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Catania (IT) : acid psych / shoegaze
Little Cloud Recs (US) / Icy Cold Recs (FR)

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Clustersun
Avalanche

Labels: Little Cloud Records (US) // Icy Cold Records (FR)
Release date: May 20th, 2021
Format: vinyl 300 copies limited edition translucent red with rainbow splatter, cd digipack, digital
Artwork: Marco Baldassari
Mixing and Mastering: James Aparicio

Tracklisting: Desert Daze, All Your Pain, Closer/Deeper, Juggernaut, Avalanche (Legion 5), Barricades, Sinking In to You, Scar

At the beginning there’s silence, a deaf sound and the spell of the forthcoming uproar. Then, vibrations cover what is actually hiding beyond the avalanche, while the sun struggles to warm and melt. In the end, the chemical of sounds reveals itself through the chemical of pictures.” 

These words by Marco Baldassarri, painter and founder of Sonic Jesus, perfectly describe what Avalanche stands for. Marco realised the album artwork, that’s a real painting called Avalanche too,  following the creative flux inspired by the listening of Clustersun’s new sounds. 
Avalanche departs from dreamy shoegaze, reaching at high speed desertic and acid sideways. Dark and shiny, disturbing and glorious, straightforward and ambitious, it’s an album that will fit well in a playlist featuring The Black Angels, The Lucid Dream, The (early) Telescopes, Dead Skeletons. The mix and mastering have been in charge of James Aparicio, a real scene’s guru, thanks to his work for The Cult Of Dom Keller, Dead Vibrations, Piatcions / Throw Down Bones, Rev Rev Rev. Avalanche was released on May 20th, 2021 by a joint effort between Icy Cold Records (FR) and Little Cloud Records (US), two labels that don’t need any introduction for space rock and psych lovers.

AVALANCHE – MEDIA LINKS

Rumore (IT) – album première
Rumore (IT) – review

Rockerilla (IT) – review

Buscadero (IT)

Blow Up (IT)

Vive Le Rock (UK)Barricades video première
Backseat Mafia (UK) – review 8,9
Paranoid Park (IT) – review
Paranoid Park (IT) – Spotify Playlist
Shoegaze Blog (IT) – interview
Switch On (IT)
Ondarock (IT)
RockIt (IT)
Rockit (IT) – compilation
Relics-Controsuoni (IT)
Off Topic Mag (IT)
Ver Sacrum (IT)
Rock Garage (IT)
Area Rock (IT)
Distorsioni (IT)
Pete’s Rock News and Views (UK)
Jo Claverie (E)
Tinnitist (CAN)
Sélection Sortie (FR)
El Santo del Rock (MEX)
Indie for Bunnies (IT) – Record of the week
Indie Roccia (IT)
Rodon FM (GR)
White Light // White Heat (IT/US) – weekly tips
DKFM (US)
Riserva Indie (IT)
Impatto Sonoro (IT)
Impatto Sonoro (IT) – Best of 2021
Darkitalia – Voice of Silence (IT)
Voix de Garage – Radio Campus Grenoble (FR)
Voix de Garage Grenoble (FR) – review
Alternative Frequencies on Radio Leyland (UK)
Perù Avantgarde (Perù)
Shoegazer Alive (BR) – Best of May 2021
Shoegazer Alive (BR) – Best of 2021
XWave Radio
Swirly Fest 2 DJ Brian L. (US)
Heresy with Adz / MMH The Home of Rock Radio (UK)
Attention Please Radio Show / Nova Radio Norh East (UK)
A Dècouvrir Absolument (FR) – review
Amore e Psych – Radio Kaos (IT)
Radiocoop (IT)
Moonacrobat Playlist (NL)

