Genre: Ambient Pop, Indie Pop, Post-Rock
Location: Cleveland/Akron, OH
Label: Bark and Hiss
Comfort Clouds is “a team of scientists and engineers” formed from long-time friends and members of Ohio post-rockers Six Parts Seven. They claim that their “goal is to eventually be Steely Dan or Sade, but a bit more spectral.” That’s quite a goal, but nevertheless, the Akron and Clevelanders have crafted a beautiful pop debut, The Dinner Set, with ambient, post-rock, and jazz qualities that reflect both the fluid musicianship and amazing writing. Comfort Clouds are part of the Bark & Hiss label collective, with other notables Trouble Books, of whom make a few appearences on this record, and Talons. You can download the full album for $6 from BandCamp, where you can also order the CD or get it through the Bark & Hiss Store.