Papercuts / Life Among The Savages
Album: Life Among The Savages   Collection:General
Artist:Papercuts   Added:May 2014
Label:Easy Sound  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-05-16 Pull Date: 2014-07-18
Week Ending: Jun 15 Jun 8 Jun 1 May 25 May 18
Airplays: 4 3 5 5 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 13, 2023: Eclectic Circus
Afterlife Blues
4. Jun 19, 2014: Mountain Music
Still Knocking At The Door
2. Dec 07, 2023: Eclectic Circus
Easter Morning
5. Jun 14, 2014: Meow
Still Knocking At The Door
3. Dec 04, 2023: Eclectic Circus
New Body
6. Jun 14, 2014: Box of Chocolates (Sub)
New Body

Album Review
Mr. Tumnus
Reviewed 2014-06-04
The Papercuts are a local band who have often performed with bands like Grizzly Bear and Beach House. They also happen to be pretty similar to Grizzly Bear and Beach House, but more acoustic and with more of a folk influence, augmented by string instruments like violin/cello. Quavering voice singing repetitive lyrics over a rich acoustic soundscape. If you’re looking for an acoustic Baroque pop sound with heavy influence from string instruments, this is it. No FCCs. Check out 1, 2, 8.

1) (4:06) ** Beautiful, catchy chorus with heart. No fade-in: sound begins immediately. A great opening for a set. Feels like a single, in a good way. 2) (4:13) * Violin makes an appearance on this one. A bit slower. Nice lyrics: new bodies for everyone. 3) (3:56) The title track. Strings form the backbone of this one, and occasionally take the spotlight away from the voice. Cello and violin again. 4) (4:38) Slow baroque pop. Repetition of the line “staring into the bright lights.” Very laid-back. Great intro and exit to this one. 5) (3:46) A lighter tone. Less of the heavy strings (cello), and more guitar countermelody. A very hopeful track. 6) (5:17) Piano is the focus here. A great song for an Easter morning? (The title of the track is Easter morning.) Some light cymbals come in near the end. 7) (3:20) Really pleasing, optimistic plucking instruments in the background. Ends very softly. 8*) (3:40) Vocals are more interesting here, and play a larger role. High energy in the strings and bass. Some “la-la”-ing in the middle. Bright inspired tone, given that he’s singing about the afterlife. Sound starts immediately. 9) (4:00) More melancholy than some of the other tracks. Voices used as countermelody. Greater vocal variety and complexity here. Probably one of the more ambitious tracks. Soft fade-out.

Track Listing
1. Still Knocking At The Door   5. Family Portrait
2. New Body   6. Easter Morning
3. Life Among The Savages   7. Psychic Friends
4. Staring At The Bright Lights   8. Afterlife Blues
  9. Tourist