Former Cotton Mather frontman Robert Harrison's new gig: Future Clouds & Radar
Austin-based power pop band Cotton Mather made a splash on the scene during the '90s with their album Kontiki, which has some truly lovely tracks on it - infectiously good '60s flavored pop with sublime harmonies that hit that perfect spot in my soul. Per esempio:
Spin My Wheels - Cotton Mather
My Before And After - Cotton Mather
Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. Good stuff. The band was named after an especially foxy-looking 17th century Puritan minister, which makes them dang hard to Google, but NME once called them "almost the most exciting new guitar pop band since Supergrass," and after releasing three albums they disbanded in 2003.
Now former Cotton Mather frontman Robert Harrison is back with his new band Future Clouds & Radar, who will release a self-titled double album of "polychromatic psychedelic art-pop" on the Star Apple Kingdom label (March 6). While similarly pleasing, this new stuff is completely unlike his days with Cotton Mather (who sound more like The Beatles/Knack/Oasis).
Listen to two other new tunes from Future Clouds & Radar on their MySpace, I especially like "Egyptian Cravat." Oh, and this one here has ukulele, and is fantastic.
Drugstore Bust - Future Clouds & Radar