Cloud Castle Lake – “Genuflect” Live Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Irish epic art-rockers Cloud Castle Lake are one of many bands from across the Atlantic making their US performance debut at CMJ Music Marathon this week. They’re also one of the best, a compositionally ambitious lot with a knack for dynamic buildup and catharsis that rivals key influences Sigur Rós and Radiohead. We quite liked last year’s Dandelion EP and this year’s “Glacier” single, and today we’re excited to present the first song from their upcoming debut full-length. “Genuflect” is a slow-burn sprawl that evolves from creeping lurch to tribal tumble to free-jazz orchestral chaos over the course of its seven minutes. As usual, it’s all topped off by Daniel McAuley’s falsetto pirouetting on a high wire. Watch Cloud Castle Lake perform it live below.

Cloud Castle Lake’s CMJ dates include with two gigs tonight and another this Saturday:
10/14 Brooklyn, NY @ The Flat (308 Hooper St, Brooklyn, NY, 11211; 6:30PM)
10/14 New York, NY @ The Delancey (Official Irish Showcase by Music From Ireland; 10PM)
10/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC (Levitation showcase; 6:15PM)