Due to an editorial oversight (note: it might’ve been editorial laziness), we’ve combined last week’s WWTB with this one. Hooray for two-fers!
Cloud Nothings - “Forget You All The Time”
Ah yes, another band that has been generating quite the buzz in the past few weeks. What caught my attention with Cloud Nothings is their rough around the edges garage pop. It sounds like something I’d listen to when I was 15, but instead of being a ‘throwback band’ it fits right in with today’s lo-fi indie rock. Cloud Nothings released their self-titled debut this past Tuesday.
Mountain Man - “How’m I Doin”
We posted about the release of Mountain Man’s debut album Made The Harbor way back in July but it has taken some time and a lot of listening to be included in my top 5 albums of the year. Mountain Man is not the kind of band that most people will instantly fall in love with. Their music is full of intricacies and subtle nuances that most listeners will surely miss their first time through. What is probably most charming about Mountain Man is that they harken back to the days of the Andrew’s Sisters, the Mill’s Brothers* and other vocal groups of the early 20th century.
*Fun Fact! The song “How’m I Doin’ Hey-Hey” was originally recorded by the Mills Brothers in the 1930’s.
Dave’s Favorites of 2010
Cloud Nothings - “Leave You Forever”
At the beginning of the summer I wrote a post telling you to watch out because the Cloud Nothings were coming for you. I hope you heeded the warning because they are back and they ditched the tape recorder for a real recording studio. Don’t worry, they kept the hooks.
You can expect their self titled “debut” to come out in January on Carpark Records but until then, check out the Didn’t You single and Leave You Forever EP. Also, if you happen to live anywhere near Europe, check out their Myspace page to see when they’ll be coming to a major metropolitan area near you.
Cloud Nothings - “Old Street”
Do you like lo-fi rock with hearty, pop sensibilities? You probably do and with that assumption I give you the Cloud Nothings.
The Cloud Nothings started out as nothing more than 18-year-old, Cleveland native, Dylan Baldi and a Myspace page with some demos. From there they have gone on to release two EP’s and a full length release titled “Turning On” through Bridgetown Records.
Within a relatively short period of time they have already started to impress music critics and fans alike so look out America, the Cloud Nothings are coming for you.