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Indie band detail massive tour, new album ‘Life Without Sound’

Cloud Nothings Details 'Inspiring' New Album, 'Life Without Sound'Cloud Nothings Details 'Inspiring' New Album, 'Life Without Sound'

Cloud Nothings announced a new album, 'Life Without Sound,' and released the LP's lead single, "Modern Act."

Pooneh Ghana

Cloud Nothings announced their new record Life Without Sound will be released on January 27th. “Generally, it seems like my work has been about finding my place in the world,” lead singer Dylan Baldi said. “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.”

The new LP, which follows 2014’s Here and Nowhere Else, was recorded over three weeks in March with John Goodmanson, who has also produced albums for Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill and Blonde Redhead. Life Without Sound‘s lead single “Modern Act” is fierce and melodic. Baldi delivers the verses in a nasal tone and slips into a scraping cries during the hook.

According to Baldi, the new album passed the car listening test with flying colors. “A thing I like to do with all of my records is drive around with them,” he said. “In high school, I would listen to music for hours like that: just driving through the suburbs of Cleveland. And 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.”

Cloud Nothings will play a few dates this fall and tour more actively next year following Life Without Sound‘s release. 

Cloud Nothings Tour Dates

October 14 – Greenville, SC @ Fall for Greenville Fest
November 12 – Santa Ana, CA @ Outpost Festival
November 14 – Oakland, CA @ Starlite Social Club
November 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hi Hat
January 26 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland ballroom
January 27 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
January 28 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre
January 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
January 31 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
February 1 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
February 3 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
February 10 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
March 1 – Copenhagen @ Loppen
March 2 – Malmo, SE @ Babel
March 3 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Strand
March 5 – Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret
March 6 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust
March 7 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
March 8 – Munich, DE @ Kranhalle
March 9 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
March 11 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
March 12 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
March 14 – Paris, FR @ Petit Bain
March 16 – Bristok, UK @ Thekla
March 17 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
March 18 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
March 19 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
March 21 – London, UK @ Koko
March 22 – Birmingham, UK @ The Hare & Hounds
March 23 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt

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