Half-Handed Cloud to Return with New LP This Fall

Half-Handed Cloud to Return with New LP This Fall
For over a decade, Berkeley, CA-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Ringhofer has explored ADD-addled weird pop with his Half-Handed Cloud moniker. Like a sugar-buzzing version of his label-mate and occasional collaborator Sufjan Stevens, Ringhofer uses overblown themes and an endless stream of musical ideas to create short, dense bursts. This fall, he'll do it once again with his fifth proper album.
The record is called As Stowaways in Cabinets of Surf, We Live-out in Our Members a Kind of Rebirth and follows last year's rarities comp, Cut Me Down & Count My Rings. According to a press release, the new album features 25 songs loosely based around the theme of water and was recorded in the sanctuary of the same Berkeley church where Ringhofer has lived and worked as a custodian for seven years.

Asthmatic Kitty will release As Stowaways... on September 28. In the meantime, album tracks "Splashdowns Hold the Hymnal Together" and "I'm Over the Need to Bail" can be heard on Half-handed Cloud's MySpace page.

As Stowaways in Cabinets of Surf, We Live-out in Our Members a Kind of Rebirth:

1. "Into Jars"

2. "The Sea Has No Face"

3. "You Flagged us Down With a Wave"

4. "Splashdowns Hold the Hymnal Together"

5. "Maritime Rites"

6. "Guy With Driftwood Skin"

7. "Source of the Watercourse"

8. "Armstrong's Line"

9. "Hydrological Cycle"

10. "Fresh & Bitter from the Same Spring"

11. "Sonar Sends Bells To and Fro"

12. "Out on the Ice, We Face Our Hearts"

13. "I'm Over the Need to Bail"

14. "Look, the Clouds Have Got You Again!"

15. "Divers Divers"

16. "Liberty Bell"

17. "You'll Sea"

18. "Lunar Tears, Timed by Tides"

19. "Set Your Beams"

20. "Beachcomber's Ultralight"

21. "Concentric Groups of Mirrored Loops"

22. "Command the Wind & Water Inside Me"

23. "Brooks Embracing Burdens"

24. "Resting in the Current"

25. "How is a Water-Walker Like a Cleft-Stasher?"