White Cloud - photo by Charlie Homo

“I Know It” and “Sundew” make up the first single from White Cloud‘s most recent studio visit, available to stream on their Bandcamp site. White Cloud recorded a batch of songs with Jason Kick of Maus Haus that they will likely unveil via their Facebook page, until plans are announced for the full-length release.

White Cloud has always done their own thing, which is admirable: the band members switch instruments mid-set, and build on one another’s qualities for some really stellar post-rock/shoegaze style jams. Together as one, this fresh pair of songs effloresce — building up those robust, reverb-happy guitar lines, bursting into rounds of vocals or a segmented dancy bassline. There’s this strange, subtle echo of Robin Pecknold under all those vocals, though nothing else about either of these tracks really could pass as Fleet Foxes-influenced.

White Cloud’s next show is June 25 at Bottom of the Hill with The Wooden Birds (yes, the American Analog Set spawn!) and The Definite Articles (9pm, $10). Don’t worry – we’ll send out another reminder closer to the show.