Good morning folks! Did you see that second Catacomb Party lineup announcement?! Sheesh! I for one can't wait to see Dan Deacon and Joyce Manor get down. It's going to be the crazies!
Speaking of segues, it's time for our next album review! Take a listen to the new EP from Fresno soul rock duo CLOUDSHIP!
Cloudship (Fresno, CA)
After a successful 2014 which saw the release of their Sail to Heaven EP and a four month winter tour of the west coast, Cloudship is back with the rousing Mayday. The sophomore release contains more of the bands signature acoustic soul, with added bits of novel instrumentation that exemplify the groups flair for the dramatic (see the exuberant title track).
But what really sets the album apart this go around are the collaborations. On "We Are the Same" guitarist Jon Napoles' pure groove is bolstered by the volcanic rhymes of rapper Otis Reed. "Wonderland Express" is a barn burner made all the more fierce by guest violinist Lianna Stuart's white hot accompaniment. And the romantic "Home" is gonna be on everyones sexy time Valentine's playlist this year, due to singer Brandon Freeman's R&B stylings and William Ryan's sexy ass saxophone (I'm telling y'all folks; first Amoret, now Cloudship. 2015 is the Year of the Sax!).
Listen everybody, Mayday is a major step up from a band that was already good to begin with. It seems likely that 2015 will be just as good to the band as 2014 was.
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