The Paper Kites Release Debut LP 'States' on October 1; Followed By Tour With City & Colour

Australian indie-folk outfit The Paper Kites are set to release their debut album States on October 1st via Nettwerk Records.

Throughout States there’s nods to Simon & Garfunkel and Bob Dylan (stripped down duet “Never Heard A Sound”); energetic pop odes to angry individualists (“Young”); and rough and messy rock (“A Lesson From Mr Gray”). With the seven minute album closer “I Done You So Wrong,” States is as unique as it is captivating.

The Paper Kites enlisted the help of friend and collaborator Tim Coghill, a composer who appears on six tracks. It was Coghill’s touch in the studio, which saw further additions of color, including musical boxes and bowing cymbals (on first single “St Clarity”), clarinets and brass sections (“Portrait 19”), violin, cello and violas and other soundscape additions.

Last month, The Paper Kites shared the first single from States, the official music video for “St. Clarity.” Directed by two-time ARIA winning director Natasha Pincus, who also helmed the celebrated video for Gotye’s Grammy-winning track “Somebody That I Used To Know,” the video is a gorgeous blend of music and Pincus’ exquisite storytelling.

Watch The Video For “St. Clarity” Here:

This October, the quintet will cross waters for their North American debut, supporting City And Colour. The Paper Kites will provide support from Atlanta, GA to Oakland, CA before heading out for their own headline tour. This marks the first time the band has toured in North America since forming in 2010 (full dates below).

The Paper Kites is Sam Bentley (lead vox, guitar, harmonica), Christina Lacy (lead vox, guitar, keys, mandolin), David Powys (vox, guitar, banjo, lap steel), Josh Bentley (drums, percussion) and Sam Rasmussen (bass, synths).

In the coming weeks, stay tuned for more information.

Tour Dates:
* With City And Colour
** Headline Tour Dates

2-Oct    Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle *
3-Oct    Tampa, FL @ Jannus *
4-Oct    Jacksonville, FL @ Ponte Vedra *
5-Oct    Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues *
7-Oct    New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues *
8-Oct    Dallas, FL @ Granada Theater *
10-Oct  Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre *
11-Oct  Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee *
12-Oct   Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues *
14-Oct   San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues *
16-Oct   Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia *
17-Oct   Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia *
18-Oct   Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre *
21-Oct   Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios **
22-Oct   Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern **
23-Oct   Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar **
24-Oct   Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore **
26-Oct   Kelowna, BC @ Habitat **
28-Oct   Nelson, BC @ Spirit Bar **
29-Oct  Edmonton, AB @ Starlite **
30-Oct  Calgary, AB @ SAIT **
1-Nov    Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo's **
2-Nov    Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre **
3-Nov    Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry **
5-Nov    Chicago, IL @ Schubas **
7-Nov    Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe **
8-Nov    Montreal, QB @ Il Motore **
9-Nov    Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Club **
11-Nov  Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's **
14-Nov  New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge **

Track List:

1. Malleable Beings
2. St. Clarity
3. Living Colour
4. Gates
5. Young
6. A Lesson From Mr Gray
7. Tin Lover
8. Cold Kind Hand
9. Never Heard A Song
10. In Reverie
11. Tennenbaum
12. Portrait
13. I Done You So Wrong

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