Rest in Fleas

Cloud Becomes Your Hand, 2016

Yes, the world is apparently running out of band names.

Occasionally, when I buy a record based solely on the short preview samples I'm surprised by what I get when it arrives. I was expecting Cloud Becomes Your Hand to be tightly coiled, Deerhoof-esque pop band and what I got was a new century progressive rock record. Listening through Rest in Fleas, I found myself trying to remember names from a peculiar strain of 80s prog, like Thinking Plague and Art Bears. Even if the 80s are (still) 'in', that's an awfully obscure reference point. It's serendipitous, Cloud Becomes might not be exactly what I thought I was getting into, but nonetheless, I'm into it.