Animal Cloud, based out of Los Angeles, CA, is the audio and visual creation of Keith Tenenbaum and Trevor Lissauer. The band’s influences include 80’s Alternative/Synth-Pop bands like The Cure, Yaz and The Cars along with modern bands like St. Vincent, MGMT, Empire Of The Sun, The Arcade Fire and Radiohead.
The two songwriters have been collaborating together for over a decade under different project names and in February of 2017 they released their first full-length Animal Cloud album, Beautiful Sky.
The album was produced by Brad Smith, bass player and main songwriter of the Grammy Nominated Band, BLIND MELON and features the talents of Andy Dunlop of TRAVIS, Chris Null of DEAD SARA, Andrea Wasse of THE WEEKEND and Stevie Blacke.
Before their release of Beautiful Sky, Animal Cloud released two five song EP’s, Animal Cloud released in 2012 and We Like You released in 2014.
Keith, on his own, has also been fortunate for many years to have worked on a handful of side projects with REMY ZERO front man and close friend, Cinjun Tate.
Prior to Animal Cloud, Keith and Trevor’s songs were featured in the hit television shows Nip/Tuck, Party of Five and Felicity along with the award winning independent films, Right At Your Door and Eden’s Curve.
The idea behind Animal Cloud was to make something fun and imaginative. Live shows consist of a stage full of colored lights, laptops, keyboards, guitar, drums, and of course, two players in costume/character: a Fox named False Hope and a Zebra named Bells.
The space between songs is filled up with atmospheric layered sounds and music intermingled with a computer voice spouting off witty/comical banter either about the band, the next song or something completely off-base and ends with the band’s catch phrase, “We Like You.”
Animal Cloud Likes You ☺
ANIMAL CLOUD’s tracks