Dylan Baldi might have several releases under his belt as Cloud Nothings, but it’s next year’s self-titled album that serves as his proper debut under the moniker. And like the previous leak from Cloud Nothings, “Should Have” finds Baldi displaying maturation as a songwriter and recording artist. There’s a good reason for that: He’s moved from his parents’ basement to a warehouse studio in Baltimore, where he recorded his forthcoming debut. There are still elements of scuzz on here, but “Should Have” is more driven by garage rock sentiments with some distortion thrown into the mix. This is one of those tracks you can’t help smiling about as Baldi sings sweet nothings to a mate he always knew he would follow.
Stream “Should Have” below. Cloud Nothings is due out Jan. 25, 2011.