The Psychedelic Sounds of The Paperhead

The Paperhead (Formerly The Looking Glass) first appeared on my radar when Nashville’s Dead released their 45 (Yellowbook b/w Dear Mr. Vacant) late last year. When I heard the sweet psychedelia dripping from the wax I couldn’t believe that it was made by a bunch of kids in Nashville in 2010. On March 22nd Chicago record label Trouble In Mind will release the first full length from The Paperhead.

From TIM’s website:

Upon your first listen to this record you may think that you’ve stumbled onto some lost nugget from 1968. The Paperhead take their name from a lyric in July’s golden-age psychedelic single “My Clown” and while the record may have a vintage sound, it’s mind boggling to learn that it was written and recorded in the summer of 2010 by three 18 year old kids from Nashville, Tennessee. Neo-psych fans may hear a more ambitious ‘White Fence’ or a poppier ‘Spacemen 3’ while more classic minded listeners may recall ‘The Pretty Things’, their namesake ‘July’ or post-LSD ‘Beatles’.

Before they all went their separate ways to start college Ryan Jennings and his closest childhood friends Walker Mimms and Peter Stringer-Hye holed up to record an album that combines all the orchestrated pop layers, eastern influence and groovy instrumentals of a classic British Psych record. With Cheap Time’s Jeffrey Novak as producer & “spritual advisor” these guy’s technical and songwriting abilities far outreach their young age, while still maintaining a sense of wonder about the world and a dash of charming naivete.

RIYL: White Fence, Black Angels, Pink Floyd, J.K. & Co, Kaleidoscope (U.K.)

1. Let Me Know
2. Excerpt From Simon’s 1
3. Evergreen Tangerine
4. Back To Those Days
5. Can’t Keep My Eye’s Open
6. Easy Living
7. Do You Ever Think Of Me?
8. Excerpt From Simon’s 2
9. Getting Older
10. Come Again?
11. Wisdom
12. He’s Mirrored
Also on March 22nd Trouble In Mind will be releasing a 4 song solo EP from Cheap Time front man and Nashvillian, Jeffrey Novak. This is the second installment in their “Solo Series”.
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