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Cloud - Me, Her & Lavender - Single


Me, Her & Lavender - Single

Audio Antihero

Released: 27th April 2018 | 2 track indie rock single

The third single from Cloud's highly acclaimed Plays with Fire LP featuring an exclusive non-album b-side.

Los Angelas based NY born artist Cloud (Tyler Taormina) issued his latest album on Audio Antihero in March 2018, it was a beguiling and beautiful mix of Pop, Psychedelia, Lo-Fi, Folk and Indie Rock that recalled Yo La Tengo, Panda Bear, Leonard Cohen, Galaxie 500, Mazzy Star and more. Her, Her & Lavender is one of the album's most accessible moments.

Cloud's music has enjoyed airplay from BBC's Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe, Tom Ravenscroft and Tom Robinson as well as Radio X, KCRW and FM4.

Cloud has also received terrific reviews and features from Pitchfork, Stereogum, The Line of Best Fit, DIY Mag, CLASH Mag, London in Stereo, Gold Flake Paint, The 405, Post-Trash, The Alternative, The Grey Estates, The DeliMagazine, BIRP, Atwood Magazine, Indie Shuffle, The Burning Ear, IMPOSE and many more.

Release Show: April 27th, Kulak's Woodshed, North Hollywood, California -

"The brevity of the album, condensed from several years’ work, actually renders it utterly enigmatic, like a lifetime reduced to a random clutch of snapshots. On Plays With Fire, however, Taormina’s songs are blistered but precious polaroids, glue barely holding them on to the pages of a family album."
Gold Flake Paint
"A gorgeous tour de force."
Indie Shuffle
"Cloud’s third album ‘Plays with Fire’ is a spiritual journey through intimate darkness, a poignant and beautiful experience of vulnerability and solitude."
Atwood Magazine
"There are certain records which manage to replicate, musically, serotonin release. Then there are records that contextualise this physical rush within the throws of human experience: friendship, love, memory and the swathes of melancholy that embrace our lives like a sleep. (Plays with Fire) falls dreamily into the latter category."
London in Stereo
"Keenly characteristic of the current season…begins with the picturesque opaqueness of its predecessor, but quickly blows over into a sunny spring morning, exposing a field’s worth of indie-pop blossoms that teem with vibrant colors and exuberant lifeforms. There’s not a cloud in sight."
The Alternative
"A madcap romp through far-flung styles and psych-addled planes of existence."
The Line of Best Fit
"Cloud has been, and always will be, a project about navigating conflicting, hefty emotions, and this process just can’t be done without the help of close friends. “Two Hands Bound” brings four friends into the fold as Taormina explores the burnout that can accompany overworking oneself, but it doesn’t sound labored-over at all; instead, it’s about as effortless as psychedelic music gets"
"Tyler Taormina & friends work their music machines of endless wonder…"
IMPOSE Magazine
"Blissful unease defines Cloud. On Plays with Fire, much of the lyrics are somehow simultaneously hopeful and pessimistic, with our narrator hanging out with friends while feeling antisocial or seeking love when he has none to give."
The 405
"…by funneling this through the prism of lush-but-lo-fi pop, the melancholy is at once accentuated and transcended, the often soaring instrumentation lifting what would otherwise be morose thoughts and consuming worries into something almost otherworldly."
Various Small Flames