Best of 2014: 5 Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else

5 Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Standout Tracks: Just See Fear, Now Hear In
"Shake your butts! Not too hard." While that is Pixies reference (FORESHADOWING!!!), the same could be said for this release from Cloud Nothings. They have a rambling, energetic punk feel to them. They remind me a little of a band I really liked last year called Japandroids. While Japandroids ended up being a bit of a let down live (they chose energy over execution), I'm wondering if these hard-working Cleveland-ers would show up and kill it. I sure hope so. Here's the official video for "Now Here In", a total jam:

And as an added bonus, here's a live performance of Just See Fear:

2:22 PM