In the new video from Cleveland-based rock band Cloud Nothings, Bill Clinton is dragged by his feet out of a house, through a parking lot and a forest and a field and up a tree—above which he then hangs upside down like the inverted cross symbol of the occult. It's not actually Bill Clinton, but it is actually pretty terrifying. It feels a little like we're watching someone die of a heart attack. The song it accompanies is the first one on a new album, Attack on Memory, which has been getting rave reviews and comes out today. I like it a lot. It reminds me of something that might have come out on Matador Records in the early '90s post-Nirvana wave. (Steve Albini produced it, so…) Like something from Helium's Pirate Prude EP, say, which is one of the very best records anyone made in the '90s. And which you should definitely check out if you never have.
Tuesday, January 24th, 2012