Giant Cloud
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Giant Cloud

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The best kept secret in music


"Lafayette Indie Arts"

A glowing beacon from Ruston, Louisiana (also hometown of Athens-bound Elephant 6 heroes, Neutral Milk Hotel) , Giant Cloud, formerly known as John Henry’s Hammer, was a true highlight of the evening with their intimate 5 piece set. Julie Odell provides honeydew vocals and soft, meticulous keyboard; the young, bearded, Benjamin Jones provided amazing liquid vocals and drifting guitar; Trey Stephens en bass; Anton Overby at masterfully subdued Drums; & Preston Whittenburg on perfectly meshed backup vocals and gorgeous guitar. The band’s organic rumor mill has it they may be headed for New Orleans soon, where they hope to (as Preston so eloquently puts it) “get stabbed and shit.” A fitting title, Giant Cloud reminds me of… Beach House?… mixed with Grizzly Bear… and.. Man Man?… no, that doesn’t settle it... They definitely have an inimitable style and grace, and should not be missed for any reason. How’s that? No, I’m so serious. - Lafayette Indie Arts


We have recorded a full length record that as of now (may 09) has not been released. We have tracks from that record on our myspace.



Giant Cloud condensed somewhere over Lincoln Parish, north Louisiana in the summer of love, 2008. That same summer, a sweaty, overcrowded Ford Windstar named Windy caravaned most of them through the triumphs and trials of the great American West as they busked their way from and back again to Ruston. Slightly dazed and confused, each brought back their own story, abstract sunburn and new love for the freedom of an open highway. They came home to a new house never lacking people willing and ready to play music, a new music room with an absurd amount of outlets and a whole maze of house to experiment with new things. Impressed with their own perception, they decided to live the life of traveling cantantes, touring the universe inciting dance riots and spreading the gospel of soft/loud/soft/loud rock 'n' roll.

We are all old souls.