Majical Cloudz reschedule UK and European shows

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.

October
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
November
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

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.

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

October
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

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

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

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 majicalcloudz.com 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

Majical Cloudz on Morning Becomes Eclectic today

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 KCRW.com.

Majical Cloudz West Coast Instore Tour

Monday July 22

7pm
Origami Vinyl
1816 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles

Tuesday July 23
7pm
Rhino
235 Yale Ave
Claremont

Wednesday July 24
6pm
Aquarius
1055 Valencia St
San Francisco

Thursday July 25
6:30pm
The Last Record Store
1899 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa

 

Majical Cloudz West Coast Instore Tour

We already know how special a Majical Cloudz instore performance can be, right?

Well lucky you, out west-ers because in a few short weeks, Majical Cloudz are taking their intimate show to one of the most intimate settings of all; the free all-ages instore.

The band will be hitting four of our favorite California independent retailers on their way up the coast from San Diego to Santa Rosa. Details below.

In the meantime, check out this new video for ‘Bugs Don’t Buzz.’

Majical Cloudz West Coast Instore Tour

Sunday July 21
6pm
M-Theory
915 W Washington
San Diego

Monday July 22
7pm
Origami Vinyl
1816 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles

Tuesday July 23
7pm
Rhino
235 Yale Ave
Claremont

Wednesday July 24
6pm
Aquarius
1055 Valencia St
San Francisco

Thursday July 25
6:30pm
The Last Record Store
1899 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa

The Majical Cloudz video for “Bugs Don’t Buzz” is here

Directed by Gordon Von Steiner & premiered this morning on NPR First Watch, here’s the video for “Bugs Don’t Buzz” from Majical Cloudz’ Impersonator. The video was initially conceived by Devon Welsh, who “wanted the video to be abstract and not narrative-based.” Welsh noted that “the rest of the imagery followed from the original concept of trying to remove humanity from the video’s frame of reference”, resulting in what he hopes “paints a picture that is abstract but clear in its emotional intentions.”

Watch it now.

Later today, Majical Cloudz will participate in a live chat this evening (8pm EDT) with Soundrop. Be sure to visit the Majical Cloudz chat on Soundrop tonight to talk about this video, and really, anything else on your mind.

‘Impersonator’ is available across all formats at the Matador storeiTunes — on sale for a limited time!

 

 

Catch Majical Cloudz on tour

07.27.13 – MoMA PS1 – Long Island City, NY !
08.02.13 – Osheaga – Montreal, QC
08.10.13 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
08.12.13 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
08.13.13 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
08.14.13 – Union Sound Hall – Winnipeg, MB
08.15.13 – Amigos Cantina – Saskatoon, SK
08.16.13 – Brixx – Edmonton, AB
08.17.13 – The HiFi Club – Calgary, AB
08.19.13 – Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC
08.20.13 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
08.21.13 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
08.23.13 – The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
08.24.13 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
08.26.13 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
08.27.13 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA
08.28.13 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
08.31.13 – Red 7 – Austin, TX
09.02.13 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
09.07.13 – Hopscotch Festival – Raleigh, NC
09.09.13 – DC9 – Washington, DC
09.10.13 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
09.11.13 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
09.13.13 – Glasslands – Brooklyn, NY – FRIDAY
09.14.13 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
09.15.13 – Great Scott – Boston, MA

10.08.13 – Broadcast – Glasgow, UK – Tickets
10.09.13 – Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK
10.11.13 – Lexington – London, UK
10.12.13 – Green Door Store – Brighton, UK
10.16.13 – Botanique Rotonde – Brussels, BE
10.17.13 – Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, NL
10.18.13 – Berghain Kantine – Berlin, DE
10.19.13 – Prinzenbar – Hamburg, DE
10.21.13 – Jazzhouse – Copenhagen, DK
10.22.13 – Blaa – Oslo, NO

 

 

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Majical Cloudz – session with Consequence Of Sound and Rock It Out! blog, live from Permanent Records

Another great session from MC, these guys can do it anywhere (including on a Parisian train car) and this time it was Permanent Records in Chicago, with the help of our friends at Consequence Of Sound and Rock It Out! blog:

CoS and RIO! also interviewed Devon and Matt:

Majical Cloudz hit the road soon:
06.13.13 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY *
06.15.13 – Black Box – NXNE – Toronto, ON
06.18.13 – The Fillmore – Miami, FL @
06.19.13 – The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL @
07.27.13 – MoMA PS1 – Long Island City, NY !
08.02.13 – Osheaga – Montreal, QC
08.10.13 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
08.12.13 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
08.13.13 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
08.14.13 – Union Sound Hall – Winnipeg, MB
08.15.13 – Amigos Cantina – Saskatoon, SK
08.16.13 – Brixx – Edmonton, AB
08.17.13 – The HiFi Club – Calgary, AB
08.19.13 – Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC
08.20.13 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
08.21.13 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
08.23.13 – The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
08.24.13 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
08.26.13 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
08.27.13 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA
08.28.13 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
08.31.13 – Red 7 – Austin, TX
09.02.13 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
09.07.13 – Hopscotch Festival – Raleigh, NC
09.09.13 – DC9 – Washington, DC
09.10.13 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
09.11.13 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
09.13.13 – Glasslands – Brooklyn, NY – FRIDAY
09.14.13 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
09.15.13 – Great Scott – Boston, MA

10.08.13 – Broadcast – Glasgow, UK – Tickets
10.09.13 – Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK
10.11.13 – Lexington – London, UK
10.12.13 – Green Door Store – Brighton, UK
10.16.13 – Botanique Rotonde – Brussels, BE
10.17.13 – Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, NL
10.18.13 – Berghain Kantine – Berlin, DE
10.19.13 – Prinzenbar – Hamburg, DE
10.21.13 – Jazzhouse – Copenhagen, DK
10.22.13 – Blaa – Oslo, NO

* with Body/Head and Foreplay
@ with Grizzly Bear
! with Ben UFO, A Guy Called Gerald, Daniel Avery, Roosevelt

Majical Cloudz announce tour, Take Away Show debuts

The debut LP from Majical Cloudz, Impersonator, is out now and finding its way into the hands and hearts of so many new fans.

Still, the group’s in-person power (and especially singer Devon Welsh’s uncanny voice and presence) can hardly be replicated – unless you’re the talented group at La Blogotheque, who specialize in powerful replication. This is something else, man:

But limit yourself not to excellent internet-based musical diversions. Get diverted in person. Majical Cloudz have just announced US and European dates:

Majical Cloudz North American & European / UK Tour Dates
06.13.13 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY *
06.15.13 – Black Box – NXNE – Toronto, ON
06.18.13 – The Fillmore – Miami, FL @
06.19.13 – The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL @
07.27.13 – MoMA PS1 – Long Island City, NY !
08.02.13 – Osheaga – Montreal, QC
08.10.13 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
08.12.13 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
08.13.13 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
08.14.13 – Union Sound Hall – Winnipeg, MB
08.15.13 – Amigos Cantina – Saskatoon, SK
08.16.13 – Brixx – Edmonton, AB
08.17.13 – The HiFi Club – Calgary, AB
08.19.13 – Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC
08.20.13 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
08.21.13 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
08.23.13 – The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
08.24.13 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
08.26.13 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
08.27.13 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA
08.28.13 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
08.31.13 – Red 7 – Austin, TX
09.02.13 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
09.07.13 – Hopscotch Festival – Raleigh, NC
09.09.13 – DC9 – Washington, DC
09.10.13 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
09.11.13 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
09.13.13 – Glasslands – Brooklyn, NY – FRIDAY
09.14.13 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
09.15.13 – Great Scott – Boston, MA

10.08.13 – Broadcast – Glasgow, UK – Tickets
10.09.13 – Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK
10.11.13 – Lexington – London, UK
10.12.13 – Green Door Store – Brighton, UK
10.16.13 – Botanique Rotonde – Brussels, BE
10.17.13 – Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, NL
10.18.13 – Berghain Kantine – Berlin, DE
10.19.13 – Prinzenbar – Hamburg, DE
10.21.13 – Jazzhouse – Copenhagen, DK
10.22.13 – Blaa – Oslo, NO

* with Body/Head and Foreplay
@ with Grizzly Bear
! with Ben UFO, A Guy Called Gerald, Daniel Avery, Roosevelt

Listen to Majical Cloudz ‘Impersonator’ in full now


Pitchfork are hosting an Adavance listen of Majical Cloudz LP ‘Impersonator‘ a week ahead of its North American release (out May 27 elsewhere). Dig in and immerse yourself into this album, which Stereogum calls “equally heartwrenching and deeply unnerving..a walloping listen” – if you added the word essential to those adjectives, we’d have to agree.

Click HERE to listen.

 

Majical Cloudz have a few dates upcoming, including an release show in Brooklyn next week, FREE in-stores & dates with Grizzly Bear. We’ll have a lot more confirms shortly.

