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Listen to Majical Cloudz “Love Soul”

By Robby on Friday, February 14th, 2014

Along with “Savage“, “Love Soul” was culled from the sessions from Majical Cloudz’ 2013 essential, ‘Impersonator‘, though, as with “Savage”, “Love Soul” stands alone as vital as any of Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto’s songs. Featured on a stunning new website and in partnership with Spotify, listen to ‘Love Soul’ here.

The website allows the viewer to explore and experience them in an interactive manner, go ahead and download “Love Soul”, along with these original, animated GIFs, directly from the site as part of the full experience.

Take “Love Soul” with you and dig in to and/or revisit ‘Impersonator‘ today.


And, happy Valentine’s day.

Primavera Sound 2014

By Stuart on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

It’s another mini-Matador fest at Primavera Sound festival this year, as Queens of the Stone Age, DARKSIDE, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, Majical Cloudz and Glasser all descend upon Barcelona for the weekend of May 29th-31st.  Elsewhere amongst the line-up familiar faces include Spoon, Mogwai and Cold Cave ,with tickets on sale now from

Savage: A New Song (and Music Video) from Majical Cloudz

By Patrick on Friday, December 13th, 2013

Fans will already be familiar with “Savage,” a staple of Majical Cloudz sets over the past year. They have now recorded it in the studio and made a quick music video. Watch it at the link above.

Devon Welsh writes about the song on the video on his tumblr HERE

Lots of interesting Majical Cloudz stuff happening in 2014 so keep your eyes peeled.

Coming 12/3 : A Lower-Than-Low Priced Compilation LP Of Matador 2013 Highlights

By Gerard on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

OK, we missed Black Friday by a few days, but if that means ONE LESS TRAMPLING this holiday shopping season, it was totally worth it.  On December 3, we’re releasing a limited edition, one-time pressing of a $5.99 list LP , ‘It’s Been A Business Doing Pleasure With You‘, featuring 9 songs from (most of) our 2013 releases. In addition to album tracks from Chelsea Light Moving, Majical Cloudz, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo & The Dust, Iceage and Kurt Vile, there’s a live version of Queens of the Stone Age performing “If I Had A Tail” at the 2013 iTunes Festival (Roundhouse, London),  Savages’ “City’s Full” from last summer’s KEXP session, and Yo La Tengo performing “Before We Run” in those same KEXP studios.

We don’t have any copies for mail order, sadly, but hopefully you’ll find one at your favorite record store after they’re done sweeping up all the broken glass, blood, etc. from Black Friday.  If you prefer, you can order a digital version of the comp. right now at the Matador Store.

Listen to Majical Cloudz’ “Savage”

By Robby on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Composed around the same time that Devon Welsh wrote Impersonator, “Savage” has been an integral part of Majical Cloudz’ live show for quite some time.

In regards to “Savage”, Devon Welsh of Majical Cloudz notes “I think it’s important to explain a song a little bit, but not too much. The song is written about a specific set of circumstances and experiences, and Matt and I did such-and-such when we recorded it, but ultimately what the song is ‘about’ is less important than how and why it is meaningful for you when you listen to it. Explaining too much about the details of the song is not the point, so I won’t. “Savage” is about a friendship, it’s mysteries and it’s moments of excitement, and the way drugs played into all of it. It’s about letting go of a relationship as it changes and the emotions that go along with that.”

“Savage” is the first new material the duo has released following the release of Impersonator earlier this year.

Buy ‘Impersonator’ here
Twitter: @majicalcloudz


Majical Cloudz reschedule UK and European shows

By Stuart on Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Majical Cloudz have reshuffled their upcoming European tour dates, with a few shows cancelled and others rescheduled slightly.  Newly added dates are in bold, cancelled dates are struck through – refunds are available at point of purchase.

Be sure to check out the new Pitchfork ‘City of Music’ session and Childhood’s End CFCF remix if you haven’t already caught those.

