Club Thunderbolt 'City of Salt' (album stream)
Published Nov 19, 2013Windsor, ON outfit Club Thunderbolt didn't have a firm due date for their City of Salt LP when it was announced last month, but the group are now ready to self-release the set on November 26. Better yet, you can stream the whole album now.
As previously reported, the album was recorded in Detroit earlier this year by Chris Koltay (My Morning Jacket, Atlas Sound) and Joe Philips, and was later mastered by John Drew (Tokyo Police Club, Fucked Up).
A press release notes that the record weighs in on "the feeling of fighting through the darkness in search of the light," alluding to personal struggles the band encountered before and after the recording sessions. Guitarist/keyboardist Grainger Harris lost his wife Apryl to cancer in 2012, an event alluded to on the set's "12:57 A.M.," while vocalist Meg Farron's mother died during the recording sessions.
Tracks like "City of Salt," the National-conjuring "Holy Ground" and the horn-heaving "House Inside My Head" are fuelled by an intertwining of ornate guitar work and the lonely, gravelly baritone of singer/guitarist Dave Mueller.
You can check out those songs and more in the player down below.
A full-album performance will take place at the Capitol Theatre in Windsor, ON, on November 30. Detroit's Touch The Clouds is scheduled to appear as the opening act.