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Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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Castle Talk
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The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
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No Age - Everything in Between
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Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
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The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Fat Possum

March 16, 2009
The ultra-green Minnesota collective Cloud Cult, which includes not only the highly-touted band of musicians but also two live painters on tour, has finished up work on No One Said It Would Be Easy, a sort of auto-documentary film about the band. While the official release date for the DVD isn't until April 21st, the band have been offering a pre-sale package of the film since March 11th that includes "some 8x7 limited edition gallery wrapped prints on canvas" for early birds.

The film, which was compiled between the recording of, and touring for, the band's most recent album, Feel Good Ghosts, and their work tastefully shilling for Esurance, an environmentally minded insurance company, is the product of "many years of planning and numerous months of work," according to the band, "The documentary film, directed by innovative independent filmmaker John Burgess, will cover the bands 10+ years in existence and includes live shows/tour footage, personal interviews of band members and fans." There are also plans for a Cloud Cult EP to be released along with the DVD, and as a taste the band recently released the a trailer for the film.

Though the film and EP will be available everywhere next month, this weekend Cloud Cult will be treating their local fans to a screening of No One Said It Would Be Easy at 5pm on Sunday (March 22nd) at The Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. The screening will also be a chance for fans to pick up the DVD before it is available from retailers.

Afterwards the band will head out on a series of short tours, beginning on March 27th in Madison, Wisconsin. The tours include an April stop at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in California, and a July date at the 10,000 Lakes Festival in their home state. The group has been playing select dates throughout the winter, including a performance at the St. Olaf Nobel Peace Prize Conference, and had been scheduled for a slot at the Langerado Festival before that event was cancelled due to lack of ticket sales.

TRAILER: www.youtube.com/watch?v=47awLY4GHsA

SEE ALSO: www.cloudcult.com

Eric J Herboth
Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.

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