Moon King, Some Ember
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
This event is all ages
Majical Cloudz is music and performance. Rooted in solo material written by Devon Welsh between rural Ontario and Montreal, he joined with Matthew Otto to collaboratively produce and perform the music. Their performance is deeply expressive — strong vocals sit on top of washes of white noise, filtered synths and sparse thuds. The songs are intensely lyrical, oriented around themes of death, patience, family, and desire. The live show celebrates the joy in sadness and the value of a shared musical experience.
"Point blank, it’s one of the best albums I’ve heard this year." --Stereogum
Moon King brain child Daniel Woodhead has been busy in the studio putting the finishing touches on his brand new EP to be released this Spring. Obsession II, the second in the Obsession series, was released April 20th on One Big Silence, the Toronto label formed and run by Mike Haliechuk of Fucked Up.
Joined again by long time collaborator and friend Maddy Wilde, Obsession II shows the band pushing their sound and delving into intensely distorted guitar riffs in a nod to bands like Jane’s Addiction or Jesus and Mary Chain but with a distinctly fun touch.
"Moon King [is] a fuzz-pop band that walks the fine line between capturing the feelings of dreams and nightmares. Between the buzzsaw guitars and soaring melodies, the music they've been putting out on EPs--their latest, Obsession II, came out this month--falls somewhere between the Raveonettes and Blank Dogs." --Nylon
"Some Ember is the new solo project of Man/Miracle’s Dylan Travis. “Era of Wind” is only the second song he’s released, it is icy and desolate. It’s a little bit Lovecraft (From fingertip to dilated eye/ it closes grip on vibrated flesh, Travis sings) and a little bit Fever Ray, propelled by haunted, droning bass. I keep thinking about this lonely guy in a lake, like a 19th century convict rowing through fog, making his great escape from an island prison and sinking halfway to shore. What happens to that guy? What if he had a Moog to play on the way down? " --The Fader
"Like some kind of abridged soundtrack to Bergman’s Persona pared down to its abstract purity, this ten minute mood piece charts a psychic journey through dissolution and restructure, opening with a searing purge of the sonic palate, only to find itself wading through the aftermath’s fog of disarray. Taking cues from the likes of Mazzy Star, Happy New Year and Grouper, the San Francisco duo immerse themselves in a narcotic mixture of sensuality and obliqueness, mostly leaving meaning and catharsis to hover just out of reach while an ominous air of gloom takes hold." --Sonic Masala
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