Cloudbirds began writing and recording after their previous project, The M’s(Polyvinyl). Keeping the same studio space, an old Salvation Army Church on Chicago’s North side, the three started a new approach to writing and recording. Simplifying, they traded fuzzed-out electronics, bombastic drums and psych guitar riffs for acoustic guitars and little to no effects. This allowed for their three part vocal harmonies to chime on top of the instrument melodies. The result is folk music with a touch of country and some pop, blending old and new.