Rock -A- Bye

The Cloud Walls is the new formation of a band formerly known as Marvin and The Cloud Wall. Based out of Tucson, AZ, The Cloud Walls play a genre-dancing hybrid of fuzzed out old-school soul, indie rock, garage, stomp, and punk blues all tinged with a cinematic flare and the occasional old-fashioned country song. Loud, soft, dirty, pretty, everywhere in between.

Nowadays, in full, The Cloud Walls consist of Joe Novelli (of Nive and the Deer Children, Orkesta Mendoza, etc), Gabriel Sullivan (of Howe Gelb and Giant Giant Sand, XIXA, Etc.), Geoffrey Hidalgo (of XIXA, Texas Justice, Etc.), and, when lucky enough to have him in the country, Andrew Collberg (of Nive and the Deer Chldren and his solo project).


The streaming music content on this site is a collection of old Marvin and the Cloud Wall songs by Joe Novelli, as we are still working on the first full length record as The Cloud Walls. As a preview, below is a live video of a new song, "Magdalene," that we recorded for T-Town Sessions in collaboration with Cloud Microphones at Saint Cecilia Studios in downtown Tucson.
If you please, scroll on down past this bloggy bit to see upcoming shows of the band and/or Joe's other bands.

A break in the Old Pueblo as Summer nears its end 

I've been off overseas for the Summer, traveling with Nive and the Deer Children in support of our second full length record Feet First. But thankfully I've a few weeks off with Cassidy (the cat) in Tucson to make the best of the tail-end wild-eyed monsoon season in the high Sonoran Desert.

We (The Cloud Walls) all found ourselves back home at the same time in a moment of serendipity, and had a lovely time putting on a good old show at Tap and Bottle, surrounded by radio appearances on our two lovely community radio stations, KXCI and Downtown Radio.

Now, as it goes, we all wander off for the fall season of touring, Gabe with XIXA and Howe Gelb, and myself with Nive and the Deer Children, from Greenland to Europe (with a few solo shows of my own around Holland and Denmark!).

With luck, we'll bring it home to the desert later in the fall, for a nice little moment of the beautiful Tucson Winter. Some hometown shows too, most likely. Maybe even finish that dang record up!

-Joe

The Cloud Walls + Joe's Shows With Others

Previous events

Date Event Location
[Nive & the Deer Children] Atlas, Aarhus, Denmark Atlas, Aarhus, Denmark
Joe Solo Drovers Dog, Amsterdam, NL Drovers Dog, Amsterdam, NL
[Nive & the Deer Children] Moritzbastei, Leipzig, Germany Moritzbastei, Leipzig, Germany
[Nive & the Deer Children] Vogelhaus, Bocholt, Germany Vogelhaus, Bocholt, Germany
[Nive & the Deer Children] Nachtasyl, Hamburg, Germany Nachtasyl, Hamburg, Germany
[Nive & the Deer Children] Dreikönigskirche, Dresden, Germany Dreikönigskirche, Dresden, Germany
[Nive & the Deer Children] Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, Germany Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, Germany
[Nive & the Deer Children] Die Wohngemeinschaft, Köln Germany Die Wohngemeinschaft, Köln Germany
[Nive & the Deer Children] Hafen 2, Offenbach, Germany Hafen 2, Offenbach, Germany
 —  — Joe Novelli solo The Hoffman, Utrecht, The Netherlands The Hoffman, Utrecht, The Netherlands
[Nive & the Deer Children] Timersortarfik, Nanortalik Greenland Timersortarfik, Nanortalik Greenland
[Nive & the Deer Children] Katersortarfik, Alluitsup Paa, Greenland Katersortarfik, Alluitsup Paa, Greenland
[Nive & the Deer Children] Timersortarfik Timersortarfik
[Nive & the Deer Children] Katuaq, Nuuk, Greenland Katuaq, Nuuk, Greenland
Nive and the Deer Children summer tour Dranouter Festival, Heuvelland, Belgium Dranouter Festival, Heuvelland, Belgium
Nive and the Deer Children summer tour Urkult Festival, Nasaker, Sweden Urkult Festival, Nasaker, Sweden
Nive and the Deer Children summer tour Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nive and the Deer Children summer tour Nemoland, Copenhagen, Denmark Nemoland, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nive and the Deer Children summer tour Rudolstadt Festival, Germany Rudolstadt Festival, Germany
Nive and the Deer Children summer tour Rudolstadt Festival, Germany Rudolstadt Festival, Germany

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