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City in the Clouds


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    Dirty Dan
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    From The Ground Up
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    Complacent Blue
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    The Bogeyman Song
City in the Clouds began in 2015 as a freshman dorm jam session in Room 212. Jackson Marquardt played drums; Ean Steinberger played bass; Marcus Grey played trumpet.
And as luck would have it, Marcus was the only one who sounded decent, so he continued to play trumpet in future jams. Ean and Jackson switched to lead and rhythm guitar, respectively, with Jackson taking over lead vocals. Marcus eventually decided he wanted in on this game of musical…um…instruments…so he began to bounce between trumpet and keys.
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>


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