“It’s a musical dichotomy that truly exhibits the band’s versatility –
capable of creating club-ready anthems as well as
deeply resonant material.” – American Songwriter
“Better days are ahead for a musical universe wrapped up
in Paper Jackets’ heartfelt tunes and anthemic fervor.” – Pop Matters
“A collection of energetic, introspective soundscapes.”
July 10, 2020 – LOS ANGELES, CA – Paper Jackets are delivering their one of a kind alt-pop shine with their latest release Souvenirs Volume One. Available to stream now via Selma Records, the 10-track collection stretches and pulls at the genre of alternative rock. The album reveals a nostalgic theme throughout; touching on creative moments the band has experienced together to addiction and it’s many forms. Souvenirs Volume One is available to stream today at https://paper-jackets.lnk.to/
Ahead of today’s release, the band debuted singles “Miss You“, “What They Call a Life” and “Baby Teeth” from the album garnering praise from outlets like PopMatters, American Songwriter, Discovered Magazine, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Aesthetic Magazine and morewhile being top picks on KROQ’s Locals Only Playlist many times.
Paper Jackets was formed in 2016 as each musician was rotating through a number of Sunset Strip jam nights. What started as a few random meetings and sessions has since blossomed into a six-piece group consisting of James Mason (vocals), Emily Dickinson (keyboard, live backing vocals), Jonny Vesely (guitar), Miles Franco (bass, live backing vocals), David Allen (drums) and Aimee Proal (vocals). After releasing the EP Don’t Lose Your Head in 2018, Mason & co. grabbed opening slots for Bishop Briggs and the X Ambassadors and they haven’t slowed down since.
For all members of Paper Jackets, the road to creating this record has been long and not without its bumps. However, they’re more than excited for whatever the next steps may be. “There’s a sense of urgency,” says Mason, speaking to the album as a whole. “There’s this mentality of, we have to do this now, we have to make these songs now…There’s this artistic force that pushes me in that way.” Whatever force they are following, they’re sure to take some souvenirs for the road.
PHOTO CREDIT: JACOB BOLL
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