Cloud Cult were honored to headline the second of a two night sold out Minneapolis celebration for Minnesota Public Radio 89.3 The Current’s 8th Birthday Party on Saturday, January 19th at First Avenue. Joining them on the bill for this illustrious night were none other than Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner along with Now, Now and The Chalice. On the heels of this event, the band is thrilled to announce a headlining tour of the US this April and May following the March 5th release of their new full-length studio album Love on Earthology Records. The band will kick off the two month tour in Boston, MA at Brighton Music Hall on April 10th and will play select dates across the US that has them visiting most major cities.
Love is the band’s first new full-length release in three years and is their ninth overall album. Written and recorded at Earthology studios by Cloud Cult’s Craig Minowa, the album was mastered by Grammy winning engineer Greg Calbi whose mastering expertise can be heard on recent albums by Bob Dylan, Bon Iver, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Father John Misty, Passion Pit and Alabama Shakes among others. The end result is a beautiful, powerful and moving album that harkens back to some of the band’s earlier releases while boldly pushing them forward. In addition to crafting an incredible new album, Cloud Cult and Earthology Records continue to pioneer environmentally safe ways to create, manufacture and release albums. The Earthology studio and label was formed by Minowa in the late 90’s and was one of the very first green labels to come into existence. A portion of the studio is solar powered and Minowa is currently working on plans to have the rest powered by water from a nearby creek. He helped co-develop the now wildly popular recycled cardboard CD cases and created models for zero net greenhouse gas production for touring bands.
This Midwest experimental chamber rock band has become as well known for their music and eco-friendly practices as they have for their live performances. These performances often turn into emotionally charged experiences that have the entire room enraptured not only by the music and performance itself, but by the live painting on stage. Craig Minowa (vocals, guitar) is joined on stage and on vocals by Arlen Peiffer (drums), Shannon Frid (violin), Daniel Zamzow (cello), Shawn Neary (bass, trombone), Sarah Elhardt (keyboard, French horn, trumpet) and Connie Minowa (visual artist), Scott West (visual artist).
Be sure to catch Cloud Cult live this Spring, confirmed dates below, and be sure to purchase their new album Love on March 5th on Earthology Records. For the most up-to-date information visit www.cloudcult.com.
4/10 @ Brighton Music Hall in Boston, MA
4/11 @ Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY
4/12 @ Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia, PA
4/13 @ Black Cat in Washington DC
4/19 @ Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL
4/20 @ Majestic Theatre in Madison, WI
4/27 @ First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN
5/6 @ Neptune in Seattle, WA
5/7 @ Aladdin Theatre in Portland, OR
5/9 @ The Independent in San Francisco, CA
5/11 @ El Rey in Los Angeles, CA