Posted in music | pictures on January 27, 2012

photos by Amanda Hatfield

The Cloud Nothings

In a word, the band sounded "essential" (and like Sunny Day Real Estate), as if [Cloud Nothings] had to prove themselves all over again with every song. They were raw, intense, physical, aggressive, and it showed even in the name of the songs they played in their tight 50-minute set: the already-anthemic "No Future/No Past," skuzzy show opener "Stay Useless," bursting "Cut You," and the Nirvana-like "No Sentiment." When a scratchy-voiced Baldi furiously proclaimed, "No nostalgia, no sentiment/We're over it now and we were over it then," he meant it. [The L]
Band of the moment (thanks to a killer new album that you can stream on Spotify) Cloud Nothings played a sold out show at The Studio at Webster Hall last night (1/26). Here are some pictures

If you missed them, you'll have TWO chances to catch the band in NYC while they're out with A Classic Education in the coming months; March 27 at Mercury Lounge (tickets on AMEX presale on 2/1, regular on 2/3) and March 28 at Glasslands (tickets on sale).

More pictures from The Studio at Webster Hall (we missed openers Bleeding Rainbow and Jump Into The Gospel) are below....

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Comments (25)

Anyone know what happened to Reading Rainbow (now Bleeding Rainbow) that made them change their sound so dramatically? I really liked them before, but I can't say the same after last night's show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 2:33 PM

LIKE OMG! I SAW THEM! BEFORE THEY WERE BIG!

Haha but yeah, last night was awesome. And Reading Rainbow or Bleeding Rainbow or whatever they want to be called was absolutely terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:19 PM

was it loud?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:25 PM

pretty sick of hearing about this band and how "hard" they rock. sounding like nirvana and sunny day real estate is 20 years old and thus, not rocking very heard.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:29 PM

It wasn't really that loud. Just AWESOME

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:33 PM

@3:29 Have you actually listened to the album?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:33 PM

FYI for those who care - the drummer from Cloud Nothings is playing playing tonight at 285 with his band Total Babes.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:51 PM

sick show last night

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 3:52 PM

yeah, bleeding rainbow sounded awful - nothing like what you hear on prism eyes.

cloud nothings were great, though.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 4:07 PM

dylan baldi = mclovin

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 4:37 PM

When I heard the name Cloud Nothings I thought they were going to be some lame buzz dreamy pk4 band like that godawful Youth Lagoon, but I just got the new album today and it kicks a lot of ass

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 5:25 PM

Youth Lagoon > Cloud Nothing. Fact.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 5:29 PM

This was the lamest crowd I've ever seen. I wish people would have moshed.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 5:34 PM

Ah come on -- Youth Lagoon suuuuucks. So fucking boring. Maybe if I laid around a shot up heroin all day on my couch.

I'm not saying Cloud Nothings is king shit either but damn.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 5:38 PM

@5:34PM - Just because you're listening to music that sounds like it was made 20 years ago, doesn't mean you have to act like you did 20 years ago. Plus, the crowd was ripe with Pitchfork drones. Those dudes don't dance. They don't even MOVE to the sound of music. They just critique. Still better than the crowd @ Mercury last time I saw them: everyone left after Toro Y Moi.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 6:08 PM

@6:08PM I wasn't alive 20 years ago. And yeah I read that 40 people were on the press list. that means 1/8 of the crowd was on the press list.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 6:45 PM

A big SO WHAT to this band. No and no.

Posted by Sunkull | January 27, 2012 7:40 PM

I was a big fan of Reading Rainbow..But since they added a third member and the drummer went from a stand-up kit to sitting down as well as the name change; I've kind of lost interest.

From speaking with them, I got the impression that their label advised them to seek a third member because of the limitations they had as a two piece.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 7:47 PM

This band sucks and their recent album is terrible. People need to stop following P4k

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 9:48 PM

Cant say I enjoyed the album - I gave it an honest try

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012 11:33 PM

What does Youth Lagoon have to do with this band? Totally different vibes. Great show, though I thought they lost steam towards the end.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2012 10:02 AM

Seems like people are trying too hard to find a band to get behind these days. Indie rock is over. Corporate vampires sucked the blood out of this genre years ago . . . just a signifier & fashion trend for rich, white liberal arts students.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2012 10:58 AM

Agreed 10:58.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2012 4:49 PM

I've heard about these guys but have never seen them play. They look good. Awesome pics taken.

Posted by hampers | January 28, 2012 7:18 PM

cloud nothing rules

Posted by jordon | August 7, 2013 1:37 PM

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