US - California - Full Moon 179 - 04/18/11
Sub Pop / Tuba!
Fading Parade is the fourth album from the California-based
dream-pop band Papercuts. It is their first on Sub Pop Records.
Fading Parade opens with "Do You Really Wanna Know", an
ambitious up-tempo, happy-sad tune that quite promising tells that
getting Papercuts leading man, Jason
Robert Quever out of his home-studio was a very good thing. That is not
to say that Papercuts previous recordings where no-good, since they
actually were just fine. But
the broader sounsdcape of Fading Parade surely becomes the
resonant and lush dream pop well.
Fading Parade is one of those albums that grows on you. From
the opener, through the cloudy "I'll See You Later, I Guess", the
slacker-like "Chills", the pretty
sweet shogaezed "Wait Till I'm Dead" to the airy melancholy of the
closure "Charades", it reveals a new subtle layer of tender
bitter-sweetness with every listening.
Papercuts has with Fading Parade delivered a nice, and gentle
atmospheric pop album that, thanks to a Quiver's sophisticated touch,
makes it a pretty good soundtrack
for a sunny spring-afternoon.
Copyright © 2011 Aslaug O Klausen