I originally caught Magical Clouds open up fro Grimes in Toronto, just after she was recovering from the strain of SXSW which boosted her profile. I remember thinking that there was something very genuine about their performance and that Devon Walsh’s De Niro Taxi Driver meets Ian Curtis presence was rather demanding. It’s been really encouraging to see them progress since then, though I must admit I feel like if he were to have a typical three piece set up backing him the songs would sound even stronger, still I appreciate that’s not what they’re going for and it’s gripping nonetheless.
Although it’s not technically theirs, I always loved the cover of Pylon’s Cool. Enough to get me hooked on both bands overnight. https://soundcloud.com/dfa-records/cool-cover-by-deerhunter
I think the pitch shifted vocals is how they’re defining this record’s sound. Every track so far seems to have them on one way or another. They obviously know what they’re doing, it’s a little odd, but I respect them for pushing forward with this new playful approach.
What?! No burning Saabs?!
it’s not just me hearing that then.
where can one upvote this?
I’m bored already
Ut oh, you changed you’re adorable avatar, I was becoming attached to that. Now please make like instagram and revert under public pressure (obviously twitter will collapse in outrage).