"A Dictator's Lament"
courtesy of the artist
Jason Quever of Papercuts.
With layered electronic melodies, freak-folk drones and road-worn personal narratives, the dreamy San Francisco band Papercuts is led by Jason Quever. His sincere vocals give Papercuts a timeless pop-rock sound, but with an independent twist.
Quever was raised on a California commune, and wandered the coast until he settled in San Francisco. His musical career started when he broke into a vacationing friend's home with an eight-track in hand and recorded a few piano parts for Cass McCombs. Since then, Quever has developed an astonishingly simple and powerful pop sound while collaborating with the likes of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone and Vetiver.
Papercuts' fourth album, You Can Have What You Want, finds Quever maintaining his dreamy sound, while still singing boyishly and sweetly of a quiet, ending world. For this album, he's collaborated with Alex Scally of Baltimore's Beach House, as well as drummer Graham Hill.