The Paper Sound is anything but ordinary. Sure, sure, you may think they’re just another indie band, falling lost within the hundreds of others that came before, what makes them so different? And at surface level, with guitar (Josh Wheeler), drums (Nate Sjogren), bass (John Miller) and singer (Phil Kinney) they might appear to be just that: another band – but don’t let that scare you off…
There’s something special brewing within the Detroit four-piece band, and we’re not the first ones to have taken notice. They go so far beyond a simple, catchy tune and make music that inspires.
With driving guitar melodies, touches of Americana, and flashes of power pop, The Paper Sound have cultivated a sound that is uniquely their own….and it’s lighting up Detroit.
Imagine a sound that rings similar to Radiohead while, at the same time, bringing in the soulfulness of Neil Young and symphonic sounds of Death Cab For Cutie. Quite an eclectic mix of musicians, don’t you think?
Well, that’s because The Paper Sound blends together the best of each of them – they’re not defined by any one genre. Guitarist Josh Wheeler said it perfectly, “Since all good genres have ‘post’ or ‘core’ in them, we’d probably describe it as ‘post-indie-rock-moody-Americana-power-pop-core.”
They illuminate audiences with their uniquely powerful tunes and CW50 was lucky enough to be gifted the chance to debut one exclusive track off of their new album.
…exclusively for YOU, that is…
“Worn” was specially released just to CW50, and now, we’re bringing it to you before the album is even released! Hear it here first…Check out the track here!
Trajectories is The Paper Sound’s third full-length album, which will be released at The Loving Touch in Ferndale, this Friday, April 18th at 8pm.
Don’t miss the album’s release show, which will also have performances from other Detroit bands, Radio Burns and Ronny Tibbs & The 305’s (who will also be releasing a new album at the show)! Tickets are only $8 and that gets you copies of Ronny Tibbs & the 305’s new EP Square Hole 45 and The Paper Sound’s new LP Trajectories. Find more information on the release party here!