MP3 JT And The Clouds - The City's Hot Yeah The City's Hot
Music from Chicago, with all the necessary elements. A mixture of soul, Americana, and indie flavors.
14 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Americana, URBAN/R&B: Soul
JT and the Clouds think of the music they play as soul music, although their definition of "soul" might be a little broader than most music programmers''. If you asked one of them for a good example of a great soul band, you''d be as likely to hear the Stanley Brothers mentioned as you would the Talking Heads, the Band or the Family Stone.
The Clouds have been influenced by a number of musical genres, so it''s tempting to start using hyphens when describing their sound. What the Clouds have in common with the bands mentioned above, however, is that ability to take those disparate influences and imprint their own distinct personality on them, where eventually something new is created.
After releasing their first album, Delilah, in 2004, the Clouds did a good deal of touring. Delilah was met with critical raves, and a growing fan-base in Chicago. The record received favorable reviews and airtime from numerous magazines and radio stations across the country (and in the UK and Canada. See https://www.tradebit.com for all press information.)
The Clouds are now set to release their independently-produced second disc, "the city''s hot yeah the city''s hot." Recorded at Studio Chicago with Zach Goheen (know for his work with Indy bands Office and My Were They) behind the board, "the city''s hot..." is a pressure-cooker of a record, a suite of simultaneous love and hate odes to the city. Haunted harmonies, strange dissonances, soul-shout call and response, hard city beats with faint mountain echoes...they all find their way on to the record, and manage to make perfect sense together.
Beyond anything else - this is a record for Chicago. Set for release May 15th, 2007, the Clouds are ready to re-load and take that Chicago sound out to their fans across the country and across the Atlantic.