Album Release: The Paper Kites – On The Corner Where You Live
After their recent official gold certification in the US, Melbourne indie folk outfit The Paper Kites have been quietly preparing for the highly anticipated release of their fourth studio album On The Corner Where You Live, set for release via Wonderlick / Sony Music Australia.
Give them your tired, your lonely, your lovesick, your unsure, The Paper Kites have a song for each of them on this latest album. On The Corner Where You Live wafts evocatively with noir-ish saxophones, guitars, ambient traffic, even the languid sound of rain. It’s levitating and bittersweet; heavy-hearted stories that are resoundingly universal. Ahead of the release, the band have dropped a gorgeous music video to accompany the melancholy album track, Give Me Your Fire, Give Me Your Rain.
Give Me Your Fire, Give Me Your Rain is a deeply special album cut, and has been presented alongside a thoughtful, heady clip, directed by Drew Wilson and edited by The Paper Kites’ own frontman Sam Bentley.
Both On The Corner Where You Live and the band’s surprise album drop for 2018, On The Train Ride Home, follow up the critically acclaimed 2015 album twelvefour. The Paper Kites (which also includes vocalist Christina Lacy, guitarist Dave Powys, drummer Josh Bentley and bassist Sam Rasmussen) have earned a loyal, organic fan base. In the eight years since they formed, what’s followed is an impressive reach of their music with standout single Bloom (from their Woodland EP) certified gold with 700,000 tracks sold across America, which sees them join a small list of Aussie artists (including AC DC, INXS, Midnight Oil, SIA, Kylie Minogue, Flume and Silverchair) who have received gold accreditation in the US.
On The Corner Where You Live is co-produced with Grammy-winner Peter Katis (Interpol, The National) at his studio in Connecticut – a 120-year old Victorian era home that the band lived and recorded in for 5 weeks. Sam spoke of the moment the album’s concept clicked together, saying, “It’s a collection of stories about these characters all living in an apartment building; I wanted to capture moments, feelings, it’s about people and their stories.” This album is one best listened to from start to finish, as each story seeps into the next; meditative yet complex, On The Corner Where You Live will not disappoint The Paper Kites’ loyal fanbase, and will enamour new and existing audiences alike. Immersed in an aural diet of blues and jazz, the band collaborated with Los Angeles film-noir artist Gina Higgins on the album’s artwork, who also painted the cover for On The Train Ride Home and worked closely with the band on the concept.
The band has also been steadily touring across 4 continents, 24 countries with nearly 200 shows in just under 3 years. With over half a billion streams and nearly 4 million monthly listeners on Spotify, they continue to amass new fans wherever they go. They’ve also announced a 21 date North American and UK headline tour, kicking off in Los Angeles on November 6, before moving through San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnepeg, St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Waterloo, London, Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, New York and finishing up in Washington on December 1. And word is, Australian fans shouldn’t fret – down under dates are on the horizon.
On The Corner Where You Live is available as a deluxe double gold and silver coloured limited edition vinyl.
On The Corner Where You Live track list
- A Gathering on 57th
- Give Me Your Fire, Give Me Your Rain
- Deep Burn Blue
- Mess We Made
- Red Light
- On the Corner Where You Live
- Midtown Waitress
- When It Hurts You
- Does It Ever Cross Your Mind
- Don’t Keep Driving
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