Stream Big Black Cloud's Fire-Spitting Sophomore Album 'Black Friday'

Portland trio's follow-up to 2010's 'Dark Age' debut

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Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Big Black Cloud's festering strain of psych-garage punk regularly inspires comparisons to avant vets Pere Ubu and noise-blues unit Cows. On July 2, the Portland trio — composed of guitarist/vocalist Nick Capello, bassist/vocalist Soo Koelbli, and drummer Travis Wainwright — will unleash their second album, Black Friday, an 11-track freakout that record label Eolian Empire describes as a "two-year labor of loathe." Last month, Big Black Cloud shared the LP's opening track, the darkly churning "Cities of the Red Night" (via Brooklyn Vegan), and now the feedback-lacerated crew has made the whole full-length available for streaming below. Tour dates, followed by Black Friday in all its tense, taut, seething, screaming fury, below.

Big Black Cloud 2013 tour dates:

July 2 -  Portland, OR @ The Know
July 3 -  Seattle, WA @ The Comet
July 5 - Missoula, MT @ The Ole Beck
July 6 -  Boise, ID @ Sammie's
July 7 -  Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
July 8 -  Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
July 10 -  Flagstaff, AZ @ Cottage House
July 11 -  San Diego, CA @ Til Two Club
July 12 -  Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell
July 13 -  San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout
July 14 -  Oakland, CA @ The Night Light
July 15 -  Davis, CA @ Davis Bike Collective

  • Big Black Cloud — Cities of the Red Night
  • Big Black Cloud — Terror of Cosmic Loneliness
  • Big Black Cloud — Bomb My Brain
  • BIG BLACK CLOUD — Barbaric, Mystical, Bored
  • BIG BLACK CLOUD — Wastoids
  • Big Black Cloud — Black Friday
  • Big Black Cloud — Pile of Shit
  • BIG BLACK CLOUD — Hate Myself
  • BIG BLACK CLOUD — Gettin' Heavy in the Jungle
  • BIG BLACK CLOUD — Human Host
  • BIG BLACK CLOUD — Medusa

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