Here's a new song, album out end of March:
Good day for new album announcements.
I hope they play The Cargo again and for half the power to go out. That happened a couple of years ago and made for a brilliant gig. The band carried on playing and the crowd helped with singing the songs.
love it when shit goes wrong and the band run with it anyway
I love this band
Really really looking forward to this album now.
Can't wait for this.
Good song too
sounds like vintage-era Blink 182, almost, albeit messier. Great stuff.
Glad to hear him singing in a less nasal/whiney voice. I've loved pretty much everything they've released but that voice was always a bit hard to get past.
bit like the rest really
Because it's fucking awesome.
like when I said it's alright.
then it changes and the second half is really good. Listened a few times and I've felt the same each time. Happy to tolerate the first half becasue I really like the end.
Really looking forward to this.
If the rest of the album is as good as these two tracks then it'll be their best yet. I loved Attack on Memory but thought the second side let it down.
so it's great.
I was a little worried that they'd go down the No Future/No Past sort of route for this as I'm sure I'd read somehwere that they were going for a noisier, less melodic direction, but I'm happy the songs released have been pretty melodic so far.
I like it, but still wish they'd explored some of Attack on Memory's shadier backalleys. The days of massive Wipersesque mid-song diversions like in Wasted Days seem to be behind them (though there is one super-long song on the new one). Still, it's leaps and bounds ahead of most similar pop-punk around imo.
Very excited to hear it
Which can only be a good thing
Really excited to listen.
So yeah, it's good innit. It's gonna take a while to get properly into I think (AOM did for me too) but that's no bad thing.
Great album, definitely their best for me.
that bit is especially awesome - all several minutes of it
I FEEL FINE
I DON'T EVEN TALK ABOUT IT
better than I was expecting. I agree with whatisthewhat a bit, it could have done with some more obvious darker shades, but it's still very good. all the melodic stuff on Attack grew on me hard too, so I am expecting this to age well.
Baldi still singing like he won't need his voice by the age of 30. I thank him for his sacrifice. It's a savagely melancholic sound.
He WILL lose his voice though.
Listening to it made me feel like teenage me playing Idlewild. bit of a random comparison, but there it is.
Agree with the teenager listening to Idlewild comparison. I think it was the desire to shout out angsty melodies on public transport that did it.
I can get through it twice on my commute, so 4 times a day. And it's clicked SO MUCH. So difficult not to bounce along to it waiting for the train as well.
Also there's not a duff track on it. Much like Attack On Memory.
First 10/10 album I've heard in a long, long time.
I can feel your pain and I feel (what?)
I can't feel your pain and I feel alright 'bout it.
I think it is. By no means certain.
At least I have something to sing along to now!
141 plays in 7 days. Shit.
146 plays in 7 days. Addicted.
nearly 3 times a day. sounds about right, maybe not enough.
might pre-order the cd now.
Psychic Trauma > Now Hear In > Pattern Walks > No Thoughts > I'm Not Part Of Me > Quieter Today > Just See Fear > Giving Into Seeing
The beginning of Psychic Trauma and the end of Pattern Walks are the best moments on the whole thing for me
Fall In > Wasted Days > No Future/No Past > No Sentiment > Stay Useless > Our Plans > Separation > Cut You
Separation > Wasted Days > Stay Useless > everything else, though close call.
Here and Nowhere Else:
Pattern Walks > No Thoughts > I'm Not Part Of Me > Quieter Today > Now Here In > Psychic Trauma > the rest, though again everything's fucking ace. AOTY so far for me, hands down.
I'm Not Part of Me > Psychic Trauma > No Thoughts > Pattern Walks > Giving Into Seeing > the rest, all great
but I'm not part of me is the best so far
Now Hear In > I'm Not Part Of Me > Quieter Today > Psychic Trauma > Pattern Walks > Just See Fear > No Thoughts > Giving In To Seeing
I liked Attack on Memory, though I have to admit that after a while I was only listening to three tracks (Fall In, Our Plans, Stay Useless). Think after this album I might go back to AoM and try to listen to it more as an album.
I only have one other song by them (can't remember what). Are the first two albums worth checking out?
but each to their own...
Nothings/War On Drugs gig clash in late May (I think). Tough choice on which to go to.
for deaf institute gig, can't wait.
Come on. It's out properly now. 8.7 BNM and everything. YOU DICKS.
If it's anything like JoFo/Los Camp I will NOT be happy niki.
I'm not a JoFo fan so wouldn't know about that :/
In my head JoFo and Los Camp are effectively the same band.
you still on 4 plays a day?
yep, me too. Tried to give myself a break so I didn't burn out. didn't happen, not burnt out yet.
NOW YOU'RE A PART OF SOMETHING BIG
BUT I KNOW WE SHARE A THING
I gave it a break for a week but on at least 2 plays a day still.
I'm not you / you're a part of me.
Saying - Don't mistake me as being the same as you, but know that I consider you
I lost my voice to that song in the car the other day.
Is it the listener or someone in his personal life? Changes the meaning of the song a bit - both compelling. Like, he says he's been witholding his real bad shit becasue it doesn't actually matter because he's A-OK - enter huge heart crushing punk-pop wall of chorus.
MY HEART MOVES FORWARD
MY MIND IS WASTED LISTENING TO YOU
Pattern Walks is absolutely immense. Need to see these guys live
Took me well over a month to put it somewhere roughly on a par with Attack on Memory.
Or is this album really quiet on Spotify? I don't have Premium but even full volume it sounds quiet.
