New Music : racingpaperplanes – The Oars

September 4, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Back in March Sweden’s racingpaperplanes put out a free digital single for their song In And Out Of Coma, an insanely catchy slice of alt country pop that has securely cemented itself as one of my favorite songs of the year. A week or so ago they released a new single for The Oars b/w How Did This Ocean Get So Vast. This time around they’ve chosen a bit darker brooding route, more akin to Heartbreaker era Ryan Adams or On The Beach era Neil Young, than the upbeat pop sounds of The Jayhawks or The Byrds they echoed the last time. Two more powerful songs that show this is a band to keep a watch on. A full length album is due very soon, and based on these early tastes it will be a keeper indeed.

A: racingpaperplanes – The Oars
B: racingpaperplanes – How Did This Ocean Get So Vast


New Music : racingpaperplanes

March 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Give these guys a listen and you’ll swear you’re hearing some band from the midwestern or deep southern US steeped in roots music of their surroundings. But alas, you’re listening to Gothenburg’s Sweden’s racingpaperplanes brand new web single, in and out of coma from their upcoming fourth album. It’s a classic side of warm, rolling alt country that brings to mind the jangly harmony laden sound of bands like The Jayhawks or The Byrds.

racingpaperplanes is
Richard Wilson – Acoustic guitar, Lead vocals, Banjo, sometimes drums, organs, percussion and what not…
Glen Gilbert – Guitars, lapsteel, backing vocals
Jakob Lilja – Bass
Marcus Jönsson – Guitar
Drums – Pär-Anders Zetterberg

MP3: racingpaperplanes -In And Out Of Coma
get the b-side drive

Upcoming Shows:
March 19 Kontiki, Gothenburg
March 20 Hängmattan, Gothenburg
March 23 Mosebacke, Stockholm
May 9 Antje Öklesund, Berlin
August 13, Kräfskivefestivalen, Dalsland