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cloud nothings'”life without sound” streaming now!

January 23, 2017 11:05 am

Excited for the new Cloud Nothings album? Stream Life Without Sound a few days early via Hype Machine.

“Dylan Baldi started writing honest and cathartic indie rock songs as Cloud Nothings in 2008. Since then his recording project has evolved from a basement in Cleveland into an internationally popular and critically-acclaimed band. On Baldi’s fifth album, Life Without Sound, the songwriting is more reflective—meant to inspire, he explains—and collaborative, having been workshopped with bandmates for more than a year before reaching producer John Goodmanson (Sleater Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie). The nuanced and polished collection adds ‘further evidence of the brains behind Cloud Nothings’ brash exterior,’ says DIY.”

The album is officially out this Friday. Snag a pre-order today via the Carpark shop (US), Wichita Recordings (UK), or on iTunes.

The band’s worldwide tour kicks off this week!
January 26th – Cleveland, OH – Beachland ballroom
January 27th – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
January 28th – Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
January 30th – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
January 31st – Boston, MA – Paradise
February 1st – New York, NY – Webster Hall
February 3rd – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
February 4th – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
February 6th – Grand Rapids, MI – Calvin College
February 7th – Detroit, MI – El Club
February 9th – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
February 10th – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
February 11th – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
February 12th – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
February 15th – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
February 16th – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
February 17th – Seattle, WA – Barboza
February 18th – Seattle, WA – Barboza
February 20th – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
February 22nd – Los Angeles, CA – Teregram Ballroom
March 1st – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
March 2nd – Malmo, SE – Babel
March 3rd – Stockholm, SE – Debaser Strand
March 5th – Oslo, NO – Parkteatret
March 6th – Hamburg, DE – Knust
March 7th – Berlin, DE – Bi Nuu
March 8th – Munich, DE – Kranhalle
March 9th – Cologne, DE – Luxor
March 11th – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
March 12th – Brussels, BE – Botanique
March 14th – Paris, FR – Petit Bain
March 16th – Bristol, UK – Thekla
March 17th – Glasgow, UK – Stereo
March 18th – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
March 19th – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
March 21st – London, UK – Koko
March 22nd – Birmingham, UK – The Hare & Hounds
March 23rd – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
May12th-14th – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
July 30th – New York, NY – Panorama Festival

Cloud Nothings shares third single “Enter Entirely”

January 19, 2017 1:11 pm

Cloud Nothings shared one more taste of their new album Life Without Sound before it’s out next Friday. You can now give “Enter Entirely” a listen via SoundCloud!

Only a little over a week left to pre-order the album!
Carpark Records (US)
Wichita Recordings (UK/EU) 
iTunes

In addition to the new single, Cloud Nothings will embark on a lengthy tour next week that will see them hit North America in January and February before heading to Europe in March.
January 26th – Cleveland, OH – Beachland ballroom
January 27th – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
January 28th – Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
January 30th – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
January 31st – Boston, MA – Paradise
February 1st – New York, NY – Webster Hall
February 3rd – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
February 4th – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
February 6th – Grand Rapids, MI – Calvin College
February 7th – Detroit, MI – El Club
February 9th – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
February 10th – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
February 11th – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
February 12th – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
February 15th – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
February 16th – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
February 17th – Seattle, WA – Barboza
February 18th – Seattle, WA – Barboza
February 20th – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
February 22nd – Los Angeles, CA – Teregram Ballroom
March 1st – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
March 2nd – Malmo, SE – Babel
March 3rd – Stockholm, SE – Debaser Strand
March 5th – Oslo, NO – Parkteatret
March 6th – Hamburg, DE – Knust
March 7th – Berlin, DE – Bi Nuu
March 8th – Munich, DE – Kranhalle
March 9th – Cologne, DE – Luxor
March 11th – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
March 12th – Brussels, BE – Botanique
March 14th – Paris, FR – Petit Bain
March 16th – Bristol, UK – Thekla
March 17th – Glasgow, UK – Stereo
March 18th – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
March 19th – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
March 21st – London, UK – Koko
March 22nd – Birmingham, UK – The Hare & Hounds
March 23rd – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
May12th-14th – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
July 30th – New York, NY – Panorama Festival

GEMS shares “Free Fall”

January 12, 2017 4:31 pm

“Free Fall” is the second single GEMS is releasing as part of their series “Every Full Moon”. The full moon represents a time of culmination and fulfillment, of coming full circle, and a symbolic illumination in our inner lives that is mirrored in the night sky. GEMS will be releasing a new song with every full moon.

