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Cloud Nothings release surprise quarantine album The Black Hole Understands

03 July 2020, 11:58 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Cloud Nothings have released surprise album The Black Hole Understands on Bandcamp today (3 July), which was recorded during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Black Hole Understands is the first release from Cloud Nothings since lead vocalist Dylan Baldi shared 10 demo tracks intended for an album back in April.

Brooklyn Vegan reports that Baldi says of their new LP, "When the world shut down in March, making music was the only thing keeping me tethered to any sense of normalcy. The Black Hole Understands is a record born of this early quarantine anxiety and confusion."

According to the album description on Bandcamp, Cloud Nothings started work on The Black Hole Understands about a month into quarantine, when Baldi and drummer Jayson Gerycz started sending files back and forth. The guitars, bass, and vocals for the new songs were tracked in Philly while drums and mixing happened in Cleveland.

Baldi adds of the process, "It kind of shocks me that we managed to make this whole album via email."

The Black Hole Understands is Cloud Nothings' first LP since 2018's Last Building Burning. The band will be donating 25% of Bandcamp sales to Play On Philly and Rainey Institute.


  1. Story That I Live
  2. The Sound of Everyone
  3. An Average World
  4. A Weird Interaction
  5. Tall Gray Structure
  6. A Silent Reaction
  7. The Mess Is Permanent
  8. Right on the Edge
  9. Memory of Regret
  10. The Black Hole Understands
Cloud Nothings' The Black Hole Understands album is available to buy now on Bandcamp.
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