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Cloud’s “Comfort Songs” now available on Limited Edition Cassette Tape

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That’s right, folks. Cloud’s “Comfort Songs” album has very very nearly sold out on CD (it is my favourite obsolete format, after all) and I wanted very much to keep it available physically so I was lucky enough to live one of many idiot dreams and have now done a run of cassettes. You can get it for £5 (inc. P&P in the UK) – here.


Stream the album in full here:

I’ve been really happy to see that Cloud, Jack Hayter and The Superman Revenge Squad Band have been popping up in numerous “Best of 2013” lists, even topping a couple of them. Right on, right?

Press for Cloud’s “Comfort Songs”:

“Astoundingly accomplished.”Pitchfork 

“Cloud know their way around a pop song, and for all of the album’s off-beat charms, and occasionally hard-to-grasp content, it’s a true pop heart which can be found at the centre of every song that helps to make this such a rewarding listen – 8/10.”Drowned In Sound

“A great record.”Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6 Music) 

“The world will fall in love with this. Unity, unity for all the lost young souls. You’ve done it, you’ve done it. I wish I could’ve cheered, not just in type, but literally, jumping and crying.”Collapse Board

“Comfort Songs holds a strong claim as one of best albums under the ill-defined umbrella of ‘indie-rock’ that has been released in the last decade or so – 10/10.”Contact Music 

“Great!”Eric Lawrence (KCRW) 

“Emerging 21 year old singer/producer Cloud forges a rich, heartening sound around a passionate vocal, dressing his narratives in shimmering instrumentation, like Conor Oberst in the throes of an obsession with psychedelia.” Rough Trade & The Guardian 

“Excellent.”Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music) 

“Immediately one of my favourite albums of the year.”Sonic Reverie 

“I love this…”Simon Raymonde (Amazing Radio/Bella Union) 

“Mainman Tyler Taormina veers through emotions and narratives over the convention-blurring full-length, crooning of love and life and fear and anger over a stunning backdrop of fuzzy guitars, shuffling rhythms and clarion brass. It’s a record sodden with heavyweight feeling that gets you right inside the inner machinations of a troubled soul; it’s simultaneously heartbreaking and fascinating.”Bearded Magazine 

“A very strong debut.”7BitArcade 

“What starts out promising to be a short and sweet alt-rock number, expands out into a captivating instrumental which ebbs and flows…be sure to check out the record – 8/10.”Shout 4 Music 

“No.1 Album of 2013.”Crackle Feedback 

“Deserves to be a huge indie hit.”Yankie Music 

“In Comfort Songs I find a time for reflection, a confirmation of life and its wonder, and a sense of belonging – to whom, I’m not certain, but to someone. And I know, years down the road, this will remain a landmark album for me, with just the same resonant power. Hopefully, dear reader, you’ll be moved, too.”GoldFlakePaint

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