Avant Rock Artist HARRY CLOUD Pens Slimy Love Song To A Squid In New Single…”The Cyst” Album Out Feb. 7

“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

Avant-Rock Artist
Pens Slimy Love Song “SQUID FRIEND”
About A Doomed Romance with A Cephalopod

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

JANUARY 10, 2023 (Los Angeles, CA) — There has never been a more gorgeously obtuse interspecies love song than HARRY CLOUD’s “Squid Friend.”  Taken from his upcoming album THE CYST (release date: February 7, 2022), “Squid Friend” finds the experimental artist waxing poetic about his star-crossed affection for the tentacled cephalopod.  “’Squid Friend’ is a beautiful, whimsical tune about a human who’s in love with an aquatic creature but ultimately becomes heartbroken because he cannot breathe underwater,” he explains forlornly. “The song is full of longing for his slimy lover.”

Perfectly at home on his bizarrely charming album THE CYST (release date: February 7, 2023 via Kitten Robot Records), “Squid Friend” gradually builds to a cathartic crescendo that ultimately tells of the doomed romance. “I like how the song is a slow build the whole time until it reaches a powerful climax followed by a pleasant, washy resolution at the end,” he smiles proudly. “I wish all my songs could have such a neat flow.

Harry Cloud - Squid Friend
Harry Cloud “Squid Friend”

With layered vocals showering over chiming guitar tones, Harry Cloud once again enlisted the help of producer Paul Roessler (Nina Hagen, TSOL, Pat the Bunny, Josie Cotton) for the curious track.  “I had written the basic guitar parts for this at home and Paul and I made up the rest in the studio,” he says. “At first, that epic build up seemed a little too cheesy and embarrassing for me, but I just went for it and now I love it because it’s unusual for me.”  

Harry Cloud
Photo credit: Sarah Sitkin

The Cyst came about like all my records I make with Paul Roessler,” he explains about the compelling, mesmerizing set. “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 number 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.”

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.”

“Squid Friend” follows his most recent single, the catchy hoe-down “Send Me Pictures” about a perverted, inappropriate, socially unacceptable alcoholic cowboy. A paean to sexting, it’s wild, “oh-my-gosh,” animated video (“I just think that it’s a funny sext message request to send someone,” he laughs) is quite an eyeful. The sludgy Ferryman’s Guild injects subtle synths amidst a sea of distorted guitars and guttural vocals. It’s a “really unusual song,” 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.”   

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

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 at Kitten Robot studios where he’s recorded 16 albums and EPs so far under Harry Cloud, Fannyland, Orphan Goggles, COPS and Harry Cloud/Paul Roessler.


The Cyst will be released via Kitten Robot Records and was produced by Paul Roessler.   

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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