San Diego, CA rock band Paper Forest has released their newest album, trick photographer. The album is released by It’s Okay, I’m Crying and contains 12 tracks.
The album started out as an EP of 4 to 5 songs before inspiration struck. “As we were recording the EP, I started trying to learn about the harmonium. I love how it sounds–super reedy, like a droning accordion. I felt enchanted by the harmonium. I recorded myself holding one or two chords, making these longer drone recordings. Then I would take guitar parts and make new arrangements, adding banjo and vocals. Just taking little fragments and turning them into songs. So this little EP that should have been done by the end of summer 2020 turned into this record.”
Paper Forest is an indie rock band from San Diego fronted by singer/songwriter Sean Burdeaux. Originally started in 2005, the band has developed through a myriad of iterations, both in the live setting and on recording. The current studio band features Trevor Mast (Birth, Joy), Brian Scafidi (D/Wolves, 10-19 & The Number Men), and Joel Kynan (Sweet Valley).
Paper Forest is primarily a songwriting project but with an ear for avant-garde experimentation. Inspired by Neutral Milk Hotel, Modest Mouse, Violent Femmes, boygenius, Wilco, Califone, Slothrust, Phoebe Bridgers, Big Thief, Haley Heyndrickx, Palehound, Broken Social Scene, Bright Eyes, Death Cab For Cutie.
You can listen to the album on all streaming platforms now! Hear it on Spotify now.
Paper Forest Is:
Sean Burdeaux – guitars, bass, banjo, harmonium, synthesizer, Rhodes, drum machine, vocals, shaker, mixing, production
Brian Scafidi – drums, bass, engineering, production
Joel Kynan – harmonium, trumpet, mastering
Trevor Mast – synthesizer, lap steel, whistling
Ava Mast & Olive Mast – background vocals
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