Just a year after their eponymous debut, Cloud Nothings, the Cleveland, Ohio-based group fronted by Dylan Baldi are set to return with a new album, ‘Attack on Memory’ on February 6th, 2012.

The album was produced by the king of noise rock, Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies, Manic Street Preachers, and PJ Harvey). The pairing has resulted in a record that’s a big step forward for the band: more experimental, more varied, but still accessible, taking in post-rock, indie, post-punk and some sheer, unadulterated noise. There are some heavy moments, like the nine-minute ‘Wasted Days’ and the growling ‘No Sentiment’.

In the months since the release of Cloud Nothings, Dylan Baldi has toured extensively and put a great deal of focus on the band’s live show. Baldi played every instrument on their debut, but here, the full band recorded as-live in the studio – all members playing at once – giving a greater sense of the band’s stage might.

Released through Wichita Recordings, you can get your first taste of Cloud Nothings’ new sound by downloading/listening to the album opener ‘No Future, No Past’ here: