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Majical Cloudz announce breakup, frontman Devon Welsh to go solo

on March 04, 2016, 3:45pm

After six years, Majical Cloudz have decided to call it quits. The Montreal natives — comprised of founder Devon Welsh and Matt Otto — revealed the news in a lengthy Tumblr post this afternoon.

“Over the last few months Matt and I decided that Are You Alone? would be the last Majical Cloudz record, and that after doing some touring we would be moving on to other projects and adventures,” the message reads, adding, “The band was an opportunity for us to grow into the kinds of people and the kinds of artists we wanted to become. We both feel it to be the completion of something very positive.”

While word of the breakup is undoubtedly sad news for fans, the band notes it won’t be long before they hear from Welsh and Otto again. “I will be releasing music and playing shows under my own name, Devon Welsh,” the post continues. “I’m working on things right now that I’m excited about and that I’ll be releasing online throughout the year and probably playing a bit live here and there.”

As for Otto, he’ll be launching a project called The Dahlia; new music is supposedly on the horizon. In the meantime, he’s composing a film soundtrack and producing a few unnamed artists’ records.

Majical Cloudz’ final show is scheduled for March 11th at La Sala Rossa in Montreal. For more info on the event, head here.

Welsh originally formed Majical Cloudz in 2010 with Matthew Duffy, and together they released a self-titled debut cassette in 2010 and full-length II in 2011. Duffy left shortly after and was replaced by Otto. The Majical Cloudz lineup of Welsh and Otto put out two albums: 2013’s Impersonator and last year’s Are You Alone?.

Find the full Tumblr post below.

Greener pastures

I have some news! Over the last few months Matt and I decided that Are You Alone? would be the last Majical Cloudz record, and that after doing some touring we would be moving on to other projects and adventures.

Matt and I played our first show together in March 2012. At that time the project was just a few songs and some inspirations. As of March 2016 we have released 2 LPs, 2 EPs and toured all over the place. Doing all these things made real what had been a dream for both us, and so the band was an opportunity for us to grow into the kinds of people and the kinds of artists we wanted to become. We both feel it to be the completion of something very positive.

So thank you very much to everyone who has taken interest in the project, listened to the music, bought the records, come to the shows, etc, to everyone who believed in us, gave us a chance, worked with us!

I will be releasing music and playing shows under my own name, Devon Welsh. I’m working on things right now that I’m excited about and that I’ll be releasing online throughout the year and probably playing a bit live here and there. If you’re interested, find me online or come to a show!

Matt will be making music under his new project, The Dahlia, which he’ll be sharing with the world soon enough. At the moment, he’s composing a film soundtrack and producing a couple of records which you’ll be hearing about in the next few months!

Thanks again for listening, you’ll hear from both of us soon!

Devon

P.s. For our friends in Montreal and anyone else who wants to come, we will be playing a final show on Friday, March 11th at La Sala Rossa in Montreal. There will be no opening act, we’re just going to play a long set! DJ softcoresoft will be playing some tunes before and after. Get tickets for that here: http://lasalarossa.com/shows/majical-cloudz-invites/

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