This six-track mini LP from the Nashville-based boozy bluesers matches slow, deliberate takes on three classics (the title track, Beau Brummels’ “Just A Little” and the Stones’ “The Citadel”) with three originals. The covers are drenched in syrup, snaking their way into your subconscious and taking up residence for days after you’ve put the CD away. “Just A Little” is particularly effective in this dirgy trawl through streets littered with broken hearts, with the pop sheen of the original stripped away as Cloud and his cohorts tunnel through to the emotional core of the lyric.
“Surfer Joe” and “The Citadel” sound like the lads are on the last (wobbly) legs of a night of serious barhopping, while the echoey, call-and-response “No Matter Where You Been” is like a deranged Dr. John going down for the count in the middle of the mighty, muddy Mississip. Rudimentary backing from the Gospels perfectly suits Cloud’s Iggy-meets-The Grim Reaper stream of conscious tales of love, regret, debauchery…with a chaser filled with the faint hint of hope hanging on by its bloody, dirty fingernails. An excellent chill-out comedown after a night of hearty partying. 7/10 -- Jeff Penczak (15 July, 2009)