Until then, enjoy Impersonator.
Wed 5/15 Chicago, IL — Permanent Records 4pm FREE
Wed   5/15  Chicago IL  Metro (w/ Youth Lagoon
Thu   5/16  Madison WI  Majestic Theater (w/ Youth Lagoon)
Fri   5/17  Minneapolis MN    Fine Line Music Cafe (w/ Youth Lagoon)

Mon 5/20 Manhattan, NY — Other Music 8pm FREE
Tue 5/21 Brooklyn, NY — GLASSLANDS ‘Impersonator’ release show TICKETS

Tue 6/18 Miami Beach, FL  — The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason (w/ Grizzly Bear)
Wed 6/18 Tampa, FL — The Ritz Ybor (w/ Grizzly Bear)

Fri 8/2 Montreal, QC — Osheaga Festival
Sat 9/7 Raleigh, NC — Hopscotch Music Festival

 

‘Impersonator’ is available for pre-order now on all formats at the Matador storeiTunes.

 

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Majical Cloudz on tour now, will perform at Other Music in NYC

In addition to the aforementioned release event for their Impersonator LP at Brooklyn’s Glasslands Gallery, Majical Cloudz are also set to play a free in-store at Manhattan’s Other Music on Monday May 20 at 8pm.

Majical Cloudz’ tour with Youth Lagoon soldiers on, earning plaudits along the way. And don’t forget to check out “Bugs Don’t Buzz“, which Pitchfork called “beautifully spartan and abandoned music“, and, pre-order ‘Impersonator’ now.

 

Thurs 5/9 Brooklyn NY The Bell House*
Fri   5/10  Philadelphia PA   Union Transfer*
Mon   5/13  Toronto ON  The Great Hall*
Tue   5/14  Columbus OH A&R Music Bar*
Wed   5/15  Chicago IL  Metro*
Thu   5/16  Madison WI  Majestic Theater*
Fri   5/17  Minneapolis MN    Fine Line Music Cafe*
Tue 5/21 Brooklyn, NY May 21 — ‘Impersonator’ release show

* with Youth Lagoon

 

photo lifted without permission from giulia_balducci‘s flickr.

Majical Cloudz “Bugs Don’t Buzz”

Bugs Don’t Buzz” is one of the many highlights of Majical Cloudz album ‘Impersonator‘  & and the band’s live show (which are happening right now!). Based around a single, looped piano progression, the song’s striking simplicity is one of those many secrets behind what makes Majical Cloudz so evocative.

Download: “Bugs Don’t Buzz” (192 kbps mp3)

Along with Majical Cloudz’ current tour with Youth Lagoon, they’ve added a few dates including an album release show in Broooklyn, which we’ll be revealing more info on soon. New dates below in bold.

Fri   5/3   Asheville CA      Grey Eagle Tavern*
Sat   5/4   Carroboro NC      Cats Cradle*
Tue   5/7   Northampton MA    Pearl Street Nightclub*
Wed   5/8   Hamden CT   The Space*
Thurs 5/9 Brooklyn NY The Bell House*
Fri   5/10  Philadelphia PA   Union Transfer*
Mon   5/13  Toronto ON  The Great Hall*
Tue   5/14  Columbus OH A&R Music Bar*
Wed   5/15  Chicago IL  Metro*
Thu   5/16  Madison WI  Majestic Theater*
Fri   5/17  Minneapolis MN    Fine Line Music Cafe*

Tues 5/21 Brooklyn, NY May 21 — ‘Impersonator’ release show

* with Youth Lagoon


‘Impersonator’ is available for pre-order now on all formats at the Matador storeiTunes.

 

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photo by Sarah O’Driscoll

Majical Cloudz “Childhood’s End” video

The accompanying visual to Majical Cloudz’ “Childhood’s End” is one of those that sits, fixed in your head long after viewing. Starring Devon Welsh’s father Kenneth Welsh, and directed by Emily Kai Bock, the video is a stirring, cinematic interpretation of the song’s personal and universal themes.

 

Read more about the video and its inception at the Majical Cloudz tumblr.

