There’s a great American tradition of New York being a welcoming port and FADER teamed up with Converse’s new Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn to further it. Once a month, we’ll be welcoming touring artists to the neighborhood with a visit to a local Brooklyn institution, as well as making time for an intimate performance. Catch that exclusive show, interview and MP3s right here.
In person, Cloud Nothings’ Dylan Baldi looks like the male version of the nerdy girl protagonist in one of those teenage rom coms, the kind where the girl scores some kind of wacky makeover and is suddenly in the running for prom queen. For Baldi though, the glasses don’t come off and he remains the infinitely charming nerd. Onstage even, standing in as guitar god shredding through something like the Cloud Nothings’ “Seperation,” Baldi is a kid in his parent’s garage, hoping the girl across the street peaks over on her way home from her community service commitment. “Fall In” at least, gives voice to Baldi’s social frustrations, letting the entire fictional school know that this little bespectacled band geek is going somewhere. Somewhere that everyone else will pay admission to get into. Check back in the coming days for an interview with Baldi at Brooklyn’s acclaimed Roebling Tea Room and an exclusive download from Cloud Nothings’ Converse Rubber Tracks performance.