12 O'Clock Track: Majical Cloudz' stark and intense "Bugs Don't Buzz" | Bleader

12 O'Clock Track: Majical Cloudz' stark and intense "Bugs Don't Buzz"

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There's a whole mess of Pitchfork Music Festival aftershows and preparties taking over clubs around the city throughout the weekend—you can read about them in the Reader's guide to the three-day blowout—and it all starts tonight. Moody Canadian electronic duo Majical Cloudz play a late show at Lincoln Hall this evening, and it's one of the few festival-related parties I've had my eye on for weeks; the group's recent Impersonator has slowly grown on me since Matador released it in May, particularly the standout single "Bugs Don't Buzz." It's a haunting, mesmerizing song built on deep, clanging ivories playing a simple, downcast melody, and front man Devon Welsh sings about mortality and love with a piercing intimacy. It's today's 12 O'Clock Track—you can watch the band's music video or check out their "Take Away Show" for a peek at just how intense their live performances can get. (Head to Lincoln Hall's site to RSVP for tonight's free show if you haven't yet.)

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