Majical Cloudz is Montreal-based songwriter Devon Welsh, with producer and live collaborator Matthew Otto. Their introspective brand of synth-driven music is characterized by an almost architectural desire for balance, crafting songs that are as sonically minimal as they are emotionally complex, equally reliant on negative, hollow space and lush, warm textures. Welsh bares his soul through carefully articulated stories, oriented around themes of death, patience, family and desire. Their live performance is deeply expressive and raw, Welsh’s rich baritone woven into intricate stories amidst washes of white noise, filtered synths and sparse thuds.
Following their EP released on Arbutus Records in 2012 titled Turns Turns Turns, Majical Cloudz has announced that they have signed with Matador Records.Majical Cloudz has released a Yours Truly session for the track “Turns Turns Turns,” which can be viewed here. The band will embark on a North American tour later this month with Autre Ne Veut, making a stop in Austin at SXSW – upcoming dates can be viewed below.
Majical Cloudz Matador debut will be out later this year.
Winter 2013 Tour Dates /
02.26.13 – Johnny Brendas – Philadelphia, PA *
02.27.13 – Santos Party House – New York, NY *
02.28.13 – Le Belmont – Montreal, QC *
03.01.13 – Wrongbar – Toronto, ON *
03.02.13 – Schubas – Chicago, IL *
03.04.13 – Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN *
03.07.13 – Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC *
03.08.13 – Barboza – Seattle, WA *
03.09.13 – Bunk Bar – Portland, OR *
03.11.13 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA *
03.12.13 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA *
03.13-13-03.17.13 – SXSW – Austin, TX
* with Autre Ne Veut