A SHORT BIOG


Clustersun live

CLUSTERSUN have established themselves as a solid reality in the international panorama of fuzz & reverb purveyors.
Their cosmic and 3D signature sound delivers massive walls of fuzz, otherwordly reverberations and psychedelic trips.
The trio formed in 2013 and debuted with a self-produced single, Be Vegetal, that was noticed by Dave Allison of US indie label Custom Made Music and featured in the compilation CMM Summer Sampler.
The first album’s lead single Hipgnosis was featured in REVOLUTION – The Shoegaze Revival, massive international compilation out in 2015 via Raphalite Records (UK/Canada) and Gerpfast Kolektif (Indonesia).
CLUSTERSUN supported Out Of Your Ego extensively with a tour that also reached the US, with gigs in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and other cities of the East Coast.
They also contributed to the compilations Rock Back For Nepal Vol. I (2015) and Rock Back: Stronger Than The Storm (2017), both issued by via Philadelphia based label Patetico Recordings, and to The Blog That Celebrates Itself’s tributes to Echo & The Bunnymen (Gods Will Be Gods, 2016) and Slowdive (Just For A Life, 2017).
On 19th May 2017, CLUSTERSUN released the sophomore album Surfacing To Breathe, again via Seahorse Recordings, with singles Raw Nerve and Lonely Moon receiving up to 40k views on YouTube.

Following the explosive “Desert Daze”, whose video reached more than 50k views,  All Your Pain is the second single anticipating Avalanche, the third album for Clustersun, to be released on May 20th, 2021 on Icy Cold Records (FR) and Little Cloud Records (US).All Your Pain is a majestic kraut psychedelic ride, hitting a grand 7′:45″ duration.
Hypnotic, ravishing, fiery, All Your Pain sounds like ice being cut by white-hot fuzzy blades, held through a ritual dance. 
The video, produced by Clustersun’s drummer Andrea Conti, pictures the different stages of a relationship’s failure, through the rollercoaster of an adult couple, turning from sweetness and eroticism to estrangement and nihilism, under the menacing shadow of their young alter-egos in bridal dresses. All around, a blue cold and hostile landscape, freezes their love as winter does with nature: “You know me, not what I feel”.

ALL YOUR PAIN: MEDIA LINKS

Backseat Mafia (UK/AUS) – video première
Tinnitist (CAN)
El Santo del Rock (MEX)
Alternative Frequencies on Radio Leyland (UK)
Kool Rock Radio
Darklands on Ràdio Voltregà (E)
Frontière Rock (FR)
Sly Vynil (US)
Moonacrobat Playlist (NL)
Shoegazing Your Waves (IT)
Indie for Bunnies (IT)
Paranoid Park (IT)
Allternative (IT)
Indie Roccia (IT)
Relics – Controsuoni (IT) – Intervista

“I got fire in my hands”
This is Psych. Yes, this is the kind of sound that will make you crave for being squashed in a massive crowd at a festival, eyes closed, ears exploding, mind tripping, legs dancing and head banging, lost and found, flooded by the fuzz, the reverb, the tune.
Released November 18th, 2020, Desert Daze is a refreshing cauldron and marks a huge comeback for Clustersun, four years since their last effort Surfacing To Breathe (Seahorse 2017), a classic shoegaze album that brought to the trio from Catania massive attention and airplay worldwide.

DESERT DAZE : MEDIA LINKS

Video Première – It’s Psychedelic Baby Mag
Radio Campus / Voix de Garage (FR)
Tinnitis (CAN)
Indie for Bunnies (IT)
Exhimusic (IT)
Paranoid Park (IT)
Indie Roccia (IT)
Indie Roccia – Intervista (IT)
Music in a Box (IT)
Shoegaze Blog (IT)
Shoegaze Blog – album 2021 (IT)
El Santo del Rock (MEX)
Dans le mur du son (FR)
Revista the 13th (ARG)
Atom Heart Mutha (UK)
Vive le Rock! (UK)
WL/WH (US/IT) – Weekly Playlist
CSI Magazine (IT)
Shoegazing Your Waves (IT)
The Alternative Frequencies Rock Show (UK)
The Blackout Radio Show with Mike Puogounas (CAN/US/UK/GR/CY)
Smoke and Mirrors – Radio Boise (US)
The Reverb with Matt Catling (UK)
Bushwick Garage / Radio Free Brooklyn (US) – Ep. 254
Shoegazer Alive (BRA)
Loud Cities / Mercury Radio (GRE)
Graffiti Vibe (UK)
Artrocker Radio – Jan 12th (UK)
Subculture Shock (US)
Persona Grata Radio Show / Rodon FM (UK)
Roxxy (BIH)
Songs from Under the Floorboard (US)
Frontière Rock / Radio Attitude (FR)
A Little Bit of Sol Blog
The Lloydbrary
Darklands / Ràdio Voltregà (E)