Ever wondered what it would sound like if Cloud Nothings’ Dylan Baldi teamed up with Wavves mastermind Nathan Williams? Me neither. But that didn’t stop the two of them from doing exactly that. The result is “No Life For Me”, a sneakily recorded album that was in the works for over a year and which saw the light of day late last month.
The nine songs (well, one intro, an interlude and seven songs) are of the lo-fi garage-punk variety and sound pretty damn sweet thanks to some unabashedly poppy hooks. With songs stopping as suddenly as they started (“Nervous”) or derailing in a sonic breakdown (“No Life For Me”), the album exudes a sense of spontaneity that also explains why its poppiest and noisiest moments work so well together. Favorite song? “Come Down”... 2 minutes and 59 seconds of sheer awesomeness!