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Cuddle Magic // Hannah Judd at Earth House


****Cuddle Magics stunning return to Wesleyan — you won’t wanna miss this one!!****

Cuddle Magic was formed a decade ago in Boston by multi-instrumentalists Benjamin Lazar Davis and Christopher McDonald, who were shortly joined by Dave Flaherty, Alec Spiegelman, Kristin Slipp and Cole Kamen-Green. Throughout three full length albums, and especially in their live shows, the band showcases a uniquely focused and creative approach to pop orchestration. Cuddle Magic has been described as “dance-listening music” that unfolds in waves of vocal harmony, contrapuntal brass and woodwinds, dense wordplay, and overlapping rhythmic cycles.

Cuddle Magic’s fifth full length album, ‘Ashes/Axis’, is due out early next year on Northern Spy. The album was recorded and mixed at Trout Recordings with Bryce Goggin (Antony and the Johnsons, Swans, Pavement) and assistant engineer Adam Sachs.

Here’s the new album. Warning, it’s FIRE.

Hannah Judd

Hannah Judd has been known to bring her cello musical stylings through the backyards and basements of Maine, New York, and Philadelphia. In her off time, she can be found feeling many feelings, wrapping herself in blankets and pondering the immortal ethnomusicological questions.

She has a dope new record out!! Peep it here.

Date: Friday, March 31
Time: 9PM-12AM
Place: Earth House

Cuddle Magic and The Sun Parade Come to the WestCo Café on Oct. 11, Are Just As Weird As We Could Hope For


Brooklyn-based six-piece chamber band Cuddle Magic is, for me, supremely hard to describe. In only the best way. They’re sharing their unique musical gifts at 10 p.m. tomorrow night, October 11, in the WestCo Café with Northampton band The Sun Parade. Bring your hearts, bring your friends.

As I, bogged down by various midterms, listened through Cuddle Magic’s four-album discography (2008’s self-titled album, 2010’s Picture, 2012’s Info Nympho, and an album released in April with toy piano player Phyllis Chen), I tried and failed to classify this band as one thing. I tried and failed to put them into a box. Instead, I have two pages of poorly scrawled notes about my favorite tracks that are very specific, but when taken as a collective, only really speak to their uniqueness. Read after the jump for videos, tracks, and other attempts to describe this eclectic band.