Cloud Nothings

Turning On [10th Anniversary]

£17.99
  • Cloud Nothings - Turning On [10th Anniversary]
29th January 2021 / LP / Carpark Records

Cloud Nothings

Turning On [10th Anniversary]

£17.99

Celebrating a decade since wunderkind musician Baldi produced a phenomenal, honest and raw album that would propel Cloud Nothing into world tours, several records and a global following.

This release is listed for pre order, with a scheduled release date of 29th January 2021. It is also listed at a special discounted pre order price that will revert to full price during week of release. Please note, if you purchase any item that is a pre order, your order will ship once all of the items in that order are in stock. You can read more about our shipping policies here.

It’s been 10 years since the release of Turning On, Cloud Nothings’ debut album. Singer-songwriter Dylan Baldi began recording the album, creating each track in his parents’ basement in Cleveland, Ohio. Over one winter, Baldi produced an album of taut, lo-fi guitar-pop songs, playing each instrument himself. His music gained traction in the increasingly popular music blog circuit, allowing Baldi to book his first shows in new places, like New York City. He gathered a band together to play live, and Cloud Nothings were on their way.

The band has accomplished a great deal since Turning On, signing to Carpark Records, releasing seven albums, and headlining numerous international tours. Yet, their debut isn’t dusted over in the band’s history. Turning On still remains the stripped-back core of Cloud Nothings style: raw and grungy, filled with catchy earworms that are surprisingly pop. The album carries all the stored potential of someone ready to venture off into the world, a feeling that bursts with energy even 10 years later.

+ LP is pressed on Clear Opaque Light Blue Marble vinyl. 

All the tracks on Turning On are eruptive and restless, its lo-fi quality embodying the desperate need to record an idea by any means necessary. Songs like “Hey Cool Kid” encapsulate Baldi’s talent for churning, hook-filled guitar. The vocals on songs like
Can’t Stay Awake” are distorted, with scattered lyrics that echo the angst of a teenage diary. As a whole, the album delivers dissonance and edge, without sacrificing the authentic romanticism of someone who is on the verge of something big and doesn’t know it yet.

Format /LP
Released /29th January 2021
Catalogue / CAK55LP
Barcode / 0677517005516
Artist / Cloud Nothings
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