Cloud Nothings share new single 'I'd Get Along'
Cloud Nothings share new single 'I'd Get Along'
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 08:53
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Cloud Nothings recently announced their highly anticipated new album, Final Summer, and today Cleveland's loudest export have returned with a tremendous new single, "I'd Get Along." Due out April 19th from Pure Noise Records, Final Summer continues the band's nearly 15 year streak of unimpeachably fantastic guitar rock albums. It's a record that’s so assured, so instantly satisfying, that it forces you to pause and realize you’re listening to one of the great American rock bands in their prime.

"I'd Get Along" follows earlier singles "Final Summer" and "Running Through The Campus" (which garnered attention from the likes of Pitchfork, NPR, Stereogum, Paste, BrooklynVegan, Uproxx, and more) and sounds like Cloud Nothings trying to top their own incredibly high bar for big guitars and big hooks. Starting with a single fuzz-drenched guitar that's already enough to shake the speakers "I'd Get Along" explodes into one of the most toweringly catchy choruses of the band's entire catalog.

Vocalist/guitarist Dylan Baldi discussed the new song, saying:

"I got pretty obsessed with the band Earth during the pandemic, and that led to an obsession with other doom metal, and then I started buying lots of fuzz pedals and downloading distortion plugins online—basically just anything that would blow out my guitar sound and get it sounding somewhere in the deep and fuzzed out ballpark of the heavy music I was listening to. 'I'd Get Along' is sort of a Cloud Nothings take on that sound, where the guitar is big and bulky but there's a really poppy vocal melody on top, and the drums are bouncy and rolling around the other instruments in their own idiosyncratic way."

Cloud Nothings–made up of Baldi, drummer Jayson Gerycz and bassist Chris Brown–have evolved from scrappy lofi upstarts into a guitar music institution, churning out incredible songs at a rate and level of quality that few can compare to. Recorded with Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile, The War On Drugs, Torres, Purling Hiss), mixed by Sarah Tudzin (boygenius, Tim Heidecker, Pom Pom Squad), and mastered by Jack Callahan (Ryley Walker, Merchandise, Wolf Eyes), Final Summer offers their finest set of songs to date, perfectly capturing the mix of melody and noise that makes Cloud Nothings so special. Clocking in at a lean 29 minutes, the album is bursting with the unbridled joy that comes from playing guitars and drums loudly. This is not the work of a scrappy new band cramming all of their ideas into a debut album or grizzled veterans grinding through another release: it’s one of the tightest and most invigorating rock bands active today, driven to make the best version of themselves.