“Cloud Person started as a moniker that Pete Jordan used for lofi demo recordings.
After the demise of his previous rock band, Pete decided to rerecord some of the demos and release them as an EP with no game plan in mind. Just for the hell of it.
He enlisted the services of Betsy Johnson(Violin) and Cameron Arneson(Bass), both of whom he ended up starting Cloud Person the band with, along with Matt Zook(Clarinet) and Justin Neff (Native American Flute) for finishing touches to the mostly recorded EP and released it as ‘Anchors in the Sun’ in March of this year.” We’ve played with them on a few occasions and are consistently enthralled.
English Gardens and Robust Worlds are sure to come out ready to impress. We are certainly looking forward to their sets. It’s gonna be a good ole’ Wednesday night at the Comet. Come out and have a drink, listen to some tunes, and remember that your love of Seattle is based solely on the fact that you can go to a bar in the middle of the week and see a lineup of indie bands that no one’s ever heard of. How hip are you?
The Comet Tavern is located at 922 E Pike st on Capitol Hill in Seattle, WA. See you there.
This coming Tuesday night, September 11th, & Yet is performing with the up and coming indie/rock group: Mercies, who are on tour all the way from Connecticut and locally acclaimed pop/rock band The Balloons at the High Dive in Fremont. The show starts at 8:00. Come enjoy an evening in the naturally hip and self-interested Fremont, quaff a tasty beer and relish a tasteful collection of intricate melodies.
“Tucked in the woods of northern Connecticut is the barn/recording studio/rehearsal space that Mercies calls home. Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Josh Rheault, with the help of his family and friends, restored the barn in the Fall and Winter of 2010/2011. Not only were 2×4′s cut, concrete poured, and electricity run, but Mercies found its humble beginnings through this restoration process.
While living in Los Angeles for several years and extensively touring/recording with his previous band, Josh’s desire to pursue his own avenue of expression as a songwriter began to come to life. When he returned home to Connecticut after going through these seminal experiences in L.A., the restoration of the old tobacco barn ensued, as early demos were recorded and plans for a full length emerged. Joined by friend, collaborator, and drummer Sammy Dent, the duo spent the Fall and Winter of 2010/2011 recording the album Three Thousand Days in the space now simply and affectionately referred to as “The Barn.”
The foundation of Three Thousand Days is deeply personal, yet presents easily relatable lyrics sung with powerful and memorable melodies. The album is colored with a homemade quality, an attention to detail, and a sonic exploration that was directly inspired by the place it was recorded. Quite simply, Three Thousand Days is “one of those releases that engages [you] within a few bars; immediately feeling like something special. Something important. Something to keep around, something to tell your best friends about.” (My Old Kentucky Blog)
Not wasting any time, Josh and Sammy, now joined by bassist Jordan Flower, have already begun to write material for their next full-length album. In addition, they will be releasing an EP titled The Ballet in March 2012 containing some new material, some reworked material, and their music for a ballet commissioned by The Charlottesville Ballet in Charlottesville, Virginia.
With their sights set on more collaboration with dance companies, other multimedia projects, scoring films, and touring to support Three Thousand Days, the future is looking bright for the ambitious trio.”
We’ve received a very kind promotional write-up on ssgmusic.com regarding our show with Shannon Stephens at the Triple Door tonight in Seattle.
“J. Wong is presenting the second of two singer/songwriter showcases tonight, this time with the lovely Shannon Stephens, a Seattle favorite who released her fantastic third album, Pull It Together, this year, which is a combination of nearly two decades worth of experiences and musical adventurism – leading her to a fuller sound. Pull It Together is said to “represents a leap in confidence and songcraft for Stephens. Greater maturity has brought a both a looser, louder style and a more sharply focused worldview.“ With her on stage will be & Yet, a folk-experimental band combining careful harmonies and string-led deliveries. Tomo Nakayama (of Grand Hallway, Gold Leaves) will also take the stage with solo work of his own, and of course, J. Wong, will grace the stage as well. The show is a steal as a singer/songwriter showcase for only $8 and gives you a glimpse into some of the best our local music scene has to offer.”
Follow the link to whet your pallet with Shannon Stephens’ Video “Care For You” and don’t miss tonight’s show.