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Johnny Raincloud : Songs of the North West In Spades

Johnny Raincloud Indie Band local to Portland finished their 3rd Release “Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear“, a 3 song EP we happily offer for your approval. Recorded by the band in an old steel warehouse their drummer had been living in.  It also happened to be the coldest wettest winter Portland had ever had in over 70 years so, as quoted by the band “it was a nice outlet for us”.


The EP is at present, is unreleased but will be available online on June 15th of this year…

Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear has a very raw appeal, sound wise, it is finished but not over polished with a real emotional drive. It is significant and has the North West alt rock feel that is not the Grunge hash sound that hits the top 40 pop. It is real and bold. The guitar effects are brilliant and the drummer has killer timing, fav on this EP, The Wolf in My Back Seat, which has a 60’s guitar hum but more than 2 or 3 chords, it is imply brilliant in its simplicity, with the hypnotic surf rock and post punk harmonics, really thrilling.


Sadly, the track is only for the press at the moment, but, as a sample of their sound, I offer a chance to hear their past works.

Johnny Raincloud is on tour, here is their Current Tour Schedule, check out their web sites and catch them live.

May 23rd Churchills Pub Miami

May 24th Respectable Street West Palm Beach

May 25th Dadas Delray Beach

May 26th House Party in St Pete FL

June 18th House Party  Portland

June 30th Blue Moon Seattle 

Johnny Raincloud is…

Mike Stortz Guitar/Vox

Jonathan Hampton Bass

Jacob Ransom (Y La Bamba) Drums

Jacob Ransom (Y La Bamba) Recorded/Mixed

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About Joseph Timmons (9631 Articles)
I am the Father of 5 and a "Would Be Philosopher of Idiocy" - Author and Writer for several Blogs and Online Magazine. Review Journalist, Musician and Audio Buff. Follow Me and I'm Sure to Entertain.

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