Pitchfork Music Festival 2014: Cloud Nothings + The Wytches

Music, Rock, Pop & Hip-hop
Photograph: Zach Long Cloud Nothings | Pygmalion Music Festival | September 29, 2012

"I'm not telling you all I'm going through," Dylan Baldi repeats on "I'm Not Part of Me," the first single from Cloud Nothing's Here and Nowhere Else. Well, hey, have it your way, Dylan, but that's kind of your job as a songwriter. Still, anyone with ears and the experience of being a teenager can tell you exactly what he's going through—pillow biting, knots in the gut, poetry writing. You know, that first breakup. It's essential adolescent stuff, shot through with fuzzy electricity by Baldi's Ohio pop-punk troupe, who hammer and wail like kids who injest nothing but the Get Up Kids, coffee and the early Replacements.

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