Cloudchord Returns With Spaghetti Western-Themed EP ‘Daybreak’

January 26, 2024 BY Bailey Vigliaturo

Cloudchord (Derek VanScoten), the producer, guitarist, and genre bender specialist that is augmenting musical possibility into reality returns with his new EP Daybreak, out today via NettwerkDaybreak is a six-song Spaghetti Western fever dream, fueled by tumbleweed and mescal. Initially teased with “Walkabout,” “Hermanos,” “Morning Glory,” and “Mescal Buttons,” Daybreak is fully instrumental. An EP largely guided by Cloudchord’s lap steel guitar, resulting in an epic sand dune saga, a vision quest journey. As fellow producer Brock Berrigan proclaimed, this “sounds like the desert in audio form.”

Daybreak is available on all digital retailers (here)

Musical genres feel like articles of clothing to me. Can I rock this hat and shirt, and still be me, without it looking like a costume? My goal with Daybreak was to see if I could try on the Spaghetti Western/ Desert vibe, and have it sound natural inside the sonic narrative of Cloudchord,” shares Derek VanScoten.

With Too Many Zooz*
With The Disco Biscuits^
With Karina Rykman#
January 23 – Kansas City, MO – recordBar*
January 25 – Denver, CO – Cervantes*
January 26 – Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s*
January 27 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Schmiggity’s*
January 29 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up*
January 31 – Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell*
February 3 – San Diego, CA – Music Box*
February 4 – Las Vegas, NV – Area 15*
February 5 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy*
February 6 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Music Hall*
February 8 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Casino*
February 9 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater^
February 10 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater^
February 17 – Austin, TX – 3TEN Austin City Limits Live#
February 18 – Houston, TX – Last Concert Café#
February 20 – Dallas, TX – Limbo Room at Ruins#
February 22 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf#
February 24 – Frisco, CO – 10 Mile Music Hall#
February 26 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown#
February 29 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry#
March 1 – Chicago, IL – Schubas#