A2W: Clouds Are Ghosts

cloudsrghostsIt’s been awhile since our last artist to watch feature, so we thought we’d press on this week with Austin band The Clouds Are Ghosts.  The band has been building a lot of deserving positive press recently around town on sites like The Austinist who also dropped an interview with the band several months ago.  Being a bit new to the Austin music scene having formed only in 2008, it’s surprising to see such a fresh band growing so quickly.  The recent rise in popularity is of course attributed to the quality of the band’s sound which has been compared to their Radiohead & Massive Attack cited influences.  This writer is ready to call them a more atmospheric and electronic version of European bands like Muse.  You definitely won’t hear the wailing rock guitars like that band, but Clouds Are Ghosts certainly have that “epic” feeling to their music.  The band, fronted by Jason Morris, recently came off an east coast tour and also just released their debut self-titled LP back in September.  We’re jumping on the hype bandwagon with this band and we’re betting you will too.  If you’d like to hear more, the band is currently offering up their new LP for free high-quality download on their website.  Live shows coming up are February 27th at Mohawk and a few TBA shows during SXSW.

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Download: The Clouds Are Ghosts – Fields [MP3]

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