In case you missed the inaugural Soundcheque Mondays post from last week, might be a good idea to read it here first and then continue with this review! Sorry about getting this up so late, I just rolled back into town from 4 days out of the city and away from anything to do with 'the internet'. Let's keep things loose around here.
By the way, these reviews usually won't have anything to do with my own personal musical tastes, more that they give me a laugh and/or pique my interest enough to go listen to the record. Round two!
attack on memory
Dylan Baldi (who has hair) started Cloud Nothings as a lo-fi, parent's basement, loner project in 2009. Since then he has released a series of 7-inches and tapes before releasing his debut LP in 2011. Attack on Memory was recorded in Chicago by Steve Albini, and thus results in a higher fidelity sound. As well, the band seems to have loosened up, or tightened up, and seem more confident and relaxed in their structures and songwriting. "Stay Useless" sort of sounds like a Pixies song if you were listening to it through the vibrations of someone's skull while they were listening to it on headphones, and that someone was a Julien Casablancas look-a-like. There is also a track on here where Baldi forgot to sing. Unless he meant for it to be instrumental, but why would you not want to sing when you have the voice of a precious little angel? Who really knows these days? Sheesh.
—Bobby Lawn, Color 9.6
See you next week!