Where can I nab it in really good quality, bearing in mind I'm on a tablet as my laptop is broken?
same as Attack on Memory - for the same reasons I imagine, they haven't compressed it to crap. Good on them.
Also seeing them at Porto Primavera a week or so later :D
really enjoying the album. especially Just See Fear.
hope it's a blast! Luckily I'll be seeing them at Jabberwocky (ATP fingers crossed etc etc)
I'm going to listen to it in the car back from work LOUD.
The M32 traffic jam will never be as much fun.
It's amazing. Think I must've listened to it a dozen times yesterday and well on track for the same today.
Don't remember even having heard of them before. Should I just buy all their other records without even listening to them first?
Definitely give the others a test run - they weren't my cup of tea.
or should I just stick to all the records they're trying to immitate?
I'm guessing it's pretty similar to the last one.
personally I find them more concise than the Wipers and maybe better-structured than eg Husker Du.
i don't like their lyrics as much as the above's
the lyrics just seem really bratty and solipsistic compared to the more socially conscious lyrics of your Husker Dus and Wipers(es).
Songs just sound great.
i don't think solipsistic lyrics necessarily devalue the soul or authenticity of the music. i'm not sure young songwriters like Dylan Baldi are exactly at fault for hearing oppression and social dissatisfaction in the music they love but reproducing it with the sort of introverted resignation that's near-ubiquitous 25 years later, whether that's down to the ongoing + and - effects of capitalism or fashionable irony or whatever. tbf i can't get on board with stuff like Captured Tracks (minus Perfect Pussy) which just seems pointlessly chilled but i like Cloud Nothings. they obviously care about making beautiful music as much as the Wipers cared about fixing the world or exposing its blemishes or whatever.
i suppose it all boils down to the fact they make fucking massive tunes.
i think they apply the noisy disaffection of bands like the wipers to a kind of self-examination, and as a single case that approach is not something i'm gonna worry about.
I don't know... I just find it hard to get on board with most of these records that just come across as bedroom simulacra of better records. I can't really criticise the people making it for not knowing any better, and it's fair enough that some people can just appreciate it without needing some intrinsic REALNESS.
I guess hearing something from years ago and wanting to express yourself similarly is real in its own way. I just wince when I hear it, or totally switch off.
but then I haven't much in the way of woolly sunshine pop in my record collection. certainly not as much stern, abrasive U.S. indie fare. so I wasn't as harsh in my judgement.
and that's where it comes down to taste i suppose. having grown up listening mostly to overhyped derivative stuff or whatever i never had any great fidelity to realness, which as i get (slightly) older maybe starts to change, but i still have a soft spot the size of africa for bands like Cloud Nothings who don't represent a great deal besides exciting feelings and sounds.
the first sentence of your second paragraph makes a cool point that i'd never thought about.
TO BE HERE AND NOWHERE ELSE
Not that I want to.
Not even sure I know that many of the lyrics yet. Very strong AOTY contender, would have been 2nd on my list last year. The end of Giving Into Seeing is just phenomenal.
Even the tracks I though were slightly weaker to start with (Quieter Today, Just See Fear) are now firm favourites.
oh god the drums
Is absolutely wonderful.
I THOUGHT I NEVER WOULD REMEMBER
Great album all round, really enjoying it. Hopefully the slight change in vocal styles means the lead singers voice won't sound completely destroyed towards the end of tours as it did with Attack on Memory (not getting too hopeful, mind).
I remember liking Attack on Memory when it came out but they've kind of dropped off my radar since then.
Not rinsed an album in such a short space of time like this since Japandroids last effort. Maybe it's because of the similar short running length, anthemic choruses, angsty lyrics etc. proper nostalgia for being a moody teenager.
As has been said A LOT already, end of Pattern Walks is exceptional.
This is flippin' brilliant.
Quoting a bunch of rave reviews and then putting the NME 5/10 review at the end, followed by 'Oh well!'.
probably averaging over 3 plays a day for the last couple of weeks. this year's had loads of great releases for me, but this is still the standout. if there's another album as good as it then 2014 will have been a hell of a year.
they're all great, but my favourites are now hear in, psychic trauma, and i'm not a part of me. kind of love that its so short. fits almost perfectly for my way to/from work. ive found myself rather embarrassingly tapping/nodding along more intensely than is probably acceptable on public transport on a few occasions.
i'm not part of me was used in the background.
They've made it guys!
hi all, thought i'd through my opinion into the mix, i'm writing about the music i listen to in 2014, check out my cloud nothings thoughts here:
I kinda wish they'd split Pattern Walks into 2 tracks.
Like, still run them together on the album, but make the two 'halves' separate songs/tracks.
Going to the Scala show, saw them last year as well in Shepherd's Bush somewhere. Like all the albums, Attack I just can't get bored of. New album seems to be harder to get into so far. Can't wait for the gig...
i'm just gonna be shouting random noises at the gig in a couple of weeks :/
well, it's fucking excellent, their best yet I reckon. Finally get to see them live at Primavera, cannot wait.
Does anyone want my ticket that I can no longer make? (£12) PM me!
Seeing them on Sunday in Cork. Can't wait to meet them too.
let me know
Fantastic gig, one of the most solid set lists you're likely to see. Even came out and did a one song encore of Wasted Days...
If anyone's got a spare for the Scala, let me know.
omg omg omg
they're really good
ever picking up their second album.
Really like this song, might have to get that if see it
in a tiny venue not much bigger than my living room. They were fucking brilliant, especially the closer Wasted Days. What a fucking band. Even seeing the Costa Rica-Italy score on the TV behind the bar couldn't spoil it.