in a statement. "But there was a point in which I realized that you can be missing something important in your life, a part you didn't realize you were missing until it's there – hence the title. This record is like my version of new age music. It's supposed to be inspiring."
Baldi gauged the album's quality while cruising around the suburbs of Cleveland, listening to the songs on his car stereo. "If it sounds good to me in that context, and I can think of high school me listening to it and saying, 'That's okay,' I feel good about the record. This is the one that's felt best," he said.
The Ohio quartet also expanded their upcoming tour to include a round of West Coast dates in February. See the full list of dates below.
Cloud Nothings Tour Dates
October 14 – Greenville, SC @ Fall for Greenville FestNovember 12 – Santa Ana, CA @ Outpost FestivalNovember 14 – Oakland, CA @ Starlite Social ClubNovember 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hi HatJanuary 26 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland BallroomJanuary 27 – Toronto, ON @ Lee's PalaceJanuary 28 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount TheatreJanuary 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union TransferJanuary 31 – Boston, MA @ ParadiseFebruary 1 – New York, NY @ Webster HallFebruary 3 – Baltimore, MD @ OttobarFebruary 10 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia HallFebruary 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line*February 12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall*February 15 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir*February 16 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret*February 17 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza*February 18 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza*February 20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*February 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom*March 1 – Copenhagen @ LoppenMarch 2 – Malmo, SE @ BabelMarch 3 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser StrandMarch 5 – Oslo, NO @ ParkteatretMarch 6 – Hamburg, DE @ KnustMarch 7 – Berlin, DE @ Bi NuuMarch 8 – Munich, DE @ KranhalleMarch 9 – Cologne, DE @ LuxorMarch 11 – Amsterdam, NL @ ParadisoMarch 12 – Brussels, BE @ BotaniqueMarch 14 – Paris, FR @ Petit BainMarch 16 – Bristok, UK @ TheklaMarch 17 – Glasgow, UK @ StereoMarch 18 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf InstituteMarch 19 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social ClubMarch 21 – London, UK @ KokoMarch 22 – Birmingham, UK @ The Hare & HoundsMarch 23 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
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