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Cloak of Organs is every bit as great as expected

Cloak of Organs at Lost Lake in Denver this past weekend. (All photos by David Barber)

Cloak of Organs at Lost Lake in Denver this past weekend. (All photos by David Barber)

By Dave Herrera | Aug. 9 2016 | 5:37 a.m.

Before hearing even a single note of the music, it seemed highly likely that Cloak of Organs would be great.

After all, the act is made up of some of the most estimable members of the Denver music scene, all of whom combined have made some absolutely amazing music over the years in a slew of beloved Denver bands like Bad Luck City, Git Some, Red Cloud, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, the Fire Drills, Planes Mistaken for Stars, Crestfallen, and the Blue Ontario.

Needless to say, the outfit did not disappoint this past weekend at Lost Lake.

Driven by Jennie Mather's vocals, which fall somewhere between Ex-Hex-era Mary Timony (Helium) and Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins, the group filled every corner of the small room with its compelling, shoegaze-imbued, post-hardcore sound.  

If you missed the show, you missed your chance to pick up a copy of the four-song cassette, which features the artwork of bassist Neil Keener. Fortunately, you can still get your hands on the music, as the EP is posted on Bandcamp.

Unfortunately, the music is going to have to tide you over for now. That Lost Lake set is going to be the last one for a while. Most of the members are getting ready to head out on the tour with the various other acts of which they're members. 

Chuck French and Neil Keener are preparing to hit the road with Wovenhand; Jason Heller has signed on to play bass with Howling Hex on that group's upcoming tour, and drummer Andrew Warner is keeping time for Slim Cessna's Auto Club these days.

When Heller returns, he says he and Mathers will work on some new songs.