Friday, March 06, 2009


This year is already shaping up to be a belter with brilliant new albums already out from Alela Diane and Phosphorescent and records from Bonnie 'Prince Billy, Smog, Wilco, Akron/Family, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, amongst others, to look forward to. One album that I am really looking forward to is 'You Can Have What You Want' by Papercuts.

Papercuts is a band led by and centered around Jason Quever who makes dreamy, old fashioned, Velvets inspired pop music. I discovered Papercuts via Quever's work with Skygreen Leopards, Donovan Quinn and Vetiver.

Papercuts released two albums in the early 2000s: 'Rejoicing Songs' and 'Mockingbird' before signing to the Devendra Banhart and Andy Cabic label Gnomonsong and releasing 'Can’t Go Back' in early 2007. Quever's use of vintage sounds and arrangements gives his songs a feel which makes you believe you have known them forever.'You Can Have What You Want' is released in April and continues Quever's exploration of the possibilities of happy-sad analogue pop.

MP3: Papercuts - Unavailable
MP3: Papercuts - Dear Employee
MP3: Papercuts - Future Primitive (Courtesy of Gnomonsong)

Papercuts on Myspace
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