The Paper Kites To Release ‘On The Corner Where You Live’ (September 21); Listen To “Deep Burn Blue”
July 16, 2018 BY Nettwerk
Today, indie-folk outfit The Paper Kites announce On the Corner Where You Live (out September 21 via Nettwerk Records), the Australian band’s melancholic, mid-tempo companion to the recently released album, On the Train Ride Home. Give them your tired, your lonely, your lovesick, your unsure, The Paper Kites have a song for each of them on this latest album. On the Corner Where You Live wafts evocatively with noir-ish saxophones, guitars, ambient traffic, even the languid sound of rain. It’s levitating and bittersweet, heavy-hearted stories that are resoundingly universal.
Frontman Sam Bentley spoke of the moment the album’s concept clicked together. “It’s a collection of stories about these characters all living in an apartment building; I wanted to capture moments, feelings, it’s about people and their stories.”
The album is co-produced with Grammy-winner Peter Katis (Interpol, The National) at his studio in Connecticut – a 120-year old Victorian-era home that the band lived and recorded in for 5 weeks.
“Music is so much more purposeful and devastating when it makes you feel exposed,” says Sam. Take first single, “Deep Burn Blue,” a song about a girl who won’t leave her room. “It’s that feeling of being so inside your own thoughts that it’s debilitating.” (If that weren’t gutting enough, the song even references Nick Drake with the line, “You like the sound of a pink moon cry/Lying on the floor as the day goes by.”)
Immersed in an aural diet of blues and jazz, the band collaborated with Los Angeles film-noir artist Gina Higgins on the album’s artwork, who also painted the cover for On The Train Ride Home and worked closely with the band on the concept.
On the Train Ride Home & On the Corner Where You follow up their 2015 album twelvefour. The Paper Kites (which also includes vocalist Christina Lacy, guitarist Dave Powys, drummer Josh Bentley and bassist Sam Rasmussen) have earned a loyal, organic fan base. In the eight years since they formed, what’s followed is an impressive reach of their music with standout single “Bloom” (from their Woodland EP) certified Gold with nearly 700,000 tracks sold in the U.S. The band has also been steadily touring across 4 continents, 24 countries with nearly 200 shows in just under 3 years. With over 300 million overall streams and nearly 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify, the band continues to amass new fans wherever they go. With the announcement of the latest album, the band returns to North America, starting November 6 in Los Angeles, CA. See full dates below.
For fans, the band will make both albums available as a deluxe double gold and silver colored limited edition vinyl, out September 21.
- A Gathering on 57th
- Give Me Your Fire, Give Me Your Rain
- Deep Burn Blue
- Mess We Made
- Red Light
- On the Corner Where You Live
- Midtown Waitress
- When It Hurts You
- Does It Ever Cross Your Mind
- Don’t Keep Driving
5-Nov Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
7-Nov San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
8-Nov San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
10-Nov Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
11-Nov Seattle, WA @ Neumos
12-Nov Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
13-Nov Victoria, BC @ Capitol Ballroom
15-Nov Calgary, AB @ Palace Theatre
16-Nov Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
17-Nov Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’ Pub
18-Nov Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
20-Nov St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Ball & Hall
21-Nov Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
22-Nov Toronto, ON @ Opera House
23-Nov Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s Concerts & Events
24-Nov London, ON @ London Music Hall
26-Nov Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
27-Nov Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
28-Nov Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
30-Nov New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
1-Dec Washington, DC @ Union Stage
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for additional information.