Friday, November 16, 2007

Cloud Cult: Chemicals Collide

The band Cloud Cult has been around since the mid-nineties, when I write it that way; it makes the band sound like they came from waaay back. Okay, starting over – the band Cloud Cult was first formed in 1995 by Craig Minowa. Originally from Minnesota, they’re a band that’s been categorized in the genre of experimental indie rock.

The early works of Cloud Cult drew many attentions from record label companies, which however the band rejected in favor of self-publishing. The band is currently under Earthology records, a label created by lead singer, Craig Minowa himself during the year 1997 to release the band’s records. Here’s some cool factors that I just-can’t-get-over about the fab band, Cloud Cult:
  • Earthology records is a nonprofit label that uses only recycled materials and donates all profits to environmental charities
  • The band tours in a biodiesel van
  • One of the most distinctive features of Cloud Cult shows is the live painting by band members Connie Minowa and Scott West.
That’s an awesome treat; while listening to the band perform, we get to watch artists get dirty on their canvases. How. Cool. Is. That.

Here’s an excellent track from the band, taken off their latest, The Meaning of 8. In a way, the tones of the song kinda reminds me of the Saps’ ‘Coup de Grace’, but it’s a version that’s softer and more muted. The music sounds a lot more youthful compared to the band’s summed-up years together - which makes up for a great pop song.

|mp3| Cloud Cult – Coup de Grace

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