Clouds Forming Crowns

Clouds Forming Crowns

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2 distinct entities of this band exist-recorded and live. Both exibit a penchant for a visceral psychedelic rock (and pop) where anything goes.

Biography

Tim played bass in Guided by Voices 1999-2003. Prior to that he played guitar in Gem, Prisonshake and many other bands in the NE Ohio area. Todd produced GbV's final 3 records and continues to produce and play the instruments with Robert Pollard on his new solo work. These two are the 'band' that appears on record. The live band consists of Tim, Scott Pickering, and the Brians' Noga and Strazek. The influences are too numerous to mention, but it runs the gamut from the Beatles to Led Zeppelin to Can to Japanese noise bands to just about anything else with the exception of Grateful Dead style 'jam' bands.

Live, the band is heavily improvisational, relying on the years of experience the members have amassed. Todd prefers the studio and doesn't play with the live unit. The two exist peaceably side by side, with the live band expounding on the recordings, taking them to different places. What sets them apart are the aforementioned years of experience and a willingness to try and stretch the boundaries of what a band can do with songs that exist in another context- walks a line but playing it safe is not something rock and roll was ever supposed to be about.

Lyrics

Wish-Hound

Written By: Tim Tobias

Don't Forget That I Know More About You
than you could ever know yourself
Moon fur occult hole is finally arriiving,
with Heavy Heads from Arrowe Hill!
Cemetery near the park is overgrown,
let's lie in it like we used to do
watch the sky turn the color of spent veins,
jackal-eyed and joker brain-waved
yes Wish-Hound it's easy to love
Don't forget that I know more about you
than you could ever know yourself
the jokes are written in clover and honey,
the morning makes a child now
making sense of night-horns and butchers,
the death-songs where I work are too loud
we'll make it to God's own enclosure,
with milky hair and rails to feel

Dreaming of Flying

Written By: Tim Tobias

It's the last of the Japanese strain,
soul trails and tails coughing knives up again
broken little town
Out of your stations, then up to space,
done with the debt-sad to think about
I'm dreaming of flying

Are You Sleeping Well?

Written By: Tim Tobias

I'll wait an eternity and more to uncloud your eyes,
make the storms our very own, and live in the spasms of the day....
sugar colt cuts the halo's lure hurls clouds to the ground,
swelling red and thunderclaps, the echos have come home....
Are you sleeping well? Keep one eye open....
Sleep will visit from time to time and our dreams will be inspired,
with singing skin and crazy horse feral in the morning deciphers
Slit-Throat captain make her mind up fast,
the sun sets as quick as lightning
warfare sails in our blood, everyday longing for night

Discography

Clouds Forming Crowns "All The Pharmacies" (full-length debut on Viva Caramel Records)
Clouds Forming Crowns "Self-Titled" (Sophomore effort on Morphius Records)

Radio Stations currently spinning CFC:
STATION NAME CITY STATE
3RRR East Vic
4ZZZ 102.1 FM Fortitude Valley QLD
CFMQ 98.1 Hudson Bay SK
CFRC Kingston ON
CITR Vancouver BC
CKLN 88.1 FM Toronto ON
Drive 105 fm Londonberry
KAOS Olympia Community Radio OLYMPIA WA
KBUX COLUMBUS OH
KCR 98.9 FM SAN DIEGO CA
KDHX 88.1 FM ST.LOUIS MO
KDVS 90.3 FM DAVIS CA
KEUL 88.9 FM GIRDWOOD AK
KFSR 90.7 FM FRESNO CA
KIWR 89.7 Council Bluffs IA
KMSC Head of Staff MOORHEAD MN
KRUI 89.7 FM IOWA CITY IA
KSCR 104.7 Los Angeles CA
KSPB 91.9 FM PEBBLE BEACH CA
KSVR 91.7 FM MT.VERNON WA
KTUH 90.3 FM HONOLULU HI
KVCU, Radio 1190 BOULDER CO
KVRX 91.7 FM AUSTIN TX
RLC 90.3 FM PISCATAWAY NJ
SomaFM SAN FRANCISCO CA
WCNI 91.1 FM NEW LONDON CT
WCSB 89.3 CLEVELAND OH
WDIY 88.1 BetHLEHEM PA
WFMU 91.1 FM HOBOKEN NJ
WHFR 89.3 FM DEARBORN MI
WMBC/WUMD 560 AM BALTIMORE MD
WMSC 90.3 FM Upper Montclair NJ
WMUH 91.7 FM ALLENTOWN PA
WQCM Chambersburg PA
WRBC 91.5 FM LEWISTON ME
WRGW 22 CaFM WASHINGTON DC
WRSU 88.7 FM NEW BRUNSWICK NJ
WSAM 105.3 CC WEST HARTFORD CT
WTBU 89.3 FM BOSTON MA
WUNH 91.3 FM DURHAM NH
WWVU 91.7 FM MORGANTOWN WV

Web stations currently streaming CFC:
www.shreddingradio.com
www.bagelradio.com
www.live365.com

Set List

1 set, anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. No covers at this time. Songs vary, but from last show performed:

Poppies to the Wake
Are You Sleeping Well?
Accidents of Air
Wish-Hound
Collapsing the First String
Dreaming of Flying
It's Easy, Knife