Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cloud Nothings share "Psychic Trauma" video + on tour now

VIDEO: "Psychic Trauma" - http://youtu.be/KxeNn_O5u5E

Following this spring's release of their new album Here And Nowhere Else and in conjunction with their current sold out US tour, Cloud Nothings are back today to share the video for album highlight "Psychic Trauma." Directed by longtime collaborator Ryan Manning, the video features a warped version of the band performing the blistering track - making for a decidedly less unsettling product than their previous videos. In conjunction with the current tour and video's release, the band have hand-customized a limited number of Here and Nowhere Else LPs, available from indie retail stores across the West Coast now. Head over to the band's Facebook page for a full list of participating retailers, and call to check availability. Check out the video above and see below for all upcoming Cloud Nothings US tour dates as well as a selection of the hand-designed LP jackets. 
Tour Dates 
07/07 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
07/08 Los Angeles, CA - Roxy
07/09 Los Angeles, CA - Roxy
07/10 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
07/11 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
07/12 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
07/14 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
07/15 Lincoln, NE - Knickerbockers
07/16 Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theatre
07/17 St. Louis, MO - The Luminary Center for the Arts
07/18 Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
07/19 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival

July 7-9 with METZ
July 10-18 with The Wytches


About Here and Nowhere Else:

On their third full-length, Cleveland-bred outfit Cloud Nothings give joy a hard, sharp edge. "I was feeling pretty good about everything so I just made stuff that made me happy," says founding member and mild-mannered chief songwriter Dylan Baldi of Here and Nowhere Else. "I had nothing to be angry about really so the approach was more positive and less 'fuck everything.' I just sat down and played until I found something that I like, because I was finally in a position to do that."

Utilizing every possible opportunity to write while on the road for 18 consecutive months following the release of 2012's Attack on Memory, Baldi presented an album's worth of new material to his bandmates with just days before they'd enter the studio with esteemed producer John Congleton. "I'm pretty sure every song was written in a different country," he says. "It's the product of only having a couple of minutes here and there." But Cloud Nothings would enjoy a full week with Congleton at Water Music in Hoboken, New Jersey, followed by three days of mixing at his own studio in Dallas shortly thereafter. The result is Cloud Nothings, refined: impossibly melodic, white-knuckle noise-rock that shimmers with sumptuous detail, from Baldi's lone, corkscrewing guitar to his dramatically improved singing to bassist TJ Duke's piledriving bass lines and drummer Jayson Gerycz's volcanic fills. 

"It's more subtle," says Baldi. "It's not just an in-your-face rock record. There's more going on. You can listen to a song 20 times and still hear different little things in there that you didn't notice before. Every time I listen I notice something that I didn't even realize we did." 

It's yet another staggering show of a progress from a songwriter and band still coming into their own.Here And Nowhere Else is available in the United States now via Carpark/Mom+Pop and on iTunes.

Cloud Nothings
Here And Nowhere Else
April 1, 2014

1. Now Hear In
2. Quieter Today
3. Psychic Trauma
4. Just See Fear
5. Giving Into Seeing
6. No Thoughts
7. Pattern Walks
8. I'm Not Part Of Me 

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