Sometimes life pulls the rug out from under your feet and you have this sense of groundlessness, like everything is suspended in free fall. Really, we are all in free fall, all the time, but it is the moments of cataclysmic change that wake you up to the fact that there are no sure things in life. Change is the only constant. “Free Fall” is about embracing that change and hurdling forward into the unknown without regretting the past.

“Internal World” music video

January 10, 2017 11:22 am

Receive a lesson in etiquette and manners via Cloud Nothings’ new video for “Internal World.” Entertainment Weekly premiered the video along with an exclusive interview with Dylan Baldi.

“‘Generally with videos, what we try to do is just find someone that we think is gonna make something weird,’ Baldi says. ‘We just want to find someone who’s going to do something that we think will be cool and strange and might not even make sense.’ That led the band to Jonny Look, a filmmaker they knew of from their Cleveland days who has made clips for artists including Cass McCombs and Tim Darcy.

The result is a disorienting, lo-fi instructional video about ‘etiquette and manners education’ sponsored by the ‘Department of Human Being Assimilation’ and the ‘Reptile Assimilation Board.’ Baldi pauses when considering how it relates to the song itself. ‘Someone who’s a lizard might think differently than someone who’s not, I guess,’ he decides, with a laugh.”

“Internal World” is the second single from Cloud Nothings’ forthcoming album, Life Without Sound, out January 27th. Pre-orders are available here:
Carpark Records (US)
Wichita Recordings (UK)
iTunes

The band is also taking off on a worldwide tour at the end of the month. Catch them in a city near you!
January 26th – Cleveland, OH – Beachland ballroom
January 27th – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
January 28th – Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
January 30th – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
January 31st – Boston, MA – Paradise
February 1st – New York, NY – Webster Hall
February 3rd – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
February 4th – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
February 6th – Grand Rapids, MI – Calvin College
February 7th – Detroit, MI – El Club
February 9th – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
February 10th – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
February 11th – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
February 12th – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
February 15th – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
February 16th – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
February 17th – Seattle, WA – Barboza
February 18th – Seattle, WA – Barboza
February 20th – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
February 22nd – Los Angeles, CA – Teregram Ballroom
March 1st – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
March 2nd – Malmo, SE – Babel
March 3rd – Stockholm, SE – Debaser Strand
March 5th – Oslo, NO – Parkteatret
March 6th – Hamburg, DE – Knust
March 7th – Berlin, DE – Bi Nuu
March 8th – Munich, DE – Kranhalle
March 9th – Cologne, DE – Luxor
March 11th – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
March 12th – Brussels, BE – Botanique
March 14th – Paris, FR – Petit Bain
March 16th – Bristol, UK – Thekla
March 17th – Glasgow, UK – Stereo
March 18th – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
March 19th – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
March 21st – London, UK – Koko
March 22nd – Birmingham, UK – The Hare & Hounds
March 23rd – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
May12th-14th – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
July 30th – New York, NY – Panorama Festival

Xtreme Now Special Edition packages

January 5, 2017 4:58 pm

We’re very excited to offer a very special and limited edition Prince Rama package. The bundle includes Takara Larson’s Xtreme Now manifesto book and Prince Rama’s newest LP, Xtreme Now. Only 10 copies are available so snag one while you can!

Taraka Larson’s Xtreme Now manifesto:
XTREME NOW is the latest bold new manifesto by Taraka Larson, pushing Prince Rama’s self-proclaimed philosophy of the Now Age further and exploring life as a continuous daring act of performance art. Premiering at the NY Art Book fair, it was written as a metaphysical treatise to accompany Prince Rama’s latest album, examining the phenomenon of extreme sports through the macro lens of history as well as prophesying a future of “speed art” that fuses extreme sports, time travel and the sublime. Part critical analysis, part science fiction, and part metaphysics, Xtreme Now outlines a future where energy drinks sponsor art museums and beauty is rated by speed, all the while seducing the attention back to a dizzying state of eternal presence— “A Now Age Book of the Dead”.

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