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Cloud Cult announce 2016 album ‘The Seeker,’ share first single ‘No Hell’

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Cloud Cult have announced their next album: The Seeker will be released on Feb. 12, and tonight at 6:00 p.m. on The Current, we’ll present the radio debut of the album’s lead single “No Hell.” The album, Cloud Cult’s first studio release since 2013’s Love, is the band’s first to be entirely recorded and produced at Earthology Records: Cloud Cult’s solar-powered Wisconsin studio. “No Hell” is now streaming online via Culture Collide.

The band describe The Seeker as “a concept album and feature length film.” The film component, which will be released in mid-March, stars Josh Radnor and Alex McKenna. Some preliminary information about the characters they’ll play in the film—directed by Jeff D. Johnson and written by Cloud Cult’s Craig Minowa—appeared this summer in a casting call.

The band plan to tour North America in support of the album in February and March, playing The Seeker from beginning to end while the accompanying film screens behind them.

According to Cloud Cult, “The Seeker is an experimental art-drama serving as a metaphor for humanity’s search for the meaning of life and the divine. This album and film chronicles the life story of a girl who undergoes great loss at a young age and her life journey to find herself.”

Tomorrow, Oct. 23, will mark the official release of “No Hell,” and pre-orders for the album are now open. Pre-order participants will receive a song and the accompanying video segment each week from Nov. 13 up until the public release of the entire album. Profits from the pre-order will be donated to environmental causes.

Above is the art for “No Hell.” Here’s the album’s tracklist.

1) Being Born (Living in Awe)
2) To the Great Unknown
3) These are the Days to Remember
4) Come Home
5) No Hell
6) Everything You Thought You Had
7) The Time Machine Invention
8) Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
9) Three Storms Before You Learn to Float
10) You Never Were Alone
11) Through the Ages