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Video: Cloud Cult – “Unexplainable Stories” (CoS Premiere)

on August 24, 2011, 9:05am

cloudcult quarry Video: Cloud Cult   Unexplainable Stories (CoS Premiere)

The Minneapolis, MN music (and art – some of their members are actually “visual artists”) collective going by the name of Cloud Cult have garnered quite a following with their often melodramatic-yet-poignant take on indie music. Their most recent release, last year’s Light Chasers, was no different, though this time mastermind Craig Minowa and his crew had a determined eye locked on the positive potential of the future, instead of a tear-laden one looking at the past.

Their new video for “Unexplainable Stories” is a sci-fi reflection of that focus on new frontiers. Animated by Jon Thompson from Minneapolis-based Bolster Creative, it shows a resolute space-explorer preparing to leave a desolate looking landscape in search of something new in the universe beyond. Strap in for the ride and check out the premiere of the surprisingly affecting clip down yonder.

In other Cloud Cult news, after some planned downtime in early 2012 as Minowa and his wife/band-mate Connie await the birth of their next child (congratulations!), the band will release a new album in the spring. Minowa is also working on six hours worth of music for the National Geographic program “Expedition Wild”. He says of the project, “All of the music is the Cloud Cult flavor,” so expect robust baroque-rock with heavy orchestration. Minowa continues, “We’re looking at possibly doing a combined tour of colleges with [NatGeo] in the spring, where we entertain and they educate. The current plan is then to do a tour of orchestra halls around the country, utilizing the local symphony orchestras for the Cloud Cult performances.” Looks like 2012 is going to be a pretty stellar year for the band, so keep an eye out for more information.


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August 30, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Just saw Cloud Cult perform at BurntWoodsStock Music Festival.  By far, the most incredibly moving show I have ever seen.  I talked to the head of security afterwards, a big bear of a guy, who told me that he was jaded after seeing so many shows in his life, but Cloud Cult was the best he had ever seen, and he was moved.

August 26, 2011 at 12:51 am

You guys are amazing.
I love the artwork and the nebulas chosen.

August 25, 2011 at 3:18 pm


Alex H
August 24, 2011 at 4:36 pm

That new band pic is my favourite ever

Andrew Deitrick
August 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm



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