Live at Kulak's Woodshed

A 6 track indie rock album (27m 56s) — released May 10th 2019 on Audio Antihero

Live at Kulak's Woodshedis brief but breathless live recording from Cloud(Tyler Taormina). Recorded during the Plays with Fire period, that acclaimed album offered nine songs and 32 minutes of quiet optimism and greying nostalgia, mixing the wide-eyed naïveté of Jonathan Richman with the cold-weather pop of Yo La Tengo and the fractured soundscapes of Galaxie 500. This three piece recording sees Taormina perform "Happer's Laugh" and "Comet Happer" alongside powerful stripped down renditions of classic Comfort Songs material "Authorless Novel" and "Mother Sea". The live album is accompanied by a high quality multi-camera performance video in this gorgeously strange space in Northern Hollywood.

Though operating on a DIY level since his debut self-releases from his parent's basement in Long Island, Cloud's music has found praise and support from Pitchfork, Stereogum, GoldFlakePaint, Drowned in Sound, CLASH, Indie Shuffle,TLOBF, IMPOSE, The Alternative, Post-Trash, Nialler9, London in Stereo, The Burning Ear, The Grey Estates, KCRW, DIY Mag, FM4 and BBC 6 Music. Additionally, thirty four artists contributed to The Desperation Club - A Cloud Tribute Compilation in 2018.

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 onto the pages of a family album. - Gold Flake Paint

A gorgeous tour de force. - Indie Shuffle

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

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. - POST-TRASH

Tyler Taormina & friends work their music machines of endless wonder… - IMPOSE

Astoundingly accomplished…taking his black parade out of the basement and into the streets. - Pitchfork

Glossy dream-pop production with deeply confessional lyrics. - Stereogum

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