by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Gobby - "Tonedefff" (MP3)
Majical Cloudz at Von in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As mentioned, romantic Montreal duo Majical Cloudz are on a tour of North America with Youth Lagoon this year, which hits NYC for sold out shows on May 6 at Maxwell's and on May 9 for the BrooklynVegan-presented show at The Bell House. Fortunately, you'll still have a chance to see them, because before they head home, they'll play their own NYC show on May 21 at Glasslands with support from Mykki Blanco collaborator Gobby. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Majical Cloudz's debut album, Impersonator, comes out on May 21 via Matador. You've already heard the first single, "Childhood's End" (which you can stream below), and they've just revealed another track from the album. The new one's a piano ballad called "Bugs Don't Buzz" and you can listen to it over at Pitchfork.
Gobby just put a new song out too. It's a grimy, instrumental hip hop cut called "Tonedefff" which you can download above or stream below. He has other upcoming local shows, including a Red Bull Music Academy show on May 28 at Le Baron. That one's an UNO label showcase which also features SFV Acid, Fur, Kuhrye-oo & Isiah, fLako, Pick A Piper, Shadowbox, Lavina Yelb, and Kraftmatiks, and it's totally free. After that, he opens for Actress at Cameo on June 6 with Solar Year. Tickets for that show are still available.
Updated Majical Cloudz dates are listed, along with all song streams, below...
Majical Cloudz - "Childhood's End"
Gobby - "Tonedefff"
Majical Cloudz -- 2013 Tour Dates
May 2, 2013 Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN *
May 3, 2013 Grey Eagle Asheville, NC *
May 4, 2013 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC *
May 7, 2013 Pearl Street Nightclub Northampton, MA *
May 8, 2013 Spaceland Ballroom Hamden, CT *
May 9, 2013 The Bell House Brooklyn, NY *
May 10, 2013 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA *
May 11, 2013 Sweet Life Festival Columbia, MD
May 13, 2013 The Great Hall Toronto, ON, Canada *
May 14, 2013 A&R Bar Columbus, OH *
May 15, 2013 The Metro Chicago, IL *
May 16, 2013 Majestic Theater Madison, WI *
May 17, 2013 Fineline Minneapolis, MN *
May 18, 2013 Seattle University - Quadstock Seattle, WA *
May 21, 2013 Glasslands Brooklyn, NY ^
May 22, 2013 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR *
May 23, 2013 Venue Vancouver, BC, Canada *
Sep 5-7, 2013 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Music Fest
* - w/ Youth Lagoon
^ - w/ Gobby