Clouds of Blood
posted by on May 13 at 2:58 PM
I ran into occasional Stranger/Mercury freelancer Sam Mickens at the LCD/M.I.A. show, and after we argued about which Prince song is his best (he picks “The Beautiful Ones”; I say “The Cross”), he told me about a new project he plans to launch this summer called Clouds of Blood. “It will have a Prince/Birthday Party, Boredoms/Fela Kuti sort of vibe, if all goes right,” he confided. Sounds almost too good to be true, but the lineup shows promise: Mickens (singer/guitarist of the Dead Science), Devin Welch (guitarist of Shoplifting/Blood Brothers), Matt Carlson (keyboardist from Schlaze Cubed), Sprout (former violist of Degenerate Art Ensemble), and others. Stay tuned for further developments.