During their freshman year, the trio performed steamy stripped-down covers at open-mic nights under the name "Q, T, and π" before deciding to form a band that would write original material.
Jackson's brother, Brendan Marquardt, joined as the drummer, supporting vocalist, and official band wildcard.
Inspired by the recording scene in Oh Brother, Where Art Thou, the band decided that they wanted to "sing into a can." After working on demos and lyrics that summer, the band recorded their first studio record–a 12-song LP– in September with producer Drew Boullianne. 'The Contents of Box 212' is a three-part album that takes the listener through the musings (or "shower thoughts") of a single day, divided by advertisements for breakfast, lunch, and dinner products from the very real "CloudyCity, Inc."
After the release of 'Contents' the group added Ryan Chavez on Bass.
City in the Clouds is currently working on their second studio album...<br>