Album artwork for Live at the Grog Shop
Cloud Nothings release their limited edition live album this week titled Live at the Grog Shop. Having recently performed at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago earlier this month, the live performance of Cut You from the set is available to watch online.
Live at the Grog Shop released 30 July will be limited to 500 copies and available on clear vinyl through Wichita Recordings. It is a 9 track record containing songs from the current album, Attack On Memory. The album was recorded at Cleveland’s Grog Shop on 5 April hence the name.
Cloud Nothings will be returning to the UK after their European festival circuit. You can catch them on the below dates:
19th: SKIPTON, Beacons Festival
21st: LONDON, XOYO
Cloud Nothings are releasing a 9-track live album on July 30 following their incredible set at Cargo in London last month, a Shepherd’s Bush Empire slot with Bob Mould, festival appearances and their regional UK shows.
Cloud Nothings performing live
The Ohio-based quartet have announced they will release this album as a limited edition vinyl through Wichita Recordings. There will only be 500 copies made available.
The record itself was recorded on April 5 at the Grog Shop in the band’s home town of Cleveland. It was both recorded and mixed by James Kananen at the end of their long US tour. Live at the Grog Shop catches the band in their element. Through the off-key vocals and heavy guitar riffs comes a fantastic combination of chaos and punk rock.
Listen to the five track sample here.
Cloud Nothings will also be playing XOYO in London on August 21. Tickets can be purchased from wegotickets and ticketweb.
Cloud Nothings Attack On Memory CD cover
Cloud Nothings are back just over a year after their debut with their second album, Attack On Memory.
Attack On Memory will be released on February 6 2012, so there’s a little while to wait yet. However, I do have a sneak preview for you all. Listen to the opening track of the record, No Future /No Past here.
This album has been produced by Steve Albini who has worked with Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Pixies and Manic Street Preachers among other artists.
No Future/No Past is very similar lyrically, vocally and musically to Nirvana. It’s a dark track compared to their earlier stuff such as debut single Hey Cool Kid and Understand At All.
Attack On Memory is also a much more experimental record blending influences from post-rock, indie and post-punk. This can clearly be heard in No Future/No Past which has some harrowing sounds in it.
Attack On Memory is available from February 6 2012 on Wichita Records.