Pre-order ‘Impersonator‘ now, and see the band on the road this spring:

Tue    4/16    London, UK   White Heat @ Madame Jojos
Wed    4/17    London, UK   Electrowerkz  (with Autre Ne Veut)
Fri     4/19   Paris, FR   Espace B
Wed   4/24  Austin TX   The Mohawk*  (TICKETS)
Thu   4/25  Dallas TX   The Loft* (TICKETS)
Friday 4/26 Houston TX  Fitzgeralds* (TICKETS)
Sat   4/27  New Orleans LA    One Eyed Jacks* (TICKETS)
Sun   4/28  Birmingham AL     Bottletree* (TICKETS)
Tue 4/30 Orlando, FL   The Social (TICKETS)
Wed   5/1   Atlanta GA  Terminal West* (TICKETS)
Fri   5/3   Asheville NC      Grey Eagle Tavern*  (TICKETS)
Sat   5/4   Carroboro NC      Cats Cradle* (TICKETS)
Tue   5/7   Northampton MA    Pearl Street Nightclub* (TICKETS)
Wed   5/8   Hamden CT   Spaceland* (TICKETS)
Fri   5/10  Philadelphia PA   Union Transfer* (TICKETS)
Mon   5/13  Toronto ON  The Great Hall* (TICKETS)
Tue   5/14  Columbus OH A&R Music Bar* (TICKETS)
Wed   5/15  Chicago IL  Metro* (TICKETS)
Thu   5/16  Madison WI  Majestic Theater* (TICKETS)
Fri   5/17  Minneapolis MN    Fine Line Music Cafe* (TICKETS)

* with Youth Lagoon

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Majical Cloudz will release ‘Impersonator’ on May 21

In February when we introduced Majical Cloudz to the pages of this blog, we also hinted at a forthcoming longplayer this Spring. Today we’re excited to share the details of ‘Impersonator‘, their first for Matador and one of the most stirring new albums we’ve heard in recent times. On May 21 (May 27, ex-North America) the album will be available in stores — Below you’ll find some new music & Majical Cloudz’ full worldwide live dates including a tour with Youth Lagoon & European dates.

Majical Cloudz
Impersonator
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1. Impersonator
2. This Is Magic
3. Childhood’s End  (mp3)
4. I Do Sing For You
5. Mister
6. Turns Turns Turns (mp3)
7. Silver Rings
8. Illusion
9. Bugs Don’t Buzz
10. Notebook

In follow up to the previous-released “Turns, Turns, Turns”, listen to and download “Childhood’s End” right now

Childhood’s End  (192 kbps mp3)

 

Majical Cloudz’ Devon Welsh explains of ‘Impersonator’

In the last few years there’s been a massive explosion of amazing music made with computers, samplers and other electronic equipment. The possibilities became nearly endless and musicians indulged those possibilities. I love that kind of music but it also started to overwhelm me. I wasn’t cut out for the maximalist expressions of that style. So I took a break from music, and when I started again it was to make music that barely existed and felt like stillness more than movement. Where the songs could be more about humanness. I love all forms of electronic music, techno, house, rave, hip-hop, but I never want to feel like
the music I’m making is just about stylistic play. The easiest way for me to do that is try to make something without obvious movement; where the music isn’t overstuffed sonically or referentially, it’s emptied out as much as possible. So the vision for Impersonator was to communicate a lot with as little as possible. It’s not meant to energize and turn you out to the world, it’s meant to do the opposite; it’s more like a cocoon.

‘Impersonator”s expressive power and swagger belie its extremely minimal music. These are intensely lyrical songs about death, patience, family, friendship, and desire, with Welsh’s rich vocals atop Matthew Otto Kolaitis’ quiet looped waves of white noise, filtered synths and sparse thuds.

The album is available for pre-order now on all formats at the Matador store & iTunes.

This Spring, Majical Cloudz will be touring with Youth Lagoon in North America & a few headlining dates in Europe.

Tue    4/16    London, UK   White Heat @ Madame Jojos
Wed    4/17    London, UK   Electrowerkz  (with Autre Ne Veut)
Fri     4/19   Paris, FR   Espace B
Wed   4/24  Austin TX   The Mohawk*  (TICKETS)
Thu   4/25  Dallas TX   The Loft* (TICKETS)
Friday 4/26 Houston TX  Fitzgeralds* (TICKETS)
Sat   4/27  New Orleans LA    One Eyed Jacks* (TICKETS)
Sun   4/28  Birmingham AL     Bottletree* (TICKETS)
Tue 4/30 Orlando, FL   The Social (TICKETS)
Wed   5/1   Atlanta GA  Terminal West* (TICKETS)
Fri   5/3   Asheville NC      Grey Eagle Tavern*  (TICKETS)
Sat   5/4   Carroboro NC      Cats Cradle* (TICKETS)
Tue   5/7   Northampton MA    Pearl Street Nightclub* (TICKETS)
Wed   5/8   Hamden CT   Spaceland* (TICKETS)
Fri   5/10  Philadelphia PA   Union Transfer* (TICKETS)
Mon   5/13  Toronto ON  The Great Hall* (TICKETS)
Tue   5/14  Columbus OH A&R Music Bar* (TICKETS)
Wed   5/15  Chicago IL  Metro* (TICKETS)
Thu   5/16  Madison WI  Majestic Theater* (TICKETS)
Fri   5/17  Minneapolis MN    Fine Line Music Cafe* (TICKETS)

