Less is more. It’s a philosophy that Matt Clark and Daniel Hawkins of PAPERMOONS understand quite well. The idea that you can say a whole lot more without screaming or shouting is evidenced by the brilliantly constructed songs on their debut NEW TALES. They use subtle transitions, gorgeous Simon & Garfunkel-esque harmonies, intricate performances and attention to every minute detail to create a unique mid-tempo mix of indie rock and alt-country that is truly captivating. Lyrics such as “I just wanna know / if my life is a joke / cause I breathe right / do I live right?” will capture your attention, your mind and perhaps even your soul. It’s impossible to pick a favorite from this impressive collection of songs…because the reality is every single track on NEW TALES is a winner. Beautifully melodic, innocent songs with undercurrents of sadness and hope…NEW TALES is an album with no equal.
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“NEW TALES is definitely the most important collection of songs that we each have been a part of” says Matt Clark. “There isn’t a lyrical theme to the record, but more of an array of experiences. What we hope is that the listener can find comfort in our songs no matter their mood. We strive to make music that can both cheer someone up and also console. Loneliness and uncertainty are addressed in the tracks ‘Follow the Sun’ and ‘Find Me An Island.’ Often times a simple song can be the light at the end of tunnel. Tracks like ‘Holy Cow’ and ‘Behind the Frame’, of course, offer a stab at everyones’ favorite and most hated topic, broken hearts.” Daniel Hawkins adds “we draw a lot from the concept of making more out of less. We try to create songs that are easy and pleasant to listen to but that also contain subtle complexities that make listening more interesting and enjoyable. We’ve both been involved with playing music for many years now and what has been continually inspiring to us is the way in which music connects people. Over the years, all the friendships we’ve made through creating music and touring have really kept us going. Of course, the personal satisfaction of creating music is second to none.”
PAPERMOONS is Matt Clark (vocals, guitar, bass pedals, keyboards, ambiance) and Daniel Hawkins (drums, percussion). NEW TALES was produced by Matt Clark and recorded / mixed at Squirrel Mountain in Houston, TX. The band released a 4 song 7-Inch in Summer 2007. The band currently resides in Austin, TX and tours extensively.
Recommended For Fans of: Death Cab for Cutie, Red House Painters, Simon & Garfunkel, Track A Tiger, Wilco, Ida, Low, Band of Horses
“The most beautiful sounds possible. Their level as songwriters is mind-bogglingly mature.” – Sound Salvation
“I’m stunned at how brilliantly constructed the whole thing is. This is an album with no equal.” – Free Press
“Four out of five stars! A great record…beautifully melodic songs with an undercurrent of sadness.” – Alternative Press