PAPERCUTS – ” I Want My Jacket Back “

Posted: June 27, 2022 in MUSIC

Jason Quever has lived a high-stakes life. Raised in a commune until he was 10, he lost both of his parents while still in his teens. Now the singer/songwriter is channelling his experiences into musical cocoons that he makes in his home studio. “I don’t want to hit people over the head. That’s just not who I am. I don’t necessarily like to be the centre of attention,” he’s clarified. Although not the centre of attention, Quever’s presence has pockmarked the DIY indie verse, from his producing credits (Beach House, Luna, Owen Ashworth) to his long-running project Papercuts, which recently released “Past Life Regression“. Its reams of misty guitars, quivering synthesizers, and Spector-esque production confirm that Papercuts doesn’t let go of the past, but finds a way to harness it to heady, euphonious results.

Jason Quever has been releasing timeless guitar- based dream pop as Papercuts since 2004, impervious to trends or micro genres that have come and gone around him. In that regard, his contemporaries are artists like Hiss Golden Messenger, Fruit Bats, Andy Shauf or Kings of Convenience – artists who are more concerned with song craft and perfecting their sound, and less concerned with gimmicks or fitting into a specific scene.

Past Life Regression” is his new album and it’s a journey into the dreamier reaches of psychedelic folk-pop that digs deep into influences as wide- ranging as The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Spiritualized, Echo and The Bunnymen, Leonard Cohen and late 60s pop of various flavours.

Jason Quever is / was also the producer for Beach House, Dean Wareham and Cass McCombs, among others

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