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Big Black Cloud is not for the timid. The Portland three-piece have just released a new tape with the wonderful title Lessons in Fuck You 2, which follows up their two GREAT albums Dark Age and Black Friday. The cassette comes out next week as a joint release between thunder-thumpers Eolian Empire and the band's own Stankhouse Records, and they're playing a release show this Saturday night at High Water Mark (the newish venue at 6800 NE MLK).

It's a great collection of looser off-hand bits and instrumental excursions, all loud and mad and splattery, in the finest Big Black Cloud tradition. We've got an exclusive premiere of one of its best tracks right here, the lumbering, chain-snapping rampage of "Exotic." I won't try to divine what guitarist Nick Capello is screaming (could it be "I love you"?), but that adds to the dark mystery.

Don't miss Big Black Cloud at High Water Mark on Saturday; they'll be joined by Towers, Toim, and A Volcano.