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: Jul 20 Jul 13 Jul 6 Jun 29 Jun 22 Jun 15 Jun 8 Jun 1
Airplays: 4 5 4 4 2 4 3 5

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 09, 2015: Time Traveler (Top 34 of 2014)
Life Among The Savages
4. Jul 15, 2014: That's Not Bluegrass
Staring At The Bright Lights
2. Jul 16, 2014: A-philiac
Family Portrait
5. Jul 13, 2014: Pentagonal Banana
Still Knocking At The Door
3. Jul 15, 2014: Meow
Afterlife Blues
6. Jul 11, 2014: Octagonal Banana
Still Knocking At The Door

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