In case you didn't get that horrible, horrible attempt at a "joke," we like Cloud Nothings. A lot. The Cleveland one-man shit-gaze machine known to his family as Dylan Baldi is building buzz, and new songs "Morgan" (via Gorilla vs. Bear) and "Little Raygun" (via our mangy cousins over at the FADER) prove why it's much deserved. With sugar-rush drum work, Energizer vocals, and an ace slacker guitar solo, "Morgan" sounds like what would happen if we threw our Kinks records into the trash compactor filled with dangerously cheap beer. "Little Raygun" is well, it's a jam of spectacular, almost unfair proportions. It may be too soon to throw Baldi in the same group of Ohio lo-fi luminaries like Guided by Voices and Times New Viking -- but it certainly doesn't hurt that he reminds us of both bands. His debut LP, Turning On, is available riiiiight about now via Bridgetown Records.
Cloud Nothings, Morgan
Cloud Nothings, Little Raygun