Album: Life Without Sound
Release Date: January 27th
Cloud Nothings' critically acclaimed 2014 album Here and Nowhere Else piled on indie-rock catchiness at blistering speed and cemented this Ohio outfit's place in the genre's upper echelon. But on their fourth album, the band – who have added touring guitarist Chris Brown to their lineup – is going to chill out a bit. Frontman Dylan Baldi called the album "my version of New Age music"; and while the first two previews of the record, the chugging "Internal World" and the sprightly "Modern Act," aren't awash in arpeggiated synths, they do hint at a slightly more mellow feel. "Things kind of slowed down, and so did we," Baldi told Columbus Alive.