Click on the link here for Audio Player – Paperhead In Session at WFMU – July 28, 2011
What’s great about the Internet is, everything’s available – you just have to hit browse and it becomes an embarrassment of riches. What’s bad about the Internet is, everything’s available – you hit browse and you’re overwhelmed.
I admit, I try to dig around and listen to as much new material as I can. But there are only so many hours in a day, and some things just get missed.
When I got an e-mail earlier today via Modularpeople.com, I noticed an article about Temples and the release of their debut album, the much anticipated Sun Structures. They asked drummer Sam Toms to put together a mixtape of music Temples had been inspired by (Modcast #175).
One of those tracks was by Nashville Psych-meisters Paperhead; their recent single Pictures Of Her Demise (available via Trouble In Mind Records). Simply put – it’s a mind-blower – and from Nashville, no less. I hadn’t heard this band before now.
After a few listenings I was hooked, and it had me curious as to who these guys were and what they were up to.
Paperhead have been together since 2009. Prior to that, they were known as The Looking Glass and put two albums out (both are currently unavailable according to the Trouble In Mind site). They’ve been gigging almost non-stop but are taking a breather until the Summer when they are set to hit the road again.
Tonight it’s an early set by the band, recorded in session at WFMU for the Talk’s Cheap program on July 28, 2011.
They’ve grown by huge leaps in those 2 1/2 years, but the spirit hasn’t changed. It’s a short-ish set (23:05), but it gives a tantalizing glimpse into a band on the rise and one which will be heard a lot from in the coming months. Stay tuned – I hope to get more recent examples in the coming months.
In the meantime, check out their site – get their stuff – get on their mailing list, figure out where they are playing near you and support them.
Further proof there is a lot of talent out there and a full spectrum of new and interesting music to discover and make life a whole lot more interesting.
No excuses – hit the browse button while you’re cranking this one up.