With harmonies galore and a brilliant progressive pop sound, Houston’s own Paper Gliders make beautiful music together. This all-too-short three-song EP gives us just a taste of their brilliance and whets our appetite for their first full-length album.
Recommendation: Definitely take a chance on this band. They are truly worthy of future stardom.
They’ve taken the Lo Fi Indie sound that is more archetypally popular in the UK over to the US and created something experimentally inventive. Whilst in part, it felt as though the up and coming band were being a little extra about appearing prodigal, the anthemic energy was infectious either way.
"Although the “Trials” EP is a short 3 track offering (at time of review the track listing was 3 distinctive tracks), it is full of vibrant and hypnotic wonder. The talent of these artists individually and together is really something to be admired, showing that the large group format does work to the benefit of an album’s development."
-Joseph Timmons, IndiePulse Music (9/2/2018)
Trials – which can be streamed beginning September 7 and purchased online – could be messy under the direction of a lesser band. After all, none of the three tracks sound all that alike (save for the consistent presence of a keyboard), and different vocalists are certainly going to bring their own flavor to each track. However, Trials actually benefits from a sampling of tastes and talents. It’s almost like three different mini-bands joined forces for a sort of local supergroup vibe.
”PAPER GLIDERS’ ‘This Magazine Scene’ describes for us at least, the hectic gaps in our lives, always the last to be recognized, but oh so important, either way. It goes with the flow or not at all. “Helen. You should go with the flow. You should accept his proposal to take you on that date. What do you think?” Okay.