Cleveland quartet Cloud Nothings mark their return with new album Last Building Burning on 19th October through Wichita Recordings.
Recorded in just eight days at Texas studio Sonic Ranch with producer Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Wolves In The Throne Room, Boris), weighing in at just over thirty minutes it’s a singular listen that reflects the band’s live tenacity – one that sees them surge through the tracks at a speed hitherto unseen on previous outings – the perfect antidote to 2017’s Life Without Sound.
As frontman Dylan Baldi explains; “I wrote this because I felt there weren’t too many rock bands doing what we are right now. A lot of other bands sound great but it’s missing a heaviness I like.” That coupled with the idea of “capturing the energy of the moment” resulted in Last Building Burning – seven short volleys and one long salvo of intense, controlled chaos highlighting their barbed, rapid-fire, energetic rock referencing past like-minded artists whilst all-the-while making it their own.
Despite veering away for the pop sensibilities of Life Without Sound and looking to perpetually outdo themselves as they move forward they retain a link with their past, Another Way Of Life hints at the harmonies of Life Without Sound whilst On An Edgerecalls the blistering peaks on 2014’s Here and Nowhere Else album. Almost a decade in age, Cloud Nothings have become a reference point, a focus and creating their own brand of rock: gritty, caustic and tireless – Last Building Burning captures their insatiable appetite for raw, live energy and continues to witness a band on a positive trajectory.