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Download Majical Cloudz’s Brutal ‘Bugs Don’t Buzz,’ Another Song About Dying

Majical Cloudz 'Bugs Don't Buzz'

“The cheesiest songs all end with a smile,” sings Majical Cloudz main man Devon Welsh at the start of “Bugs Don’t Buzz.” He then confirms what we already know: “This won’t end with a smile, my love.” The Montreal duo, rounded out by Matthew Otto, specializes in high drama and minimal scoring. Moreover, these two seem to have a thing for death. Last month we saw the shadowy video for “Childhood’s End” (starring Devon’s father, Twin Peaks actor Kenneth Welsh), a song about our lifelong slog toward the grave. Now we have a new taste from the forthcoming Impersonator LP, due May 21 via Matador: “Bugs Don’t Buzz,” which is another song about endings. Whether Welsh is singing about the big sleep or the last moments of a romantic relationship isn’t wholly clear, but he sings with much gravity over thudding piano hits, electronic fuzz, and ghostly cooing. Simply put, it is incredibly intense and no one is smiling, but that’s also what makes it good. Stream below and download here.

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Majical Cloudz tour dates:

May 2 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge*
May 3 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle*
May 4 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*
May 6 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
May 7 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
May 8 – Hamden, CT @ Spaceland Ballroom*
May 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
May 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
May 13 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall*
May 14 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Bar*
May 15 – Chicago, IL @ Metro*
May 16 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater*
May 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line*
May 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands#

* with Youth Lagoon
# with Gobby and Special Guests