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Majical Cloudz’s Devon Welsh Remembers Alan Vega in a Newly Released Tribute

Devon Welsh, singer of recently defunct electronic duo Majical Cloudz, has shared "Me and Alan Vega," a tribute to the late frontman of Suicide. Welsh recorded…
Anna Gaca / July 17, 2016

Majical Cloudz’s Devon Welsh Releases ‘Indigo, Streams, Lash’ LP as Belave

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that Belave was a new project.  Following Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto's announcement that they were parting…
Harley Brown / March 18, 2016

Watch Majical Cloudz Perform Together For the Last Time

Majical Cloudz's elegiac songs are heartbreaking enough, so you can imagine how devastating their final show before breaking up would be. Fan-shot footage has surfaced…
Harley Brown / March 12, 2016

Majical Cloudz Have Broken Up

Majical Cloudz have parted, as frontman Devon Welsh announced that the emotive experimental pop duo has broken up in a post on Tumblr today. Their 2015…
Anna Gaca / March 4, 2016

JUNO Awards 2016 Nominations: Justin Bieber, Drake, Majical Cloudz, and More

The JUNO Awards, Canada's version of the Grammy Awards, have announced the nominations for their 2016 iteration, including Destroyer, Viet Cong, Justin Bieber, Majical Cloudz,…
Brennan Carley / February 2, 2016

Majical Cloudz Release Five-Track EP of Songs Cut From Their Last Album

Majical Cloudz have shared a new, five-track EP of songs that didn't make it onto one of 2015's best albums, Are You Alone? Now streaming on Spotify, Wait &…
James Grebey / January 15, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2015

If you're reading this, it's late 2015. To complement our list of the year's 101 Best Songs, we've collected the 50 Best Albums from the…
SPIN Staff / December 1, 2015

Majical Cloudz Share Austere Live Video for ‘Game Show’

Majical Cloudz have already issued a few simple videos from their recent record Are You Alone?, but last night Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto shared…
Colin Joyce / November 19, 2015

Review: Majical Cloudz Are Here for You on ‘Are You Alone?’

Devon Welsh has no interest in small talk. The Montreal-based songwriter, the bug-eyed and baritone half of art-pop duo Majical Cloudz, only seeks out sincere,…
Kyle McGovern / October 12, 2015

Q&A: Majical Cloudz Steer Clear of the ‘Raw Truth’ on New LP, ‘Are You Alone?’

Majical Cloudz — the sad clown alter-ego of Montreal-based musician Devon Welsh and multi-instrumentalist bandmate Matthew Otto — were working on their second album, the follow-up…
Harley Brown / October 8, 2015

Majical Cloudz Bring a Little Light ‘Downtown’ in New Video

The music that Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto make as Majical Cloudz tends to err on the gloomy side, but a video for their new…
Colin Joyce / October 7, 2015

Majical Cloudz Share Existential Single ‘Are You Alone?’

Majical Cloudz are set to release their first album for Matador Are You Alone?  on October 16. And following on their Lorde-approved effort Impersonator, this…
Colin Joyce / September 21, 2015

Majical Cloudz Amble Through Montreal in ‘Silver Car Crash’ Video

Majical Cloudz are about a month out from releasing the follow-up to 2013's Impersonator, and today they've shared a black-and-white video for "Silver Car Crash." Directed…
Rachel Brodsky / September 9, 2015

Majical Cloudz Announce New Album, ‘Are You Alone?’

Moody indie-pop outfit Majical Cloudz have been mostly quiet since their 2013 LP, Impersonator, but the Montreal duo just announced a new album, Are You Alone?, due for…
James Grebey / August 12, 2015

Photos: Hundred Waters Run Deep

Over Memorial Day, 2014, L.A.-via-Gainseville quartet Hundred Waters gathered bands, friends, and fans at the "experimental town" of Arcosanti, Arizona, for a three-day celebration of the release…
SPIN Staff / June 16, 2014

Direct Majical Cloudz’s Live Show in Interactive ‘Love Soul’ Video

Thurston Moore, Palms, and Kevin Drew have all shared intense video valentines recently, and now Majical Cloudz have joined the fray. The Montreal synth duo…
Kyle McGovern / February 14, 2014

Majical Cloudz Share Handwritten ‘Savage’ Video

Last month, Montreal's Majical Cloudz snuck out a new song dubbed "Savage" despite having dropped a whole album's worth of gorgeously minimal synth-pop already this…
Chris Martins / December 13, 2013

Majical Cloudz Sing of Love and LSD on ‘Savage’

SPIN profile subjects Majical Cloudz blessed 2013 with Impersonator, a minimalist slab of dolorous synth-pop that delivers maximal intensity (see videos for "Bugs Don't Buzz," and…
Chris Martins / November 19, 2013

Majical Cloudz’s ‘Bugs Don’t Buzz’ Video Finds Grandeur in Cockroaches

Arthropods abound in the new video for "Bugs Don't Buzz," a deadly serious standout from Majical Cloudz's new album Impersonator. "For me, anything that I make…
Marc Hogan / June 20, 2013

Majical Cloudz: Canadian Synth-Pop Outlier Catches Seriously Deep Feelings

Who: The brainchild of 24-year-old Devon Welsh, a Montreal-based, rural Ontario-bred songwriter whose minimalist, dolorous synth-pop allows plenty of space for maximum lyrical intensity. "We were…
David Bevan / June 11, 2013
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