Cloud Boat – Lions on the BeachApril 25th, 2011 ⋅ Music, News, Videos ⋅ by jonathan
It’s weird to think that there are still some bands and artists who don’t fully utilize the internet. I myself have forgotten what it was like to have to physically go into a store just to hear new music (and I’m a DJ who used to do that all the time). The band Cloud Boat is one of those rare gems that has escaped the sphere of the internet. They are not on Pitchfork, they have no Soundcloud, and they have no Twitter. Yet, at the same time, they sound amazingly contemporary. Not only that, they are touring with this year’s hottest new artist, James Blake. How many DJs, artists, and bands on the web can say that? Lucky for us, however, Gilles Peterson recently played their track “Lions on the Beach” in one of his awesome BBC Radio mixes and someone has kindly uploaded the track from the radio onto youtube. I’m sorry to say that it is pretty short, but there is so little of their music floating around on the internet that we’ll just have to settle for this until their first official release.