LAST MINUTE PLANS: Papercuts At Schubas
By Michele Lenni in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 23, 2011 4:20PM
Photo by Chloe Aftel
Though Quever has been making recordings and putting them out for more than a decade, it's obvious that his recent efforts are aided by the recent revival of all things indie rock and '90s. Much like his Sub Pop label-mates Beach House and Low , Quever also prides himself on playing slow, lush and melodic tunes obviously inspired by two bands on the opposite sound spectrum in many ways: The Velvet Underground and pre-Gram Parsons era Byrds.
Their latest effort, The Fading Parade, is probably their most realized effort to date, with songs that traipse between a keen structural sensibility and a discernible appreciation for the minuet, layered details that create an aesthetic both rich in lyrical content and atmospheric qualities. Although Papercuts records have been known to make it to our turntable on more than one occasion on rainy days such as these, we think hearing them live in a small, intimate venue like Schubas is a must see.
Papercuts play tonight, March 23, at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport at 9 p.m. $12 at the door, 21+