Those bemoaning this year’s lack of definitive summer songs must not have heard “I’m Not Part of Me,” the final track on Cloud Nothings’ exceptional Here and Nowhere Else. While this hyperactive pop-punk anthem might sound like a holdover from the summer of 1994, its defiant chorus scratches a similar itch to the fist-pumping anthems of the currently hibernating Japandroids. At 22, Cloud Nothings’ lead singer and wunderkind Dylan Baldi has been releasing records for the past five years and is now nicely settling into the second stage of his career. Following a few straightforward lo-fi pop-punk albums, Cloud Nothings broke through in 2012 with the Steve Albini–produced Attack on Memory, a leap forward resulting in a collection of taut, scuzzy barnburners. With Here and Nowhere Else, Baldi eschews easy categorizations, mining alternative rock’s warbly croon and throaty screeching, sometimes within the same song, as in “Psychic Trauma.” If this album is any indication, Baldi sounds like he’ll be penning the soundtrack for many summers to come. Cloud Nothings perform with Tyvek at 10 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $18. (202) 265-0930. 930.com.