SEA WITCH PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
SUGAR CANDY MOUNTAIN / PAPERCUTS
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
This event is all ages
SUGAR CANDY MOUNTAIN (album release party!)
If Brian Wilson had dropped acid on the beach in Brazil and decided to record an album with Os Mutantes and The Flaming Lips, it would sound like this.
Subtlety is often an underrated quality. That’s partly why Papercuts’ new album, Fading Parade band’s fourth overall, and first for Sub Pop—is such a breath of fresh air. Papercuts prinicipal Jason Robert Quever’s beautiful songwriting is thoughtful, quietly evocative and simultaneously ambitious. This is dream pop of the highest order, but unlike a lot of contemporary bands that fall under the same sonic umbrella, Papercuts isn’t trying to emulate shoegaze heavy hitters from yesteryear. Instead, Quever’s embraced a gentler, more sophisticated approach to presenting pop music that’s steeped in atmosphere.
Crafted over the course of several months, Fading Parade is meticulously designed pop music, with a fully developed sense of space and a sturdy wall of sound. With the aid of strings, autoharp, Mellotron, Moogs, 12-string acoustic guitars, piano, Echoplexes, analog tape and digital recording, Fading Parade is wide-ranging and adventurous, through the up-tempo jangle of “Do You Really Wanna Know,” the soaring and resonant “Do What You Will,” the moody swirl of “I’ll See You Later I Guess,” the folky, piano-driven “Winter Daze,” and on. Imagine Belle & Sebastian teaming up with Slowdive and recording with Phil Spector back when he was killing it in the studio rather than, well, you know.
Denver-based Quintet Flaural is a contemporary blend of new wave, shoegaze, and psych pop. The band consists of Singer and bassist Collin Johnson, Guitarist Noah Pfaff, Drummer Nick Berlin, Scott Storch, and Multi-instrumentalist Connor Birch. Formed in the early 2015, Flaural employs traditional rock instruments with a modern fare of abstract synth and guitar textures, driving 'kraut-y' drum grooves, and introspective lyrics and vocals.