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Majical Cloudz played Mohawk for SXSW, kicking off tour w/ Youth Lagoon @ Mohawk (dates, pics & new single)

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Majical Cloudz @ Mohawk — SXSW 2013
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In the last few years there’s been a massive explosion of amazing music made with computers, samplers and other electronic equipment. The possibilities became nearly endless and musicians indulged those possibilities. I love that kind of music but it also started to overwhelm me. I wasn’t cut out for the maximalist expressions of that style. So I took a break from music, and when I started again it was to make music that barely existed and felt like stillness more than movement. Where the songs could be more about humanness. I love all forms of electronic music, techno, house, rave, hip-hop, but I never want to feel like the music I’m making is just about stylistic play. The easiest way for me to do that is try to make something without obvious movement; where the music isn’t overstuffed sonically or referentially, it’s emptied out as much as possible. So the vision for Impersonator was to communicate a lot with as little as possible. It’s not meant to energize and turn you out to the world, it’s meant to do the opposite; it’s more like a cocoon. – Devon Welsh

Though Devon Welsh, the man behind Majical Cloudz, didn’t take off his pants (as at least one crowd menmber suggested), he did play a crowd-pleasing show at the Mohawk for SXSW back on 3/16. Some pictures from that Saturday evening set are in this post.

Look for Majical Cloudz to return to TX when they kick off a tour with Youth Lagoon in May that starts like this:

Wed 04/24/13 The Mohawk Austin TX (tickets)
Thu 04/25/13 The Loft Dallas TX
Fri 04/26/13 Fitzgerald’s Houston TX

The full list of dates is below.

Meanwhile, Majical Cloudz just announced that the new record will be called “impersonator” and be released by Matador on 5/21. Listen to the amazing first single “childhood’s end”, along with the full tracklist, all dates and more SXSW pictures, below…


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Impersonator Tracklisting /
01. Impersonator
02. This Is Magic
03. Childhood’s End
04. I Do Sing For You
05. Mister
06. Turns Turns Turns
07. Silver Rings
08. Illusion
09. Bugs Don’t Buzz
10. Notebook


Majical Cloudz — 2013 Tour Dates
Wed 04/24/13 The Mohawk Austin TX *
Thu 04/25/13 The Loft Dallas TX *
Fri 04/26/13 Fitzgerald’s Houston TX *
Sat 04/27/13 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans LA *
Sun 04/28/13 Bottletree Birmingham AL *
Tue 04/30/13 The Social Orlando FL *
Wed 05/01/13 Terminal West Atlanta GA *
Thu 05/02/13 Mercy Lounge Nashville TN *
Fri 05/03/13 Grey Eagle Tavern Asheville NC *
Sat 05/04/13 Cats Cradle Carrboro NC *
Tue 05/07/13 Pearl Street Nightclub Northampton MA *
Wed 05/08/13 The Space Hamden CT *
Fri 05/10/13 Union Transfer Philadelphia PA *
Mon 05/13/13 The Great Hall Toronto ON *
Tue 05/14/13 A&R Music Bar Columbus OH *
Wed 05/15/13 Metro Chicago IL *
Thu 05/16/13 Majestic Theatre Madison WI *
Fri 05/17/13 Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis MN *
Wed 05/22/13 Wonder Ballroom Portland OR *
Thu 05/23/13 Vancouver BC *
* w/ Youth Lagoon

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