Thursday, May 2, 2013

Hear: Majical Cloudz - "Bugs Don't Buzz"

My friends Majical Cloudz released a new track today via Matador Records. It was so nice to have Devon and Matthew (and Neil!) in town visiting Monday on their day off from tour. I always love getting to play Athens tour guide.

Majical Cloudz had one of the most moving live performances I've seen in the last year. The seemingly simple setup of Matthew's atmospheric washes of rhythm and synths, and Devon's vocals takes shape as something larger and powerful. Devon's highly personal lyrics leave a room silent and rapt on every word. I'm also pretty sure Devon's figured out how to stare into the souls of every person in a room simultaneously, but I haven't quite confirmed that yet. I'll have to remember to ask next time.

At risk of sounding ungrateful for having access to so much music, I go see so many shows every week that risk blurring together, so it really knocks me over to see something as different but authentic as their set. Don't miss them if they come through your town this year. They'll be out on the road for a while to come.

Thanks for our morning coffee, 1000 Faces!

5/2 Nashville TN @ Mercy Lounge
5/3 Asheville NC @ Grey Eagle Tavern
5/4 Carrboro NC @ Cats Cradle
5/6 Hoboken NJ @ Maxwells
5/7 Northampton MA @ Pearl Street Nightclub
5/8 Hamden CT @ The Space
5/9 Brooklyn NY @ The Bell House
5/10 Philadelphia PA @ Union Transfer
5/13 Toronto ON @ The Great Hall
5/14 Columbus OH @ A&R Music Bar
5/15 Chicago IL @ Metro
5/16 Madison WI @ Majestic Theatre
5/17 Minneapolis MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe

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