The Paper Kites Release Debut LP 'States' on October 1; Followed By Tour With City & Colour
Australian indie-folk outfit The Paper Kites are set to release their debut album States on October 1st via Nettwerk Records.
Throughout States there’s nods to Simon & Garfunkel and Bob Dylan (stripped down duet “Never Heard A Sound”); energetic pop odes to angry individualists (“Young”); and rough and messy rock (“A Lesson From Mr Gray”). With the seven minute album closer “I Done You So Wrong,” States is as unique as it is captivating.
The Paper Kites enlisted the help of friend and collaborator Tim Coghill, a composer who appears on six tracks. It was Coghill’s touch in the studio, which saw further additions of color, including musical boxes and bowing cymbals (on first single “St Clarity”), clarinets and brass sections (“Portrait 19”), violin, cello and violas and other soundscape additions.
Last month, The Paper Kites shared the first single from States, the official music video for “St. Clarity.” Directed by two-time ARIA winning director Natasha Pincus, who also helmed the celebrated video for Gotye’s Grammy-winning track “Somebody That I Used To Know,” the video is a gorgeous blend of music and Pincus’ exquisite storytelling.
Watch The Video For “St. Clarity” Here:
This October, the quintet will cross waters for their North American debut, supporting City And Colour. The Paper Kites will provide support from Atlanta, GA to Oakland, CA before heading out for their own headline tour. This marks the first time the band has toured in North America since forming in 2010 (full dates below).
The Paper Kites is Sam Bentley (lead vox, guitar, harmonica), Christina Lacy (lead vox, guitar, keys, mandolin), David Powys (vox, guitar, banjo, lap steel), Josh Bentley (drums, percussion) and Sam Rasmussen (bass, synths).
In the coming weeks, stay tuned for more information.
* With City And Colour
** Headline Tour Dates
2-Oct Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle *
3-Oct Tampa, FL @ Jannus *
4-Oct Jacksonville, FL @ Ponte Vedra *
5-Oct Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues *
7-Oct New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues *
8-Oct Dallas, FL @ Granada Theater *
10-Oct Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre *
11-Oct Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee *
12-Oct Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues *
14-Oct San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues *
16-Oct Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia *
17-Oct Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia *
18-Oct Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre *
21-Oct Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios **
22-Oct Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern **
23-Oct Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar **
24-Oct Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore **
26-Oct Kelowna, BC @ Habitat **
28-Oct Nelson, BC @ Spirit Bar **
29-Oct Edmonton, AB @ Starlite **
30-Oct Calgary, AB @ SAIT **
1-Nov Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo's **
2-Nov Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre **
3-Nov Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry **
5-Nov Chicago, IL @ Schubas **
7-Nov Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe **
8-Nov Montreal, QB @ Il Motore **
9-Nov Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Club **
11-Nov Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's **
14-Nov New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge **
1. Malleable Beings
2. St. Clarity
3. Living Colour
6. A Lesson From Mr Gray
7. Tin Lover
8. Cold Kind Hand
9. Never Heard A Song
10. In Reverie
13. I Done You So Wrong
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