When Cloud Cult is good, they are so good. However, when Cloud Cult is NOT good, they are fucking insufferable. That guy has written some songs that are so truly awful that if they had come from someone else -- someone who hadn't also written 'Alien Christ', for example -- I would never listen to their music again.
Still always wanted to see them perform, though.
They are one of my favorite bands, but you are right, HG. Cloud Cult sometimes suffers from Guided By Voices syndrome (and I love GBV too). Just because you are prolific and write a crapload of songs doesn't mean you have to record them all. I would say that live, Cloud Cult is selective and don't do the songs that I consider filler.
You guys need to be educated on Beardyman. This is one of the most unique talents I've ever come across. Part beatboxer, part comedian, part electronic musician, you will be entertained at his set. It's impossible not to be. I saw him at Coachella last year and it was one of the most insane, fun, impressive, and enjoyable experiences I've ever had. You will hear what sounds like a DJ set, but it is produced entirely by his own vocals run through looping devices and some synth work. He will recreate entire songs before your very eyes and ears and you will be blown away by his abilities. He covers everything from dubstep, to drum & bass, to trip hop, to electro, to popular music. He is extremely witty as well and will spbelt sander in bits of comedy.
If you really want an idea of what to expect, watch this.
He also has a BBC Essential Mix in which he 'VJs' (voice jockeys) everything from Hall & Oates, to ATCQ, to Underworld. He is ridiculous.
I was so confused when his music came on the Sasquatch Spotify list because I remembered some of you saying something about him doing comedy. It makes a lot more sense now, and I will definitely be trying to see him.
That was the first full set of Beardyman I've seen and it looks awesome. Makes me wonder why he's in the comedy section, seems a lot more musical to me. Maybe they will throw him around the 6pm slot in the tent when it changes from comedy to music?
That Reading video was what first got me really excited to see him at Coachella last year. From where I was standing, though, his sound was absolutely terrible, so I went and watched someone else. Assuming he's performing one of the days I'll be at Sasquatch, I can't fucking wait to catch him in the dance tent.