The Paper Kites will release their gorgeous new album On The Corner Where You Live, this September 21.
They certainly have a lot to celebrate, what with their song Bloom going Gold in the US (the band has over half a BILLION streams under their belt!), and this spectacular new album - the follow up to their latest, On The Train Ride Home, which came out earlier this year. On The Corner Where You Live is preceded by the first single Deep Burn Blue, which dropped in July.
Deep Burn Blue (listen) floats into the consciousness with heady guitars, driving percussion, and expressive vocals that twist, build and turn as the track drifts. It’s gentle yet assertive – something that fans have come to expect from The Paper Kites.
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. This album 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. 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.
On The Train Ride Home and On The Corner Where You follow up the band’s critically acclaimed 2015 album twelvefour. The Paper Kites 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 nearly 700,000 tracks sold across America, which sees them join a small list of Aussie artists (including ACDC, INXS, Midnight Oil, SIA, Kylie Minogue, Flume and Silverchair) who have received GOLD accreditation in the US. The band has also been steadily touring across 4 continents, 24 countries with nearly 200 shows in just under 3 years.