I’ve recently gotten into this habit where I hang out on YouTube like a teenager looking for music that I enjoy. I can literally get sucked in for hours and hours listening to tunes in “related videos”, and it was this exact habit that has led me to some of my newest favourites. One of these favourites is called Papermaps, comprised of Dean Marino (singer/songwriter/lead guitar),Wendy Leung (keys/vocals), Bobby Lee (drums), Todd Harrison (guitar/synth), and Betty Dimo (bass)and if you follow me on Twitter you’ll have seen me mention them more than once. It’s like every time I listen to their self-titled album, I just have to mention how taken I am with this band.
I’m glad to have found these guys because I love supporting Canadian music, but also because their sound is one that I find beautifully layered. From the sounds of their first single which cracked the Canadian Top 40 (for obvious reasons, because it’s awesome) “Reunion”….
…To the song that consistently breaks my heart without fail, Wishful Thinker….
I’ve found another one of those amazing Canadian albums that just reaches into my heart and pulls out my feelings exactly as they are.
And when it comes to incredible music and musicians, when you feel something so deeply? You support it with all your heart.
Luckily for me, despite being in a position of major transition (and to be honest, who isn’t?) Papermaps is moving forward with their new EP, Inferior Ghost. Having heard one of the tracks, “There Are Wolves”, from this new endeavor I can say without any hesitation that I am looking forward to hearing more of the future sounds coming from Papermaps, who are cited as being one of Toronto’s most loved Indie bands.
And why wouldn’t they be? I, for one, expect to see big things from these guys as they continue to grow and create, and if they happen to be playing on the West coast any time soon? You can count me in.
If you’ve got a love for great Canadian artists and Indie Music, I think you’ll love checking out what’s available from Papermaps, as well as what will soon become available as Inferior Ghost is set to be released in August, 2012. Connect with Papermaps on Twitter, on Facebook, or to purchase their music check out Bandcamp where you can pick up their self entitled Papermaps album for just $8. And come on…. That’s barely more than a large fancy coffee.