A little over a week ago, I went to an album release for a local indie band called Comfort Clouds. They were releasing their third album, the “Three New Sciences.” They would fall under the category of Spectral pop. Their bandcamp lists 5 members; Jacob Trombetta (vocal, guitars), Jennifer Anne Court (vocals, saxophone, flute), Bob Ethington (percussions), Scott Moses (bass), and Mike Tolan (guitar). The first three were the only ones that performed at the event.
It was hosted at Square Records in Highland Square. Square Records is a cool music store that sells CDs, vinyl records, and artwork from local artists. The owner has this cat named Callie and she is the cutest little thing ever. The beginning of event I seen her wandering about and I just about fell in love.
Jairus D. McLat opened the event with a couple of songs. On top of the fact that he is highly attractive, his voice is amazing. I found myself swaying to the beautiful sounds emanating from his guitar and vocal cords.
I found that there was a noticeable difference between Comfort Clouds’ sound on the album verses live. Their album is the type of music that I would sit and write to. Listening to their music live was a whole new experience. It has a different energy that has your head bobbing and feet tapping. Your whole focus is on the music. My favorite song that they performed would have to be “One-thousand Holes.” It’s about an experience they had with a landlord. The majority of their songs center around random experiences that they’ve had.
I really enjoyed the saxophone and flute combined with occasional live whistling along with the guitar and drums. It was fascinating to me that Jen whistled on point during the middle of a song. I can’t whistle so maybe that’s why I’m so amazed by it.
Anyway, here are some more photos from the event.
You can hear/buy their latest album here.