Discover & Download - Paper Jackets

February 18, 2019

Paper Jackets emerges from the LA indie-pop scene to offer listeners a fist full of glitter amid the layers of their synth inspired sound, memorable hooks, and catchy lyrics. Influenced by artists such as The 1975, Grouplove, CHVRCHES, and Walk the Moon, the band teamed up in Silver Lake, CA to record the band’s first EP, Don’t Lose Your Head, a twenty minute set of songs that weaves singer James Mason’s natural emotive voice into Ethan Kaufmann’s slick production.

Stacked high with experimental indie rock and synth-pop gleam, lead single “Trigger” as well as the other tracks off their debut EP are all buoyed by keen lyricism. Thematically, the songs revolve around the anxiety and tension that nearly every 20-something has grappled with: transitioning from a more careless existence to fitting in with the bewildering idea of what it means to be an “adult.” The EP also calls to attention the damage done to personal relationships caught in the corners of addiction and depression.