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PAPER TIGER – LEAF BONES

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Leaf Bones is the second release from Northampton’s Paper Tiger, and the first release on the new Gray Cake Tapes. The new EP continues the psychedelic pop of the first EP but contains more driving beats. Sonically the best comparisons for the EP are still the Elephant 6 sound, namely Circulatory System. Some of Masaki Batoh’s Ghost can be heard in the driving folk music of the psychedelia. Overall, the label’s statement seems to sum up the EP’s sound best: “too poppy for the weirdos and too weirdy for the poppos.” Mirroring the artwork, Paper Tiger continues to take an abstract and almost collaged approach to pop music, through experimentation and elements of psychedelia and folk music. For those who heard the first Paper Tiger EP this is more of the same, but has progressed enough to keep it fresh. Tapes are available in limited quantities, so pick up one before you miss out.

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