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Paper Kite make music to mellow out to

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If you want to have some music to just chill out to, check out Melbourne, Australia band, the Paper Kites’ new CD ‘States.’

 Click here to hear the Paper KitesIt is a very, very, mellow effort marked by ethereal, spooky, calmingly whispered  vocals  from Sam Bentley and Christina Lacy, who take turns singing lead vocals over delicate layers of instrumentation including guitars, steel guitars,piano, horns a variety of strings like cello, violin and viola and other instruments
 Noe of them really stand out as they all have a very similar sound.

 The ethereal vocals, while pleasant, give the CD complete consistency, with little deviation.

 ‘In Reverie’ is a sweet, more upbeat, ambient number though and “Never Heard A Sound’ is  a nicely arpeggiated blend of Paul Simon and the Shins.
“Tenenbaum’ is another very pretty number.
But while it is very similar sounding, The Paper Kites’ ‘States is a good CD to put on after a long day, maybe take a batch to, and just relax.

 — By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
CD: States
Band: The Paper Kites
Genre: indie pop
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