BRAIDS Streams New LP and Announces More Tour Dates

Canadian foursome BRAIDS have announced their debut LP, Native Speaker, can be streamed online. Here’s the link:  http://hypem.com/#!/artist/Braids

They have also adjusted their tour schedule to add more dates and will be playing with a variety of bands.  Tour dates are as follows:

01-21 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
01-22 Quebec, QC – Le Cercle
01-27 Laval, QC – Studio Theatre Maison Des Arts
01-28 Kingston, ON – The Grad Club
01-30 Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub
01-31 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
02-01 St. Louis, MO – The Old Rock House
02-02 Norman, OK – Opolis
02-04 Dallas, TX – Club Dada *$
02-05 Austin, TX – The Mohawk *$
02-07 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade *$
02-08 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder *$
02-09 West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern *$
02-11 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel *$
02-12 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory *$
02-13 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie *$
02-16 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge *$
02-17 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *$
02-18 Montreal, Quebec – Il Motore *$
02-19 Toronto, ON – El Mocambo *$
02-21 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner *$
02-22 Urbana, IL – Canopy Club *$
02-23 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s *$
02-24 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *$
02-25 Madison, WI – Der Rathskellar (University of Wisconsin) *$
02-26 Chicago, IL – Subterranean *$
03-01 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey *
03-02 Portland, OR – Holocene *
03-03 Arcata, CA – Jambalaya *$
03-04 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop *
03-05 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour *
03-10 Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar %
03-11 San Diego, CA – Casbah %
03-12 Las Vegas, NV – Neon Reverb Festival %
03-14 Santa Fe, NM – Corazon %
03-21 Tempe, AZ – Sail Inn !~
03-26 Kennewick, WA – The Red Room !~
03-28 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret !
04-06 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop !
04-13 Baltimore, MD – Talking Head !

* Baths
$ Star Slinger
% Asobi Seksu
! Toro Y Moi
~ Cloud Nothings

Toro Y Moi and Cloud Nothings Share 7″ and Tour


Columbia South Carolina’s Toro Y Moi and Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings are teaming up for a 7″ and tour dates this Spring. Toro Y Moi’s Underneath the Pine hits streets on February 22nd and Cloud Nothings self titled debut full length release becomes available on January 25th.

Familiarize yourself with free track downloads available for Toro Y Moi’s  “Still Sound” and Cloud Nothings  “Should Have.”

TORO Y MOI & CLOUD NOTHINGS

01/19 New York, NY Mercury Lounge (Sold Out!)
03/11 Athens, GA 40 Watt
03/12 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
03/13 New Orleans, LA Circle Bar
03/14 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds
03/15 McAllen, TX M.P.M. Fest @ Ambiente
03/16 – 03/18 Austin, TX SXSW
03/19 Dallas, TX Club Dada
03/21 Tempe, AZ Sail Inn *
03/22 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar
03/23 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
03/24 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
03/25 Portland, OR Doug Fir
03/26 Kennewick, WA The Red Room *
03/27 Seattle, WA Crocodile

* = w/ Braids

TORO Y MOI ONLY

03/28 Vancouver, BC Biltmore
03/30 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge #
03/31 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge #
04/01 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
04/02 Omaha, NE Slowdown Jr. #
04/03 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry #
04/05 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle #
04/06 Bloomington, IN The Bishop #*
04/07 Toronto, ONT Wrongbar #
04/08 Montreal, PQ La Sala Rossa #
04/09 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall #
04/10 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg #
04/11 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom #
04/12 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church #
04/13 Baltimore, MD Talking Head *
04/14 Washington, DC Rock N Roll Hotel #
04/15 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 *
04/16 Columbia, SC Indie Grits Film Festival

* = w/ Braids
# = w/ Adventure

CLOUD NOTHINGS ONLY

01/12 Grantham, PA – Messiah College @
01/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox @
01/14 Columbus, OH – The Basement @
01/15 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall $@
01/16 Muncie, IL – The Silo
01/17 Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel @
01/18 Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo @
01/20 Albany, NY – Valentines

@ = w/ Oberhofer
$ = w/ Handsome Furs

Cloud Nothings Present New Track From New Album, “Should Have”

January 25th, 2011, the release date for Cloud Nothings’ self-titled album on Carpark, is getting closer and closer and after giving us a first teaser of what it sounds like with the premiere of the the song “Understand At All,” we’re given a second excerpt. This song is called “Should Have” and will be out as a 7″ picture disc single on January 28th, 2011. It sounds like those rock songs you love as a teen, except with a little more whimsy both in the vocals and the arrangements but without that pretend-roughness we took for rebel attitude.
Take a listen below:

Cloud Nothings also have a few dates lined up for the end of the month and January so check out below if they’ll be stopping anywhere near you!
Here are their upcoming tour dates:
12/17 – Akron, OH – Musica (with Herzog)
12/18 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland (with Herzog)
01/12 – Grantham, PA – Messiah College (with Oberhofer)
01/13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox (with Oberhofer)
01/14 – Columbus, OH – The Basement (with Oberhofer)
01/15 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall (with Handsome Furs & Oberhofer)
01/17 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel (with Oberhofer)
01/18 – Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo (with Oberhofer)
01/19 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (with Toro Y Moi) 

Modern Mystery’s Top 10 Videos of the Year



1. Morning Benders “Promises”

2. Wavves “Post Acid”

3. Of Montreal “Coquet Coquette”

4. Cloud Nothings “Hey Cool Kids”

5. Surfer Blood “Floating Vibes”

6. Vampire Weekend “Giving Up the Gun”

7. Miniature Tigers “Bullfighter Jacket”

8. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin “Let It Sway”

9. Arcade Fire “The Suburbs”

10. Ra Ra Riot “Boy”

Cloud Nothings + Kevin Greenspon Split


Having released the original two versions of 19 year old Cleveland musician Dylan Baldi, aka Cloud Nothings’ first album Turning On on his label Bridgetown Records last year, Kevin Greenspon has now created a split with the budding artist.

The split begins with five songs by Greenspon, featuring Travis von Sydow/Ancient Crux on drums and includes a cover of “No Paws”. Cloud Nothings then ends the track list with five tracks that are not on the re-issue of the Carpark/Witchita re-issue of Turning On.

Only 250 of these limited edition splits are currently being released, including full color inserts and a lyrics sheet.

Cloud Nothings Release New Single, “Understand At All”

Cloud Nothings just came out with a dreamy new song. The band started only a year ago with Dylan Baldi making lo-fi rock out of his parent’s basement outside of Cleveland. In the past year Cloud Nothings has released an EP, singles and made their way on tour coast to coast. Not bad for only a year on their own. “Understand It All” is from Cloud Nothings first self-titled full length, produced by Baltimore’s Chester Gwazda, known for his work with Dan Deacon and Future Islands.

Recorded at the home of Wham City, Baltimore’s Copycat Building, the scratchy catchy tune makes me desperately want to escape on a European holiday to see them with Les Savy Fav in Amsterdam on their upcoming tour. Dylan Baldi records all the tracks by his lonesome so let’s hope the live band keeps up the great energy. “Cloud Nothings” is released January 25th, 2011.

Cloud Nothings – ‘Understand At All’ by nmemagazine


Tour Dates

11-11-10: Sneaky Petes w/ Veronica Falls (Edinburgh)
11-13-10: ABC w/ Les Savy Fav (Glasgow)
11-14-10: Constellations Festival w/ Les Savy Fav (Leeds)
11-15-10: Komedia w/ Les Savy Fav (Brighton)
11-17-10: Werkstatt w/ Les Savy Fav (Koln)
11-18-10: Festsaal Kreuzberg w/ Les Savy Fav (Berlin)
11-19-10: Trouw w/ Les Savy Fav (Amsterdam)
11-20-10: Nouveau Casino w/ Les Savy Fav (Paris)
11-21-10: Trix w/ Les Savy Fav (Antwerp)
11-22-10: Electric Ballroom w/ Les Savy Fav (London)
11-23-10: White Heat @ Madame JoJos (London)
12-17-10: Akron, OH Musica w/ Herzog
12-18-10: Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom w/ Herzog