Papercuts


Amoeba Hollywood - October 24th @ 6:00pm



Papercuts celebrate the new album Parallel Universe Blues (out 10/19 on Slumberland Records) with a live performance and signing at Amoeba Hollywood!

 

Papercuts' new album Parallel Universe Blues has a sound that is intimate and close, nicely balancing the sonic concerns of the last few Papercuts records: perfect Spectorian pop songs echoed down through The Velvet Underground, LA's Paisley Underground, Spiritualized and The Jesus and Mary Chain. Songs like "Laughing Man," "How To Quit Smoking," "Sing To Me Candy" and "Clean Living" are all gorgeous, melodic gems, never sacrificing song-writing for atmospherics and bringing to mind late night/rainy day albums like "Darklands" and "Chelsea Girl." "Parallel Universe Blues" is a triumph and points to more great things in the future from Quever and Papercuts.

 

Since emerging in San Francisco’s fertile early-00s indie/folk scene, Papercuts’ Jason Quever has released 5 stellar albums that have become touchstones of quality modern pop. Equally at home with lush, baroque textures and more stripped-down arrangements, Quever’s song-writing is always top notch, the production tailored to the songs with great sensitivity. His skill in the studio has helped him build-up an enviable resumé recording, producing and playing with artists including Luna, Beach House, Cass McCombs, Dean Wareham/Dean & Britta and Slumberland’s own The Mantles. His sonic influence is clearly in evidence on those recordings, but it’s on the Papercuts albums that we hear Quever up close and his most personal.

 

Papercuts’ sixth album Parallel Universe Blues reflects Quever’s recent move from long-time musical home San Francisco to Los Angeles and all of the searching and self-exploration that accompanies leaving your home, your friends and your scene.

 

As Quever puts it, “The title is tongue in cheek, but the sentiment is sincere. The record was made while breaking out of a period of depression. It’s a post-breakup record, post-mass exodus from San Francisco. It’s about starting over, finding a new life and new friends and new love in a new place. Ultimately, it’s about renewal through returning to writing songs and making new sounds, and the blissful moments that happen in the process. In this way it’s not a breakup record, it’s a record about re-discovering love, losing cynicism and finding a new path.”

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