If you’re eager for new material from Cloud Nothings before the release of their next album in February, the band has issued a mixtape inspired by the sound of the upcoming LP.
The eight-track mix’s main influences come from music recorded before the group’s frontman, Dylan Baldi, was born. He reflects, “I more or less memorized every guitar solo on the best Thin Lizzy albums, listened to only The Wipers for about three weeks, and fell asleep to Black Sabbath every night.”
“This mix condenses my listening habits into an easily digestible “best of,” songs that strongly affected what I was thinking while writing my own music,” Baldi adds, “Not to say that every song on ‘Attack On Memory’ sounds like Killdozer, but I do think that the influence of these particular tracks is often obvious, and hopefully sheds some light on why the new Cloud Nothings album sounds so different from any of the past recordings.”
The ‘Attack on Memory Mix 2011′ by Cloud Nothings can be heard via Wichita Recordings’ Soundcloud page.