Cloud Nothings Announce Attack On Memory 10th Anniversary Vinyl And Tour

cloud of nothing‘game-changing indie/post-hardcore rock Attack on memory turned 10 earlier this year (read our retrospective review), and now to celebrate, the band and their label Carpark Records have given it a 10th anniversary reissue. This is a limited edition pressed on sky blue vinyl, housed in a foil sleeve with all new colorized artwork (pictured above), and includes two bonus 7″ flexi with two previously unreleased tracks from the Attack on memory sessions, “You Will Turn” and “Jambalaya”. The street date is January 20, 2023. Pre-order a copy of the B.V. store and check out a mockup below.

Cloud Nothings also announced a tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of Attack on memoryand hitting Brooklyn Williamsburg Music Hall on November 16. Tickets for the entire tour will go on sale Friday (7/15) at 10:00 a.m. local with advance presales. All dates are listed below.

Here’s some of what we wrote about the album when it turned 10 last January:

In some underground rock circles, Cloud Nothings’ Attack on memory was the album that changed everything. About two years earlier, bandleader Dylan Baldi released home pop noise recordings under the name Cloud Nothings, which quickly garnered buzz at the height of the lo-fi boom, and it drove the resident of Cleveland to start a band after being invited. to fly to Brooklyn and open for Woods and Real Estate at the Market Hotel. Cloud Nothings quickly signed with Carpark and released an expanded edition of their debut EP. To light up, followed by their self-titled debut album in 2011, but the lo-fi boom was not going to last and Cloud Nothings knew it. Although so many solo indie rock projects with committed bands technically remain solo projects forever, Cloud Nothings took their unlikely formation as a chance to truly become a bandaged, a four-headed beast anchored by the beastly drumming of Jayson Gerycz and the rugged bass lines of TJ Duke with Dylan’s inventive vocals, songwriting and guitar playing on the lead. (And at the time they had guitarist Joe Boyer, who was later replaced by Chris Brown.)

Looking back, you can hear moments on Cloud Nothings’ self-titled album that suggest they wanted to break away from the lo-fi home recordings that made the machine cling to them, but they didn’t. of clean break before 2012. Attack on memory, which turns 10 today. They were clearly interested in post-hardcore, noise rock and emo (gasp!), they entered the studio with Steve Albini, and they came out with a heavy rock record. There are screams! Riffs! A long traffic jam! Dylan’s talent for sugar-coated choruses still showed (and was stronger than ever) on songs like “Fall In” and “Stay Useless,” but it sounded much more like something that might have come out on Vagrant in the 90s than you would expect from Carpark in the early 2010s. And at a time when no major music publication had ever published the words “emo revival”, Attack on memory was received as one of the most acclaimed records of the year and made Cloud Nothings bigger and more respected than ever. There were other indie rock-approved punk bands before Cloud Nothings (Fucked Up, Titus Andronicus), but Attack on memory veered way closer to the E-word than anything the indie rock music press was touching at the time. There are a lot of factors that played into the critical approval of emo throughout the 2010s, but the way I see it, Attack on memory was the big hit.

Learn more here. Watch the video for “Stay Useless” below and pre-order the new reissue.

Track list
1. No Future/No Past
2. Lost days
3. Fall
4. Stay useless
5. Separation
6. No feeling
7. Our packages
8. Cut yourself
9. Jambalaya [Bonus Track]
10. You will turn [Bonus Track]

Cloud Nothings – 2022 Tour Dates
Thu, November 10, 2022 — Philadelphia, PA @ Brooklyn Bowl
Fri, November 11, 2022— Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Sat. Nov 12, 2022 — Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Tue, Nov 15, 2022 — Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Marry. November 16, 2022 — New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Tue, Nov 29, 2022 — Los Angeles, CA @ Teregram Ballroom
Marry. Nov 30, 2022 — San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Fri, December 2, 2022 — Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Sat. December 3, 2022 — Seattle, WA @ Neumos

Jack L. Goldstein