Release Date February 28, 2011
Catalog No SP885
Formats CD, LP, and Digital
Papercuts prinicipal Jason Robert Quever’s beautiful songwriting is thoughtful, evocative, subtle, and simultaneously ambitious. And the new Papercuts album, Fading Parade,—the band’s fourth overall—is dream pop of the highest order. Crafted over the course of several months at The Hangar in Sacramento, with Thom Monahan, and at Quever’s own Pan American Recording studio, Fading Parade is meticulously designed pop music, with a fully developed sense of space and a sturdy wall of sound. With the aid of strings, autoharp, Mellotron, Moogs, 12-string acoustic guitars, piano, echoplexes, analog and digital recording methods, this new album is wide-ranging and adventurous, through the up-tempo jangle of “Do You Really Wanna Know,” the soaring and resonant “Do What You Will,” the moody swirl of “I’ll See You Later, I Guess,” the folky, piano-driven “Winter Daze,” and on. Imagine Belle & Sebastian teaming up with Slowdive and recording with Phil Spector back when he was killing it in the studio rather than, well, you know. Fading Parade is Papercuts’ first album for Sub Pop.
If you pre-order Fading Parade by March 1st, you’ll receive, for free, a limited edition CDR featuring “Boys of Summer” (yes, that “Boys of Summer”, “Perfect”, and “UFO”. You’ll also get a couple stickers!