Dave Cloud 1965 – 2015: The Untimely Death Of A Musical Outsider


News has just reached us of the death of Dave Cloud, a unique outsider musician who has drawn comparisons to Captain Beefheart and Charles Bukowski in equal measure. Up to the time of his death from a short, unspecified illness, Cloud was working on new material for an album, titled with eerie prescience “Today Is The Day That They Take Me Away.” Playing with a band made up of members of Lamchop and Silver Jews, Cloud had recorded one single for the album, the swaggering heartbreak yowl of Down Down Down.  Apparently Cloud considered it his finest work to date, as a fitting tribute, the single is now being given away free via soundcloud- listen and download below ..