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Turning On (10th Anniversary Edition)

by Cloud Nothings

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Pressed on Westlake Water vinyl, housed in a single sleeve jacket, digital download card included.

    PLEASE NOTE - The vinyl comes with the original pressing's 9-track tracklist.

    Includes digital pre-order of Turning On (10th Anniversary Edition). You get 9 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around January 29, 2021
    Purchasable with gift card

      $16.99 USD or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Turning On (10th Anniversary Edition). You get 9 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases January 29, 2021

      $7 USD  or more

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    T-Shirt and Tote are only available for pre-order! The pre-order for these will close on January 6th, 2021 at 12pm ET.

    Artwork by Jesse Jacobs - jessejacobsart.com
    Printed on Ivory Comfort Colors 1717 shirt
    shipping out on or around February 26, 2021
    Purchasable with gift card

      $20 USD or more 

     

  • Tote Bag

    T-Shirt and Tote are only available for pre-order! The pre-order for these will close on January 6th, 2021 at 12pm ET.

    Artwork by Jesse Jacobs - jessejacobsart.com
    Printed on natural tote.

    Tote Specs:
    12 oz., cotton canvas
    20" self-fabric handles
    Non-branded label/tag
    15" W x 16" H x 3" D
    shipping out on or around February 26, 2021
    Purchasable with gift card

      $15 USD or more 

     

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Old Street 02:24
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Turning On 03:38
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Hey Cool Kid 03:14
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Real Thing 03:35
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Strummin' 04:17

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It’s been 10 years since the release of Turning On, Cloud Nothings’ debut album. Singer-songwriter Dylan Baldi was just 18 years old when he 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.

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.

A necessary album to fully understand the world of Cloud Nothings, Turning On is a welcome return to the band’s origins before the release of their eighth album, The Shadow I Remember, on February 26. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Turning On will be reissued on vinyl by Carpark Records, with the album’s original track listing, on January 29.

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releases January 29, 2021

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Cloud Nothings Cleveland, Ohio

Cloud Nothings was founded in a Cleveland basement, the one-man recording project of Dylan Baldi. Prolific from the start, Baldi’s early work was rough but immediate: crudely recorded, spring-loaded spasms of Buzzcocks-informed pop that quickly found an online following among the lo-fi-inclined. ... more

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