Song of the Day: “Hey Cool Kid” by Cloud Nothings

Today’s song is “Hey Cool Kid” by Cloud Nothings. Cloud Nothings is the brainchild of 18 year old Cleveland resident Dylan Baldi who started recording indie music on his computer in the basement of his parent’s house in late 2009. Dylan’s music created online excitement and praise. Wanting to take his songs on the road, he formed a band with  TJ Duke on bass, Jayson Gerycz on drums, and Joe Boyer on guitar.  Their first show was in New York last December opening for Real Estate and Woods.  Since then the band has played SXSW, toured with Wavves, and played shows with such bands as Titus Andronicus, Parts & Labor, Best Coast, and Kurt Vile.

2010 has been very busy for Cloud Nothings.  First there was the Turning On EP, then a seven inch single on Group Tightener and then another one on Old Flame as well as a super rare split cassette release on Bathetic.  This fall, Carpark compiles the Turning On EP, the Group Tightener single, and two songs from the split cassette for a handy introductory compilation called simply Turning On.

This summer, Cloud Nothings have recorded their first full length in Baltimore with Chester Gwazda (Dan Deacon, Future Islands).  The album is planned for a winter 2011 release. For more information on Cloud Nothings check out MySpace .

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