Interview: Papercuts talks ‘Life Among The Savages’ and the distractions of past vinyl

The brain and guts behind Papercuts belongs to Jason Quever, a San Francisco musician and producer who has toured with the folksy likes of Vetiver, Grizzly Bear, and Camera Obscura. He supports himself entirely from producing and recording local bands in his home studio that he's lived in for nearly a decade. Acts he's worked with that you may recognize include Ash Reiter and Sugar Candy Mountain, as well as the seminal Cambridge shoegaze act Galaxie 500. Previously signed to Sub Pop Records, Papercuts is now with the brand new Easy Sound Recording Company, which released their fifth album, Life Among The Savages, on May 5. The Bay Bridged: How [...]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Doe Eye, Papercuts, The Faint and more

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Thursday, May 29th Doe Eye, DRMS, The She's @ Great American Music Hall 8pm, $13, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, May 30th Hudson Mohawke @ Rickshaw Stop 2 pairs available 8:30pm, $25, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Sold out! Saturday, May 31st Papercuts, Fool's [...]

Papercuts releases new video; plays Chapel date

San Francisco's Papercuts has released a video for "Life Among the Savages," from the new album of the same name. It's really pretty. Covering a wide swath of the city, the video features familiar scenes from all over San Francisco— including a few enchanting shots of the zoo, marked by tigers, rhinos, and those free-range peacocks that constantly scare the bejeezus out of you if you're kind of a jumpy person. Papercuts will make a hometown appearance at The Chapel on Saturday the 31st. No peacocks allowed. Papercuts, Fool's Gold, Line & Circle The Chapel May 31, 2014 9pm, [...]

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Live This Month: May 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: May 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts (Podcast #336) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. It's a big month for local bands Doe Eye and Papercuts, both of whom have record release shows for exciting new albums. Doe Eye's Television is the first LP from Maryam Qudus and her band, and, on first listen, it's a real winner. Embellishing Qudus' singer-songwriter pop with impressive studio inventiveness, there's a feeling of liberated creativity to [...]

2012 Huichica Music Festival: Beachwood Sparks, Poor Moon, Sonny and the Sunsets, Papercuts and more!

Poor Moon - "People In Her Mind" Organizers for the Huichica Music Festival have announced the lineup for the festival's third installment which will take place in Sonoma County over June 1-2 at the Gundlach Bundschu winery. The scenic and intimate festival will include performances by Beachwood Sparks (who have a new album coming out this year), Poor Moon, and Occidental Brothers Dance Band International as well as Bay Area favorites Sonny and the Sunsets and Papercuts, Little Wings, Sea of Bees, and a DJ set by Andy Cabic of Vetiver. Sonny and the Sunsets – "She Plays Yo Yo With [...]

Giveaway: Papercuts' 'Mockingbird' reissue, now on vinyl!

Antenna Farm Records has reissued Papercuts first proper album, Mockingbird, and we want to give you a copy. Yes, you! This ain't just a reissue, it's a deluxe reissue. For one thing, it's on vinyl — for the first time ever, as Mockingbird was originally released only on CD in 2004. Second, Antenna Farm got every aspect of the reissue just right, from having California "vinyl auteur" JJ Golden cut the lacquer so that the dynamics of the album would leap right off your turntable, to getting Papercuts mastermind Jason Quever to go back into the Pan American Recording studio [...]

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Noise Pop 2012: Wednesday Preview

Date: Wednesday, February 22nd Number of Noise Pop Shows: 7 shows, 24 bands Already Sold-Out: A handful of Craigslist sellers are offering up tickets to see South African electro-rap-weirdo geniuses Die Antwoord, so there are still chances to see the duo perform songs from their new album, Ten$ion, at the Regency Ballroom. Meanwhile, Grimes' new record, Visions, has been racking up tons of accolades, and Claire Boucher is topping a great Rickshaw Stop bill with oOoOO, Born Gold, and Yalls. Grimes – "Oblivion" oOoOO – "NoWayBack (featuring Butterclock)" Check These Shows Out: The Fresh & Onlys are in the middle [...]

Mixtape: Twenty Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #271)

Mixtape: Twenty Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #271) Noise Pop 20 is just weeks away. From February 21st through the 26th, over one hundred bands will take over SF's venues for six days celebrating independent music. True to form, this year's Noise Pop Festival includes an eclectic mix of veterans and emerging artists, and you'd be wise to buy your tickets soon, because many shows are starting to sell out. To get familiar with many of the bands performing at Noise Pop this year, here's the first of two mixtapes showcasing music from performing artists. To find out when [...]

Mixtape: Twenty Years of Noise Pop (Podcast #269)

Mixtape: Twenty Years of Noise Pop (Podcast #269) In February, the Noise Pop Music Festival turns twenty by gathering over one hundred local and touring bands from across the indie spectrum for a week of exciting concerts all over the City. Two decades of championing independent music is an accomplishment worth celebrating, and this mixtape collects twenty bands that have performed at Noise Pop events in years past. As you'll hear, a whole bunch of big names graced Noise Pop bills before achieving fame, as past festivals hosted early performances by bands like Spoon, Death Cab for Cutie and Mates [...]

Live This Month: December 2011 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #262)

Live This Month: December 2011 (Podcast #262) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. For a month when few new records are coming out and music journalists spend a lot of time meticulously crafting numerical lists of their favorite albums of the year, there are still a wealth of great live shows hitting the San Francisco area in December. Bands that had big years in 2011 - including Other Lives, Cass McCombs, and Baths - are making return visits, while locals like [...]

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