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Cloud Nothings, 'Here and Nowhere Else' (April 1st)

Cloud Nothings
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"Just being angry all the time is a really depressing way to live and create music," says Dylan Baldi of indie-rock trio Cloud Nothings, who've opened up – and lightened up – their angsty indie-rock sound on their fourth album. Recorded in Hoboken, New Jersey with producer John Congleton (Modest Mouse, Joanna Newsom), it's not a radical departure from the Ohio band's noise-ridden 2012 breakthrough Attack On Memory but even the song called "Psychic Trauma" is surprisingly warm and melodic. "I didn't need to say I was happy by singing melodies, like a Disney movie," Baldi says. "The music just seemed to need a melodic thing going over it, rather than me just yelling about stuff." 

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