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Largely on the strength of their absorbing, lovely 2013 album Impersonator, the Montreal duo Majical Cloudz went from playing DIY loft spaces to opening for Lorde on an arena tour. As a sort of…   Read Story »
Grimes and Majical Cloudz's Devon Welsh have been buddies for some time -- at least since 2009 because that's the date of this old collaboration Grimes excavated from her hard drive yesterday. It's…   Read Story »
Majical Cloudz are currently poised for exposure to a massive new audience now that they're going to open for Lorde on her North American tour. The group's first release since that news certainly…   Read Story »
Lorde is one of the most powerful forces in pop right now in part because her music appeals across genre lines. Her singles mostly snap and shimmer with mass appeal, but at least part of her…   Read Story »
Like the November non-album single "Savage," Majical Cloudz' new "Love Soul" has been a part of the band's live set for some time. As frontman Devon Welsh tells it: "'Love Soul' was written during…   Read Story »
Starting today we're rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum's annual readers' poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013's best album, song, music video, new…   Read Story »
"Savage," a new song that the Canadian duo Majical Cloudz shared last month, wasn't on their indelible 2013 album Impersonator, but it's certainly as sparse and intense as anything that did make it…   Read Story »
Determining the year's best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal way to sum up a year in music. It is a process…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, Montreal's Majical Cloudz released the wonderful Impersonator, and earned a spot on our list of the 40 Best New Bands Of 2013. Today, the duo of Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto have…   Read Story »
It's that time of year again: Time to take stock of the vast armies of new musicians making music in the past year, and to pick out a few dozen of the best and brightest. In the three previous annual…   Read Story »