An interview with Craig Minowa of green-leaning band Cloud Cult

Cloud Cult is a quirky indie band that tours in a biodiesel bus with solar panels on the roof. They record and produce music on singer Craig Minowa’s organic farm, which also serves as the headquarters for Minowa’s nonprofit music label Earthology Records. Their new album The Meaning of 8 is out, they’re touring, and if you’re near Portland, Ore., or Seattle you can come to a show cosponsored by Grist and radio station KEXP. Minowa talked with David Roberts about where his philosophy stems from, what it takes to clean hundreds of reused CD cases by hand, and why eco-music is a little like Christian rock.