Cloud Nothings share blistering new album 'Last Building Burning': Stream
The Cleveland-based noise-rock quartet returns with their fifth studio-effort as they explore a range of new themes and sounds.
Cloud Nothings are back today (Oct. 19) with their fifth studio full-length effort, 'Last Building Burning.'
The album follows the Ohio-based indie rockers' highly acclaimed 2017 LP 'Life Without Sound', and features production from Randall Dunn who has worked with some heavy-hitting drone and noise artists like Sunn O))) and Oren Ambarchi. The album was put together at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas and arrives via Carpark Records.
The new album sees the noise-rock darlings explore a range of new sounds and concepts and includes previously released singles 'The Echo of the World,' 'Leave Him Now,' and 'So Right So Clean.'
In a statement, frontman Dylan Bladi said that he’s “obsessed with the idea of energy at the moment.”
“I wrote this because I feel like there aren’t too many rock bands doing this right now,” he said, detailing the sound of the new record. “A lot of the popular bands with guitars are light. They sound good, but it’s missing the heaviness I like,” he added.
He also aptly described the record as “seven short, and one long, bursts of intense, controlled chaos.”
'Last Building Burning' has already raked in some rave reviews. Pitchfork gave the album a score of 7.6 and declared it as "one of the most self-immolating and intense albums" of Baldi's career. Consequence of Sound gave the album a 'B' rating, calling it a "ferocious album that finds them diving headfirst into experimentation... filled to the brim with a driving energy that rarely lets up."
Cloud Nothings are hitting the road in support of the album with the North American leg of an international tour set to kick off on October 22 in Lexington, Kentucky. See the full list of dates here. Apple Music and Spotify users can stream the full album below: