Paper Airplanes – The Fences

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Of course Gaz Coombes was writing fantastic songs (well at least one anyway) for the Jennifers aged 14 so it should come as no surprise that the young bucks from Paper Airplanes who made ‘Boyhood’ should be capable of a nice tune or 2. In fact they’ve made a clutch of great ones, full of opportunistic variations on the indie rock theme. If variety be the spice of life then surely this Wichita mob have enough elixir to fill several racks. ‘The Fences’ opens the album in epic fashion, in many ways it’s one song inside several songs. This Russian doll approach serves the band well as ‘The Fences’ has all the charm and chaotic good humour of a Christmas get together. The stars (and there are many) of the piece include Marcus Stoesz’s aching vocals, some ingenious string arrangements and a piano that just refuses to stand still. This is another new opus to call your own. KD

Paper Airplanes – The Fences

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Album: Boyhood
Year: 2007ish

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2 Comments

  1. August 1, 2007
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    Paper airplanes is the best freakin indie band in Witchita!!!

  2. Anonymous
    September 26, 2007
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    Paper Airplanes is definitely the best indie band in Kansas. Possibly best indie band anywhere…

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