photo via flickr under the creative commons license

photo via flickr under the creative commons license

Minnesota Musician: Cloud Cult

February 26, 2016

If you’re into “experimental indie rock” then the alternative music group, Cloud Cult, is definitely for you!

SHS students who like indie music and enjoy discovering new, distinct music should check out the Minnesota group Cloud Cult. They originate from Duluth, Minnesota, and their first album was released in 2001.

Rolling Stone describes them as “the instrumental arsenal of the Arcade Fire mixed with the electronic throb of the Postal Service,” creating an intriguing blend for those interested in alternative music.

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The band was created by Craig Minowa, and eventually developed into a larger group four years later.  Their first album was called “Who Killed Puck?” Another startling fact about Cloud Cult is their boastful usage of greenhouse friendly products, and all of their merchandise is recycled or made of materials that are friendly towards the environment. Their website even states that they have planted thousands of trees and donate to projects that build wind turbines as a different form of power and electricity.

Some of Cloud Cult’s most listened to songs on Spotify include: You Were Born, Chemicals Collide and No One Said It Would Be Easy. On February 12th, 2016 Cloud Cult released their newest album, titled “The Seeker.”

In an interview, bandleader Craig Minowa said “Isn’t that one of the many wonders of music, transcending the boundaries of age, race, religion and geography.” Needless to say, Cloud Cult is a band that defies description and definitive genre borders.

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