If one were to search for either of the two Cloud Cult albums They Live on the Sun or Aurora Borealis, they’d probably only find them at live gigs and select Independent record stores. After all, the two records have been out of print for some time now.
However, on December 8th, that will change. On that day, the band will release a double-disc reissue of the two albums, complete unreleased bonus tracks, for everyone (as in nationwide release “everyone”) to enjoy.
If you’re looking for a quick history lesson, Cloud Cults lead singer/songwriter Craig Minowa created these albums during 18 months of seclusion at his Northern Minnesota organic farm after his two-year-old son passed away unexpectedly in 2002. Originally released on the bands own Earthology Records, they were mainly available on a local level due to a shoe-string credit card budget. Despite the limited distribution, both albums would receive critical acclaim and find their way on to a bounty of Year End lists.
Fans can pre-order the reissue beginning in November via cloudcult.com.
Now that we got all that covered, here’s another piece of news surely to get you attention: Following the reissue, the band will embark on a winter and spring 2010 tour. Then, it’s back to the studio where they’ll begin work on the followup to 2008’s Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes). A fall of 2010 release date is expected.