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The Hope College Concert Series will feature Cloud Nothings on Friday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. at the Park Theater in Holland.
Cloud Nothings’ most recent album, “Attack On Memory” received “Best New Music” on Pitchfork upon its release, and both “Rolling Stone Magazine” and Stereogum placed the album on “Best of 2012” lists.
The band has also been recognized for its energetic, exciting live shows. “Consequence of Sound” said of a recent show in Chicago, “Let’s be real, Cloud Nothings could have sold out Lincoln Hall here in Chicago… There isn’t a weak track off Attack On Memory, and on stage, they prove it.”
In 2009, Cleveland’s Dylan Baldi began writing and recording lo-fi power-pop songs in his parents’ basement, dubbing the project Cloud Nothings. His music quickly started making the Internet rounds, gaining fans and impressing critics. Baldi soon released a string of 7s, a split cassette and an EP before putting out “Turning On,” a compilation spanning about a year’s worth of work, on Carpark in 2010. January 2011 saw the release Cloud Nothings’ self-titled debut LP, which, put next to “Turning On,” found Baldi cleaning up his lo-fi aesthetic, pairing his tales of affinitive confusion with a more pristine aural clarity. In the interval since the release of “Cloud Nothings,” Baldi has toured widely and put a great deal of focus on his live show, a detail that heavily shapes the music of “Attack on Memory.”
Tickets for the Friday, Dec. 7, concert are $12 for the general public and $5 for Hope College students, and are available at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse. The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be called at (616) 395-7890. Public tickets are also available for purchase online at https://tickets.hope.edu/ticketing. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.
The DeVos Fieldhouse is located at 222 Fairbanks Ave., between Ninth and 11th streets. The Park Theater is located at 248 South River Ave., near the intersection of River and 10th Street.