Premiere: Cloud Nothings’ Summer FADER Mix

Photographer Leia Jospe
June 11, 2010

Cleveland-based songwriter Dylan Baldi, aka Cloud Nothings, cuts through his muddled grunge-pop with indomitable spirit—he always sounds like he just scored the winning three-pointer in a game of street ball even though half the time he's singing about malaise and annoyance. For the mix he made exclusively for the FADER, Baldi says, "It's songs that are good for just sitting and chillin while it's raining out on a summer night." He kicks his thesis off literally with the Cascades' "Rhythm of the Rain," and runs through a tight but playful selection of classics and atmospheric new joints suited for porch swing hand-holding and/or novella-reading. Get into the mood with his latest release and go see the full Cloud Nothings band on tour with current FADER cover star Wavves this summer—tracklist and tour dates after the jump.

Download: Cloud Nothings' Summer FADER Mix (please do not rehost)

1 - The Cascades - Rhythm of the Rain
2 - Gaze - So Sad
3 - Del Shannon - Jody
4 - Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum, & Durr - You Can't Blame Me
5 - Harappian Night Recordings - Mal de Ojo
6 - Four Mints - Row My Boat
7 - E.E. Rogers - Toomus Meremereh Nor Good
8 - Twinsistermoon - Bride of the Spirits
9 - neu - Hallogallo Interspersed with Nobukazu Takemura's "Icefall"
10 - Little Women - Throat IV (excerpt)
11 - The Replacements - Androgynous

Tour dates:
Jun 20 2010 IL MOTORE w/ WAVVES Montreal, Quebec , CA
Jun 21 2010 METRONOME w/ WAVVES Burlington, VT
Jun 22 2010 GREAT SCOTT w/ WAVVES Boston, Massachusetts, US
Jun 24 2010 KNITTING FACTORY w/ WAVVES New York, New York , US
Jun 25 2010 ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL w/ WAVVES Washington DC, Washington, US
Jun 26 2010 THE BARBARY w/ WAVVES Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Premiere: Cloud Nothings’ Summer FADER Mix