Upstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 7:30 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM
Friday September 21, 2018
Cumulus, the Seattle indie band led by Alexandra Niedzialkowski, followed their 2013 debut album I Never Meant It To Be Like This with the non-album single “Retreat” last month, and now they finally announced a sophomore album, Comfort World. The first taste of the new LP is the title track, which is a gorgeous dose of atmospheric indie pop with folky tendencies, electronic tendencies, and more, and an instantly-catchy refrain of “stoned and alone.” Alexandra says that she wrote the song after ending a long-term relationship and learning the news of her mother’s cancer diagnosis, and that: “I wrote the song to process my confusion. I had to mourn the loss of a previous version of myself and the way I thought life would be.” It sounds like a big step up from Cumulus’ debut, and it’s the kind of song that should appeal to fans of other tender indie stuff like Death Cab or Rilo Kiley.
"Niedzialkowski’s vocals blend a romantic simplicity with an otherworldly beauty, a dynamic enhanced by the combo of low, rumbling bass and jagged guitar.” - Chris Koplan, Consequence of Sound
"Mimicked in the morbidly attractive I Never Meant It To Be Like This album cover is the sugar-coated toughness of Cumulus’ sound. The debut, produced in Anacortes, easily layers Alex’s wholesome, girlish vocals with confident, crashing guitar riffs.” KEXP