Cloud Cult, All the Things We Couldn't See, Love, Earthology Records
Experimental indie rock fans, mark your calendars: Cloud Cult's ninth full-length album, Love, is coming out on March 5th on the band's own label, Earthology Records. Fans can pre-order the record now via the group's site (www.cloudcult.com). Cloud Cult will be touring extensively in the Spring. See confirmed dates below. In other news, The A.V. Club has the premiere of the music video for their first single, "All The Things We Couldn't See." As a perfect Cloud Cult song, it is "lush, beautiful, and more of a visual collage than a story." Check out the music video below!
Cloud Cult is an experimental chamber rock band from the Midwest who has maintained a decade and a half career by remaining completely independent. They've sold more than 100,000 albums via their own label, Earthology Records, which was created by singer/songwriter Craig Minowa in the late 90s out of what he called "necessity," due to the fact that there simply weren't options for environmentally friendly CD manufacturing in the industry at that time. Cloud Cult was at the forefront of the "green" movement, helping co-develop the now wildly popular recycled paperboard CD cases while also creating models for zero net greenhouse gas production for touring bands.
In addition to becoming known for their eco-friendly practices, Cloud Cult has also become known for its philosophical lyrics, as Minowa has used many of the songs to search for answers to spiritual questions after the unexpected loss of his two year old son in 2002. Another aspect of the band that has brought them some attention (most notably from The Wall Street Journal) is the fact that their live show features two live painters whose art is auctioned off at the end of the night. Along with the live painters, Cloud Cult's live shows feature a full band complete with violin, cello, trumpet, trombone, and French horn.
Love is the band's 9th full-length album and is the follow up to 2010's Light Chasers. Cloud Cult will support the release with a North American tour in March thru May 2013, including performances at this year's SXSW Festival. Alone with the new album, the feature length documentary on Cloud Cult "No One Said It Would Be Easy" will debut in early 2013 on Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon. A full length biography about Cloud Cult's Journey as a band by author Mark Allister is slated for release in late 2013.
Confirmed April Tour Dates:
April 10 @ Brighton Music Hall in Boston, MA
April 12 @ Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, PA
April 13 @ Black Cat in Washington, DC
April 16 @ Club Café in Pittsburgh, PA
April 17 @ The A & R Music Bar in Columbus, OH
April 18 @ Radio Radio in Indianapolis, IN
April 19 @ Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL
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