White Cloud
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White Cloud

San Francisco, California, United States | SELF

San Francisco, California, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Avant-garde


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"White Cloud"

White Cloud is first and foremost a band. They are not a concept, a joke, or an object. They are four musicians who play together. They understand and appreciate the history of their musical forefathers, yet they experience no anxiety of influence. White Cloud is an evolution, a development of sound. Not a sound trying to fit into a previous mold effected or shaped by anything else. - Asterisk SF Magazine

"Live Review: Railcars, Anderson Congress, White Cloud, and Ralf Youtz"

"Taking a page directly out of the garage bible, White Cloud came on second, delivered a high-energy performance, and kicked off the real beginning of this night of noise-rock. Switching instruments, dancing about, and pounding out a wash of sound White Clouds music embodies that 60s garage pursuit of an aesthetic of sloppiness, probably best illustrated in early Kinks recordings. This is not to say in anyway White Cloud were bad, or for that matter not a tight band, their precision lies certainly in their ability to generate this aesthetic dissonance. Things such as the singers slightly off key voice and the muddled fuzzed out sound, which normally might detract, are made to work exactly in White Cloud's favor. Certainly their incredibly high energy on stage doesn't hurt either." - The Deli Magazine SF


CDR-Ep- summer of '09
Untitled 7''- Coming Spring 2011



In November of 2007, in a small, dingy room in east Oakland, White Cloud was birthed with the sole intention of making music that is felt through the soul. In 2009 that intention has bent, twisted, turned itself inside out and come back again with the upcoming release of 'CDR-ep' and an untitled 7-inch in the fall. With song topics ranging from historical figures, to fictional narratives, the experimental instrumentation and unconventional musical influences (from Rick Ross to Tchaikovsky to Kraut-rock musicians to Brian Wilson) make the band sound the way they do. James Murphy (drums, bass ), Shiv Mehra (guitar,bass,drums, synthesizer ,vocals) and Nicolas Capello (vocals, guitar, bass, electronics, drums) often switch instruments and make intricate, warm, noisey pop music for the coming apocalypse.