The Cloud Room have been making waves for a while here in New York. Crowded shows, setting the CMJ, FMQB and Tripwire charts on fire, wrapping up their first video, and making fans one at a time. Pretty soon the rest of the country will get to see them make their magic happen in person. They have announced a few dates with Benzos hitting Los Angeles, Ohio, and various spots on the east coast. In addition to these North American dates, the boys will also be hitting up London. If you are not in one of the below cities then fear not! The fine folks at WOXY, WCYY, WFNX, and WXPN are taping live performances that will be broadcasted online and on the air.
If you are still in the dark as to what the Cloud Room sounds like then where the hell have you been? Just in case though, their lead singer, J, says, “Our biggest influences are David Bowie, The Velvet Underground and the old German band Can. I love the melodies of Lou Reed, The Kinks, The Beatles; and I love the rhythmic innovation of bands like Can, Sly Stone, James Brown, Joy Division. The 80’s is just one of FOUR decades that we take our influences from."
Speaking of the aforementioned video, it was directed by Alexander Kane and will soon be seen on MTVU, FUSE, and The Cornerstone Player. You can catch a preview of the “Hey Now Now” video here.
06.23.05 Los Angeles, CA (Echo) w/ Say Hi To Your Mom
07.05.05 Columbus, OH (Little Brothers) w/ Benzos
07.06.05 Newport, KY (Southgate House) w/ Benzos
07.07.05 Chicago, IL (Schubas) w/ Benzos
07.12.05 London, UK (Club Fandango at Dublin Castle)
07.13.05 London, UK (Bar Academy at Water Rats)
07.14.05 London, UK (Barfly)
07.19.05 Albany, NY (Northern Lights) w/ Benzos
07.20.05 Philadelphia, PA (World Cafe) w/ Benzos
07.21.05 Portland, ME (Big Easy) w/ Benzos
07.22.05 New Haven, CT (Cafe Nine) w/ Benzos
07.23.05 Boston, MA (The Plan) w/ Benzos, Aberdeen City
07.27.05 Pittsburgh, PA (Lava Lounge) w/ Benzos
07.29.05 Norfolk, VA (Relative Theory Records) w/ Benzos