These days, the indie rock scene is full of bands with a DIY sound, lo-fi tendencies, and an emotionally removed, distant vibe. Cloud Nothings don't want to be any part of it.
Lead singer Dylan Baldi told Alt Sounds, “The title, Attack On Memory, is basically referencing the current trend toward hazy, electronic-y nostalgic music that is making up the "indie" scene. I don't really like that kind of music. This album is meant to place us more firmly outside of that category.”
The Steve Albini-produced Attack On Memory is their sharpest work yet, trading in that fuzzy, suppressed production in favor of a more aggressive, crisp sound. Albini, who has produced classics for Nirvana and the Pixies, sounds right at home working towards Cloud Nothings' vision. If you've had enough of the hazy hipster bands, give Attack On Memory a listen.