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What I Learned at Bandcamp: Citrus Clouds

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Anthony Jarero was born in East L.A. and raised in Covina, Calif. while Erick Pineda and Stacie Huttleston were born and raised in West Phoenix. Together they are Citrus Clouds.

On Dec. 14, the trio released its debut album, In Time I am. The seven-track EP is available to purchase for one dollar a song, or stream for free on Bandcamp.

Citrus Clouds will play at Rogue Bar in Scottsdale on Saturday, Dec. 19.

 

Read The Spec‘s interview with Citrus Clouds below…

 

How long have you been making music?

Citrus Clouds have been making music together for about a year now. I (Erick) have been playing for over 11 years. Stacie and Anthony for about two.

 

Who/what are your influences?

The obvious influences are Joy Division, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, Blouse. The not so obvious are Joao Gilberto, Walter Wanderley, Brian Wilson, Cartola, Mike Laure, Air, A Tribe Called Quest, Los 3 Ases.

 

What is your favorite song you’ve released and why?

Anthony:The Colors” because the chord progressions give me chills and it reminds me of better days.

Stacie: I like “Dreamer” because it speaks to me. I have always been the one supporting my friends and going to shows and now I am playing. How exciting!

Erick: My favorite is “In Time I Am” because of its lyrical depth. It explains how at this very moment I am conscious and alive in space/time. The end is an explosion of melodies and textures that gets stuck in my head.

 

Upcoming projects, where do you want to go from here?

We’d love to get out of the U.S. and tour cool places. We also want to have a full-length out by the end of next year.

 

If you could no longer be a musician, what would you be or do for a living?

Anthony: I would pursue a career as a bio chemical cleaner. I want to clean up crime scenes!

Erick: Currently I am a sous chef and in the future I would love open an upscale Mexican restaurant focusing on super traditional food I grew up on from Guerrero, the Yucatan and Oaxaca.

Stacie: I would probably still be a customer service agent for Stella and Dot. Love all the ladies there. Wooo!

 

What musicians or bands do you look up to?

We look up to a variety of musicians. Bands who are creative and don’t want to be someone else. Bands who are honest and write music that they want to write. Bands who are genuine.

 

Why do you make music?

I make music to paint a sonic picture. I create music to express. I create music because the sounds are in me and I have to.

 

Anything else you’d like readers to know that we haven’t asked you about?

We have a release show this coming Saturday night at the Rogue Bar. Playing with super cool bands and will have physical copies of the cds and shirts! MFP!

 

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