08 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
09 – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
10 – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall
11 – London, UK – Lexington – Quietus Night
12 – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
16 – Brussels, BE – Bontanique Rotonde
17 – Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
18 – Berlin, DE – Berghain Kantine
19 – Hamburg, DE – Prinzenbar
21 – Copenhagen, DK – Jazzhouse
22 – Oslo, NO – Blaa
23 – Stockholm, SE – Strand
24 – Helsinki, FI – Kuudes Linja
25 – Norway, Bergen – Ekko (Bergen Electronic Music and Arts Festival)
30 – Rome, IT – Circolo Degli Artisti
31 – Padova, IT – Movement
1 Switzerland, Zurich – Kinski
2 Paris, FR – Pitchfork Festival – Grande HallDe La Villette
3 London, UK – Union Chapel – Illuminations Festival
4 London, UK – The Shacklewell Arms (Sold Out)

Majical Cloudz – City Of Music session with Pitchfork

By Gabe on Monday, September 16th, 2013

We are excited to share a great session clip from Majical Cloudz, shot for Pitchfork’s City Of Music series. The City Of Music guys captured the affable intimacy of an MC gig in the song “This Is Magic”:

MC are still on tour. Devon is writing about it.

Monday 16 – Buffalo, NY – The Tralf Music Hall
Tuesday 17 – Toronto, ON – Wrong Bar

Tuesday 08 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
Wednesday 09 – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
Thursday 10 – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall
Friday 11 - London, UK – Lexington – Quietus Night
Saturday 12 – London, UK – Green Door Store
Wednesday 16 – Brussels, BE – Bontanique Rotonde
Thursday 17 – Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
Friday 18 – Berlin, DE – Berghain Kantine
Saturday 19 – Hamburg, DE – Prinzenbar
Monday 21 – Copenhagen, DK – Jazzhouse
Tuesday 22 – Oslo, NO – Blaa
Wednesday 23 – Stockholm, SE – Strand
Thursday 24 – Helsinki, FI – Kuudes Linja
Wednesday 30 – Rome, IT – Circolo Degli Artisti
Thursday 31 – Padova, IT – Movement

Monday 02 – Paris, FR – Pitchfork Festival – Grande HallDe La Villette

listen to a new version of Majical Cloudz “Childhood’s End”, remixed by CFCF

By Robby on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Canadian producer CFCF added some trippy gamelan elements to Majical Cloudz’ “Childhood’s End”, which also features newly recorded vocals.”

Catch Majical Cloudz on tour and follow along, as Devon updates daily with summaries of every show along the way.

Tue 8-27 – Los Angeles, CA @  Echo

Wed 8-28 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah

Sat 8-31 – Austin, TX @ Red 7

Sun 9-1 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

Mon 9-2 – Houston, TX @ FItzgerald’s

Wed 9-4 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

Thu 9-5 – Nashville, TN @ The End

Fri 9-6 – Asheville, NC @ Emerald Lounge

Sat 9-7 – Raleigh, NC @ The Hive (Hopscotch Music Festival)

Mon 9-9 – Washington, DC @ DC9

Tue 9-10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

Wed 9-11 – New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine

Thu 9-12 – Middletown, CT @ Eclectic House

Fri 9-13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands

Sat 9-14 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

Sun 9-15 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott

Mon 9-16 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf

Tue 9-17 – Toronto, ON @ Wrong Bar


photo from the OsheagaFestival flickr

New Matador Additions To Pitchfork Paris

By Judge on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

New additions from Matador have been announced for Pitchfork’s Parisian Takeover in November.  Savages and Majical Cloudz join the previously announced Yo La Tengo and Iceage for the three day event at the Grande Halle De La Villette on October 31st – November 2nd.

Full lineup of artists will soon be updated HERE.

Majical Cloudz on Morning Becomes Eclectic today

By Hector on Monday, July 22nd, 2013

As seen in these pages previously, Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto, the duo professionally known as Majical Cloudz, are in the midst of a West Coast instore tour that takes them to Los Angeles’s Origami Vinyl today. What we haven’t told you until now is that Majical Cloudz will also be paying a visit to KCRW this morning to appear on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15AM. So really, you can’t lose, LA: listen to them on the radio, or see them at the instore…hell, do both! All you have to do to accomplish the former is turn your radio dial to 89.9FM in LA, or if you’re not in LA (or don’t have a radio), listen online at

Majical Cloudz West Coast Instore Tour

Monday July 22

Origami Vinyl
1816 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles

Tuesday July 23
235 Yale Ave

Wednesday July 24
1055 Valencia St
San Francisco

Thursday July 25
The Last Record Store
1899 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa