This Is Our Jam: Majical Cloudz, "What That Was"

Usually when you think of slow-burning bar ballads, bands like The Walkmen or Silver Jews come to mind — acts where hollow-body guitars relay the sounds' nostalgia and disenchantment, and the closest thing to a keyboard is a baby grand piano. Majical Cloudz (a.k.a. Devon Welsh) is a Montreal artist who runs in the same circle as Grimes (he was featured on her track "Nightmusic"), but manages to merge his avant-pop and synth obsessions with the sounds of moldering watering holes and wistful folk.
With "What That Was," Welsh's deep voice recounts anything-could-happen nights on the town. "I didn’t think about it until now but I’ll be gone for a small time," he laments to an old friend. If The National dug up some Suicide records and went to town, it would probably sounds something like this.
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