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Cloud Nothings share animated “Up To The Surface” video

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Cloud Nothings have released the video for “Up To The Surface,” the opening track off of their outstanding 2017 record Life Without Sound. Directed by multimedia artist AUJIK, the 3D-animated, black-and-white video is pretty bizarre, and features strange imagery involving block-like creatures navigating a bleak world. Says the band’s Dylan Baldi:

I really liked AUJIK’s previous work (especially the Spatial Bodies videos he has on his Vimeo), so got in touch and asked him to make something along those lines for “Up To The Surface.” He agreed way more heartily than I thought he would and decided to make a sort of continuation of that Spatial Bodies series, but this time with more focus on the hobbies of little blocky computer people. I think they’re cute, even though they inhabit some kind of desolate future void world.

Watch the video, as well as the video for previous single “Internal World,” below.

Cloud Nothings will be appearing at Raleigh’s Hopscotch Festival next month, alongside Solange, Future Islands, and Run the Jewels, and others. Tickets are still on sale. After that the band will be getting ready for their fall tour with Japandroids, which includes a NYC show at Brooklyn Steel on October 26 (tickets). Updated dates are listed below.

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Cloud Nothings – 2017 Tour Dates
Aug 25 Schenley Plaza Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 07 HOPSCOTCH MUSIC FESTIVAL Raleigh, NC
Sep 09 High & San Bernardino, CA
Sep 24 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
Oct 13 MacEwan Hall w/ Japandroids – Calgary, Canada
Oct 14 Union Hall w/ Japandroids – Edmonton, Canada
Oct 16 O’Brians w/ Japandroids – Saskatoon, Canada
Oct 17 Garrick Centre w/ Japandroids – Winnipeg, Canada
Oct 19 Halifax Pop Explosion w/ Japandroids – Halifax, Canada
Oct 21 Corona Theatre w/ Japandroids – Montreal, Canada
Oct 22 Bronson Centre Theatre w/ Japandroids – Ottawa, Canada
Oct 24 Massey Hall w/ Japandroids – Toronto, Canada
October 26 Brooklyn Steel w/ Japandroids – NYC
Oct 28 Jefferson Theatre w/ Japandroids – Charlottesville, VA
Oct 30 Rams Head Live w/ Japandroids – Baltimore, MD
Oct 31 Stage AE w/ Japandroids – Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 02 Vic Theatre w/ Japandroids – Chicago, IL
Nov 04 The Majestic w/ Japandroids – Detroit, MI
Nov 06 Newport Music Hall w/ Japandroids – Columbus, OH
Nov 07 Cannery Ballroom w/ Japandroids – Nashville, TN
Nov 08 40 Watt Club w/ Japandroids – Athens, GA
Nov 10 Republic w/ Japandroids – New Orleans, LA
Nov 10 Sound On Sound Fest Mcdade, TX
Dec 13 London Roundhouse London, United Kingdom

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