Posted in music | tour dates on January 17, 2014

by Bill Pearis

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After catching Cate Le Bon at Mercury Lounge last night (1/16), I took the J across the bridge to catch Cloud Nothings at Baby's All Right where the band debuted their forthcoming new album in full. The place was packed to the gills, certainly more people than they would've been able to fit at Rough Trade where the show was originally supposed to happen. Now a trio, the band tore through the still-unnamed album which is the noisiest, most adrenalized thing they've done yet. The crowd took it all in, and saved going mental for the few older songs they pulled out at the end, especially set-closer "Stay Useless."

While we wait for a release date and title, you can listen to a live recording of last night's show (via Consequence of Sound). Stream it below.

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Comments (30)

The show was only ok. The sound in Baby's isn't terrible but certainly not great. Most of their new material seemed to be lacking hooks which made for a difficult first listen. The older songs they played at the end were great.

It was a bit strange that they didn't come out for an encore. The crowd was calling for it. The short set time certainly allowed for it and the house music didn't come on for a couple minutes making it appear as though they just chose not to. Not a huge deal. Just strange.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 11:40 AM

yeah, the no encore was really a letdown. the show felt like it was only just getting started. Entire set time was 45 minutes...

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 11:41 AM

I've never seen them play an encore. They're one of those no-encore bands. Glad I went to the Rangers game instead.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 11:59 AM

Not sure the overall song craft, harmony and dissonance came through as well as a studio-produced album would allow. Good show, Great energy. After last night, I look forward to their April release.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 12:03 PM

yeah - and it doesn't help that they're a 3-piece now either; the show was a let-down - uninspired new songs that echoed many of the things they've already done with nothing new added in.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 12:23 PM

I don't mind no encore, but they left a considerable number of their best songs off the setlist. There was really no reason they couldn't have played two more songs.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 12:26 PM

Had a feeling the third album was going to be more of the same with less appealing results. Albini was Attack On Memory.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 12:27 PM

@12:23 this comment was a let-down - uninspired new comment that echoed many of the things brooklynvegan commenters have already done with nothing new added in.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 12:28 PM

You people were expecting songcraft from fucking Cloud Nothing? You're all dolts and you deserve to be disappointed.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 12:29 PM

can a band just be a band? yikes

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 12:32 PM

well i expected more Albini influence than a re-tread on stuff Wavves did 3 years ago.


Gonna go listen to Roomrunner instead.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 12:37 PM

15m about up.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 12:46 PM

was really expecting a dub inflected synth odyssey fuuuuuck man

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 12:58 PM

Was 35 minutes into the set when the track disappeared.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 12:59 PM

what's this place like? can i get away with smoking weed in there?

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 2:05 PM

I thought it was beyond crowded in there. Seemed they oversold it or something.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 2:08 PM

What's their food eating policy? Can I eat a Robust Hummus Platter in there?

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 2:22 PM

If you are playing in a club with less than 1000 people you are not big enough to play an encore, so get the fuck over yourselves.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 2:53 PM

If you are having a dinner party with more than 10 people, one hummus platter is not big enough unless it is extremely Robust. So get the fuck over to Key Foods and stock the fuck up.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 3:46 PM

What's there public masterbation policy like there?

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 3:53 PM

Yeah every band that's ever played Bowet Ballroom can get over themselves!

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 3:54 PM

I'm so f-ing tired of all the people around here with their little Robust Hummus Platter (RHP) comments. WTF is wrong with you? Haven't you ever tried a FALAFEL?

FACT: Falafels are conceptually superior: they do have a shape (i.e. BALLS) and they are deep fried so they can be sneaked into a music venue much easier.

Although I do enjoy RHPs on a daily basis, I think we should not disregard the little deep fried balls of happiness called "falafels"

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 4:14 PM

does baby's even have a backstage? agreed with the person above who says you shouldnt play an encore unless it's a 1000+ club. I would even say 1000+ with 2 or more albums.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 4:15 PM

354 i dunno this place Bowet Ballroom of which you speak, but if your specious point is regarding a band that has played much larger venues then playing a place like say MHOW then pick up that frying pan and smack yourself in the nose with it real hard, then check back in for further instructuons.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 5:33 PM

They should have played "Wasted Days" and then the crowd would have for sure gone mental.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 6:42 PM

Although falafel balls are indeed a great chickpea based unit, and one will gain immense energy from ingesting these Phyto-Nutrient power houses, I feel as though they still lack the utter robustness of a large platter sitting boldly upon the table doily.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 7:22 PM

Has anyone ever heard about this one hummus spot in Chelsea that sells 2 falafel balls and 1 baby carrot poking between them for $2.50?

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 8:06 PM

You guys... Hummus... Falafel... Can't we all just get along?

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 8:54 PM

Ps: foodswings is closing in one week, and Brooklyn Vegan is completely silent about it! We need some kinda tribute post, hear me BV?

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 8:57 PM

This album was the heaviest

Posted by Bolanos | February 26, 2014 6:59 AM

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