* with Youth Lagoon

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photo of Majical Cloudz’ Devon Welsh by Denis Nazarov

We Love Music Industry Conventions Disguised As Music Festivals (And Vice Versa) : Matador / True Panther Artists At SXSW

I hope you’ll excuse my weary tone — it’s not that I don’t look forward to South By Southwest or the plethora of free, unaffiliated events (especially those that take place in glorified jello-shot emporiums masquerading as music venues for one week out of the year). It’s just that I’m really pissed off someone told all of the bands below they’re staying at my place.

CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING

Tue      3/12    Austin TX                   Queue Day Party         3 pm Mohawk  (w/ Delorean)
Wed    3/13    Austin TX                    Waterloo Records        12 pm (parking lot performance)
Wed    3/13    Austin TX                    Consequence of Sound  5 pm The Parish
Thu      3/14    Austin TX                    KEXP Session               12:30 pm Mellow Johnny’s
Thu      3/14    Austin TX                    Thrasher/Converse  party     4 pm Scoot Inn
Fri        3/15    Austin TX                    Rolling Stone Party     2 pm La Zona Rosa
Fri        3/15    Austin TX                    Ground Control Touring,  12:15 am Mohawk*  (w/ Trash Talk, Merchandise and more)

DELOREAN

Tue      3/12    Austin TX                    Queue Day Party         4 pm Mohawk
Tue      3/12    Austin TX                    Fader Fort                    8 pm Fader Fort
Thu      3/14    Austin TX                    Pitchfork Day Party    1:40 pm 1100 Warehouse
Thu      3/14    Austin TX                    Filter Party                  11 pm Clive Bar*
Sat       3/16    Austin TX                    True Panther     1 am Mohawk* (with Majical Cloudz, Empress Of, XXYYXX , Silent Diane and more)

MAJICAL CLOUDZ

Thu      3/14    Austin TX                   Spin Party                    4 pm Easy Tiger
Fri        3/15    Austin TX                   Urban Outfitters         2 pm Urban Outfitters Lot
Fri        3/15    Austin TX                   M For Montreal            9 pm Swan Dive
Sat      3/16    Austin TX                    True Panther Presents     9:30 pm Mohawk* (with Delorean, Empress Of, XXYYXX, Silent Diane  and more)

THE YOUNG

Fri       3/15   Austin TX        “Our Heart Aches For Syria” / Red Cross benefit  8 pm Long Center (w/ The Black Lips, White Lung and more)
Sat      3/16    Austin TX        Ground Control Touring  2 pm Beerland  (w/ Merchandise, Spider Bags and more)

(* – denotes an official SXSW event ; wristband or badge required for admission.  There’s public admission if venues aren’t at capacity SOMETIMES, but we can’t guarantee it)

Welcome Majical Cloudz

For the past few years, Devon Welsh’s been recording solo material composed between rural Ontario and Montreal, and collaborating in production & performance with Matthew Otto under the guise Majical Cloudz. This spring, we at Matador have the distinct pleasure to bring his next full-length to record stores worldwide.

It’s been written of Majical Cloudz:  Their performance is deeply expressive — strong vocals sit on top of washes of white noise, filtered synths and sparse thuds. The songs are intensely lyrical, oriented around themes of death, patience, family and desire. The live show celebrates the joy in sadness and the value of a shared musical experience.

We’ll have more details on a full-length release set for this spring shortly, but we can tell you that you’ll be hearing this song on it. Download “Turns Turns Turns” (as previously heard on a 2012 Arbutus/Merok EP) HERE.

Watch Majical Cloudz perform the track live via Yours Truly.

Majical Cloudz “Turns Turns Turns” from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Majical Cloudz will be on tour with Autre Ne Veut at the end of the month, followed by a few performances at SXSW

February 26 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas *
February 27 New York, NY – Santos Party House *
February 28 Montreal, Quebec – Le Belmont *
March 01 Toronto, Ontario – Wrongbar *
March 02 Chicago, IL – Schubas *
March 04 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock *
March 07 Vancouver, British Columbia – Electric Owl *
March 08 Seattle, WA – Barboza *
March 09 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar *
March 11 San Francisco, CA – The Independent *
March 12 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour *
March 13-18 Austin, TX – SXSW *

w/ Autre Ne Veut

 

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photo Denis Nazarov