(Neumos) Cumulus is the little local band that could, and this is their record release show! At the foundation, the songwriting is the work of Alexandra Niedzialkowski. After initially pairing with her childhood friend Lance Umble and meeting first-time bassist Leah Julius at a Bruce Springsteen tribute show, the core trio was formed. Watching the band mature from self-recording via Kickstarter to their current state has been delightful, and finally their debut album was picked up by Trans-Records (Death Cab for Cutie guitarist Chris Walla's label) and produced at Phil Elverum's Anacortes studio. Besides being compared to contemporary acts like Best Coast and Tennis, their music also makes me think of Yo La Tengo and dreamy indie rock that wanders into twee territory only to be interrupted by the contrast of raucous guitars. So go watch these happy little clouds soar on their record release day! With Kithkin and Sundries.