THE PAPER KITES perform the song "ST CLARITY" for BalconyTV.
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Melbourne indie folk five-‐piece, The Paper Kites have announced the release of their debut album, States set for August 30, available for digital pre-‐order now. The band will be promoting the album with a national headline tour of Australia through August and September.
Produced by The Paper Kites alongside ARIA award winning producer Wayne Connolly (You Am I, Josh Pyke), the emotionally intense and harmony drenched States will take the listener on a journey of delicate, folk-‐inspired landscapes with rich lyrics and a raw sonic beauty.
Following on from the band's first two EP's, Woodland and Young North, States sees the quintet put a moodier slant on their signature melodic sound. "The album is a lot darker than a lot of our previous work," says lead singer and guitarist Sam Bentley. "We really pushed our soundscapes and composition. I'm interested in the things beyond a song: textures, adding strings, brass, touches like that. The strange little noises are what sets this album apart from what we've done before and puts it on a whole different level."
This eclectically sincere finish, evident on music-‐box and horn laden single St Clarity, runs right through the LP -- from the hazy psychedelic chords of Living Colour through to the rough and ready, messy rock stylings of A Lesson From Mr Gray.
As an added bonus for fans, the band have created an album trailer that can be viewed on their official YouTube channel which has collectively amassed almost 7 million views:: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOpZPzaHquU
States is available for pre-‐order from today. Purchasers will receive an instant download of the band's forthcoming second single, Young when they pre-‐order the album on iTunes or JB HI FI.
Upon the release of States, The Paper Kites will embark on their national headline tour throughout late August/September before heading to America for their first international dates to support City and Colour's National US Tour.
View the video clip for first single St Clarity here:: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5nrAHk_x8M Pre-‐order States online here:: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/states/id675922260?ls=1
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