HARRY CLOUD Releases “Show Me Pictures”…A “Country Song of A Perverted, Inappropriate, Socially Unacceptable Alcoholic Cowboy”

“Harry Cloud sounds like you’ve been tethered to a quad bike and dragged full speed, over broken electrical equipment and through a successive series of Kraftwerk, Atari Teenage Riot, A.C. and Sigur Rós shows”  – The Burning Beard

“… stately artistic sludge bordering on insanity and avant-garde dadaistic drone that drags you into their own colorful tar pit and smothers you with their bizarre mushroomed psychedelic.” –  The Stoner Hive

“It’s a down and out country song of a perverted, inappropriate, socially unacceptable alcoholic cowboy”

Releases New Single with the Sext Request
“Send Me Pictures”

Accompanied By A Delightfully Twisted Animated Video

Ready to Pop THE CYST Filled with Sludge, Stoner Metal, Indie Rock, Funk and Shoegaze on New Album 
Out February 7, 2022 via Kitten Robot

Harry Cloud
Photo credit: Sarah Sitkin

NOVEMBER 10, 2022 (Los Angeles, CA) — “I just think that it’s a funny sext message request to send someone,” laughs multi-genre’d musician HARRY CLOUD about his new single “SEND ME PICTURES” which gets released today, November 8, 2022 via Kitten Robot Records.  “I’ve always had that line in my head so it finally got used in a song. I filled in the rest of the song with lyrics of depression, alcohol and drugs. It’s a down and out country song of a perverted, inappropriate, socially unacceptable alcoholic cowboy.”  The accompanying video (also released today) is a perversely twisted animated video of mixed media which can be viewed HERE.

Taken from his upcoming album THE CYST (release date: February 7, 2022), “Send Me Pictures” combines catchy hoe-down music with Cloud’s trademark choking-on-glass vocals that begs for a scream-a-long.  “It’s definitely catchy and perhaps the most poppy on this album,” he smiles, knowing full well that the ticket you’ve just taken to ride this rollercoaster of an album will leave you breathless, floored, and perhaps even scratching your head. Covering nearly every alternative genre imaginable including Doom, Ambient, Metal, Psychedelic Rock, Sludge, Shoegaze, Funk, Indie Rock and more, The Cyst may seem like a chaos on wax, but in fact, it’s a cohesive and fascinating journey into the avant garde musical mind of this very unique artist. Partnering up with acclaimed LA punk producer Paul Roessler (Nina Hagen, TSOL, Pat the Bunny, Josie Cotton), Cloud found his creative partner-in-arms.  

Harry Cloud - Send Me Pictures
Harry Cloud “Show Me Pictures”

Indie music tome Razorcake quipped, “Harry Cloud runs the gamut from sludgy black metal to creepy electronica to ‘70s good-timey Bay City Rollers sounds. There is little or no way to pigeonhole this one, and, in large part, that’s what makes this work.”  Sludgeworld chimes that this has encapsulates “all Harry Cloud factors: the strangeness, the eerie sounds, the haunting riffs, the beautiful melodies, the wondering of what is next.”

The Cyst came about like all my records I make with Paul Roessler,” he explains about the compelling and mesmerizing album. “I come into the studio with completed songs, half written stuff or nothing at all. A lot of stuff is hashed out, made up and organized in the studio. I had no direction for the album, it was just what I was writing at the time. After a certain amount of songs have been recorded and a period of my life feels like it’s coming to a close, I say ‘OK that’s an album,’ and then off to the next one.”

The sludgy “Ferryman’s Guild” injects subtle synths amidst a sea of distorted guitars and guttural vocals. It’s a “really unusual song,” as he explains. “Paul [Roessler] put a lot of crazy noises throughout the song and I really like my singing. My friend Ryan Weiner played the guitar solo in the middle and I think it’s amazing. The song isn’t really about anything, as some of my songs aren’t. It’s made up words and things that just sounded cool and worked well together phonetically.”  The psychedelic and warpy “Post Partum” finds Cloud in a hazy downtempo sway, highlighting untuned acoustic guitars and mesmerizing cymbal crashes keeping the beat. The percussive and funk-driven “Soft Pillowcases Colored Red” plays heavily with distorted electric guitar and a bouncy bassline, while Cloud’s falsetto ducks and dives beneath the shimmer.  

Harry Cloud “The Ferryman’s Guild”

Hailing from Midland, Georgia on the border of Alabama, Harry Cloud’s first foray into music began in the MySpace years when he befriended a group of likeminded artists and moved upstate to Atlanta to join the experimental/noise scene under the name A Butterfly-Eaten Horsehead and later Single Mothers. Migrating out West to Los Angeles afforded a meeting with Roessler who helped him hone his sound with tighter production values at Kitten Robot studios where he recorded 16 albums and EPs so far under Harry Cloud, Fannyland, Orphan Goggles, COPS and Harry Cloud/Paul Roessler. 

Now officially signed to Josie Cotton’s Kitten Robot Records, Harry Cloud plans to unleash a whole new era of wildly experimental music. “I’m not trying to be anything or trying to do one style,” he confesses. “I’m not a fashionable person. I like what I like and if something sounds cool I put it out. I want to create a dream universe absent from reality. The lyrics come from my subconscious and only hint at meaning. If you like slow metal, psychedelic noise and/or abstract weirdo rock, you might like Harry Cloud. If you don’t like any of that stuff, you still might like Harry Cloud.”  


THE CYST  Tracklisting

Send Me Pictures
Ferryman’s Guild
Post Partum
You Never Came To My Party
The Cyst
Soft Pillowcases Colored Red
Squid Friend
Most Likely Nothing Ever
I’m Still Waiting
Lick The Lamb


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