Chasing the Light: The Cloud Cult Story

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“Cloud Cult’s grand, unkempt indie rock is at once jam band, emo, and avant-garde. Their songs, born out of personal tragedy, are otherworldly lessons in being human.” —Pitchfork



During the past decade, Minnesota-grown band Cloud Cult has transform one of the inspirational indie bands, with a deeply devoted fan base and an option to music and the environment that may be hard to not admire. Beyond a musical biography, Chasing the Light tells the story of the heartbreaking yet affirming journey of lead singer and songwriter Craig Minowa and delves into the career of the band known by music lovers as the least cynical and most idealistic band within the country.


Tracing Cloud Cult’s rise to vital acclaim, creator Mark Allister details the band’s defining moments, beginning with the death of Craig and Connie Minowa’s two-year-old son and the hundreds of songs that grew out of the tragic loss. Allister describes the band’s unique philosophy and principles, including how Minowa created a zero carbon footprint for the band’s recording and touring, adopting DIY and green-sustainable practices well before the ideas became mainstream. Allister also presents a first-person account of a day within the life of a quintessential indie band and conveys the immense emotional have an effect on of Cloud Cult’s albums and live shows. Described by a fan within the book as “the anthem for the soul searcher in us all,” Cloud Cult’s music and message are both stirring and sincere.


Featuring rarely seen photos from Cloud Cult’s history and passionate testimonials by fans, Chasing the Light is a testament to the profound influence one band’s personal evolution can have on its followers and on indie rock aficionados on the lookout for beauty, meaning, and redemption.


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Author

Mark Allister

Binding

Paperback

EAN

9780816696536

EANList

9780816696536

ISBN

0816696535

ItemDimensions

850, hundredths-inches, 550, hundredths-inches, 0, hundredths-pounds, 50, hundredths-inches

Label

Univ Of Minnesota Press

Languages

English, Published, English, Original Language, English, Unknown

Manufacturer

Univ Of Minnesota Press

NumberOfItems

1

NumberOfPages

200

PackageDimensions

60, hundredths-inches, 840, hundredths-inches, 60, hundredths-pounds, 550, hundredths-inches

PackageQuantity

1

ProductGroup

Book

ProductTypeName

ABIS_BOOK

PublicationDate

2014-10-01

Publisher

Univ Of Minnesota Press

Studio

Univ Of Minnesota Press

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