Cloud Nothings: June 24, 2010 Knitting Factory – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Sample

July 14, 2010
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[Photo courtesy of Nicole Wasilewicz at FREEwilliamsburg]

While a lot of the opening night crowd for the 2010 Northside Festival was busy speculating about/preemptively hating on the Wavves set that was about to happen later in the night, Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings came out without a lot of fanfare and straight up rocked it.  Cloud Nothings is the project of songwriter Dylan Baldi, whose sound was described on one blog as “bedroom punk”, which seems accurate enough.  Indeed, these guys could be kindred spirits of the earlier Wavves, albeit with a more upbeat and less weed-driven (at least lyrically) style.  Live, the band made for a perfect lead-in for the chaos to follow, delivering material from their LP, Turning On in rapid-fire style to amp up the crowd.  Some post-show reports called Cloud Nothings the best band of the night – and those accolades weren’t all from Wavves-haters, either.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed and the Schoeps mics, just like the Wavves set, and the sound is excellent.  Enjoy!

Stream “Exactly What I Want”:

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Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Cloud Nothings
2010-06-24
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY  USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: Schoeps CMC641+Stereo soundboard feed>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) (24/44.1)
Position: Clamp to right side of sbd booth, 8 ft up, DIN
Mastering: 2×24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, slight EQ, adjust levels, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC Level 8

Tracks
01 Didn’t You
02 Can’t Stay Awake
03 Morgan
04 Even If It Worked Out
05 Too Long
06 Exactly What I Want
07 Hey Cool Kid
08 Turning On

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Cloud Nothings, visit their MySpace page, and purchase Turning On from Bridgetown Records here.

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