Majical Cloudz performing at SXSW in 2013
|Origin||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
Welsh, the son of actor Kenneth Welsh and Corinne Farago, began Majical Cloudz as a collaborative open project in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 2010. Welsh first collaborated with Duffy, releasing a self-titled cassette on Numbers Station, followed by an EP, Earth to a Friend/Mountain Eyes. They released their debut full-length album II in 2011. Duffy left the group shortly after in 2011.
Their second album, Impersonator, was released May 21, 2013 on Matador Records, and was a longlisted nominee for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize. The band toured extensively throughout North America and Europe to support the album, including performances at Toronto's NXNE festival and New York City's Northside Festival. Pitchfork Media ranked Impersonator as their eighth best album of 2013.
On March 4, 2016, Welsh announced on social media that he and Otto were going their separate ways, and that Are You Alone? would be their last full release. Both Welsh and Otto have gone on to pursue other projects.
- Earth to a Friend/Mountain Eyes (2011)
- Turns Turns Turns (2012)
- Wait & See (2016)
- Childhood's End (2013)
- Tour Journals (2014)
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