City in the Cloud’s ‘The Content of Box 212’

College can be a demanding time for many. However, that hasn’t stopped City in the Clouds from releasing their debut album, The Contents of Box 212.

The NJ and NYC based college students demonstrate their versatile sound in The Contents of Box 212 – incorporating elements from several genres such as reggae, pop-punk, surf rock, and hip-hop.

City in the Clouds is comprised of brothers Jackson and Brendan Marquardt, joined by Luke London, and Marcus Grey. The Marquardt brothers have found themselves working among some key players in the music industry, previously recording with R.E.M. producer Mitch Easter, and touring the US and UK with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.

The Contents of Box 212 tackles an extensive range of sounds, evident from tracks such as “Dirty Dan”, which delivers pop-punk and emo sounds, filled with edgy guitars and an electrifying dance beat. Other tracks, such as “Down to Earth”, contain alternative and surf rock vibrations. With influences ranging from Gorillaz to Beach Boys, its no wonder the group provides such a diverse sound.

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Spotify Hits 50 Million Paying Subscribers

Spotify confirmed it has 50 million paying subscribers. The company announced the milestone in a tweet.

The company’s paying subscriber count has boosted throughout the past year. The paying subscribe count went from 30 million subscribers in March, to 40 million in September. Now, it is at 50 million this month. Spotify has increased its paying subscriber count by 10 million in only six short months. It is likely that the paying subscriber count will continue to increase as time goes on.

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