Clouder- Sister Raygun

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2014 sees Clouder reemerging with their sophomore album, Sister Raygun, after an 8 month hiatus full of personal trials and tribulations for some members that almost led to the band's demise. The emotional turmoil and intensity weathered during this break can be felt throughout 10 explosive tracks, as themes of anxiety, paranoia, debauchery, loneliness, reverie, and psychedelic esoterism inflame equally overwrought rhythms. The frazzled sense of urgency on this album reflects not only the cathartic themes, but the excitement and chaos of coming back together as a band after a long period of uncertainty. The beginnings of the album were fleshed out by Clouder's rhythm section (Max, Jim, Steve, and Matt) in their Brooklyn practice space and then sent off to lead singer Eric Gilstrap who was living in North Carolina. After months of immersing themselves in writing and recording rough demos back and forth, Clouder rekindled in producer Jeff Berner's (Psychic TV, Heliotropes, Dead Stars) Brooklyn studio and left it ablaze with Sister Raygun in hand.

Musically, Clouder both polished and expanded their approach, retaining their charged-up psych sound on “Lost in Reverie,” a romping track about a faceless female presence with morphing guitars that switch between surf and psych and “All The Royal Years Are Gone,” an anthemic dreamer's call to conquer a stagnant music scene. Other highlights include “Damaged Sun”, “Phantom Girl,” and “Psychic Cities,” which reveal Gilstrap coming into his own as a charismatic lead singer and the band bolstering their blank-generation-new york-meets-60s-rock swagger.

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released March 4, 2014

All songs written and performed by Clouder
Recorded, engineered, and mixed by Jeff Berner
Mastered by Justin Stivers

Clouder is:
Eric Gilstrap (Vocals)
Steve Spinella (Guitar)
Matt Revie (Guitar)
Max Goransson (Bass)
Jim Wood (Drums)

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Track Name: Lost in Reverie (free)
Midnight Sing discreetly
Frozen songs in a wake
And anywhere you go I'll get there faster

Moonlight Reverie
Portuguese winding streets
When you take me home I dream of castles

Whoa oh, Let me know your name
Whoa oh, I never saw your face
Anywhere you want to go I'll get there faster
Whoa oh, you hold the keys so tight
Whoa oh, I can't remember last night
Anywhere you want to go I'll get there faster

Morning undressed completely
Golden smog and Queen Anne's lace
Everywhere we go I hear their laughter

Torching my sense of feeling
Retreat into imaginary place
Anywhere you go I'll follow after

Whoa oh, Let me know your name
Whoa oh, I never saw your face
Anywhere you want to go I'll get there faster
Whoa oh, you hold the keys so tight
Whoa oh, I can't remember last night
Anywhere you want to go I'll get there faster

Tonight's the night we lose control
Lost in reverie
Ancient cities, fortune told
Are you ready to receive
Any place at any time
Innerspace is outermind
is it enough to cure what ails my wicked heart
we'll get there faster

Any place at anytime
Innerspace is outermind
it's enough to cure what ails my wicked heart
Write another chapter

It occurs to me that I'm lost in reverie
Track Name: Phantom Girl (free)
The taste of acid rain
seeped slowly off her skin
A face i can't retain
In a bar that had No Name
Between eleven shots and beers
Finally it's clear
That she's given me a sign
But, what went down last night?

Phantom Girl, Phantom Girl?!?!
Phantom Girl, Phantom Girl?!?!
Phantom Girl, Phantom Girl?!?!
Phantom Girl, Phantom Girl?!?!

I've seen the hazy cab rides home
Lazy Grey Sunrise
Only to dream in Black and White
Of a girl with Electric Eyes

Phantom Girl, Phantom Girl?!?!
Phantom Girl, Phantom Girl?!?!
Phantom Girl, Phantom Girl?!?!
Phantom Girl, Phantom Girl?!?!

Ooh, Night after night you know i covet that ghost face
Ooh, I'm staring out the window and I've tried to taste that rain (again)
Ooh, The feeling's gone so swiftly now and I'm lost in yesterday

Phantom Girl, Phantom Girl?!?!
Phantom Girl, Phantom Girl?!?!
Phantom Girl, Phantom Girl?!?!
Phantom Girl, Phantom Girl?!?!