Papercuts You Can Have What You Want

Papercuts You Can Have What You Want
After two albums of melancholic pop/folk built from guitar and piano, Jason Quever has decided to shake up the foundations of Papercuts. For his third full-length, the San Franciscan uses markers such as "Creation and 4AD Records, the Zombies, '60s French pop and Can's Future Days" as inspiration. The result finds Papercuts' folksy sound transformed into a marshmallow world of misty reverb, whimsical melodies and multifarious rhythms built for headphone indulgence. Most notable is how prominently Quever now utilizes his vintage organ, a modification that brings iridescence to his yearning, paradisiacal melodies. Leading most of the album, the crestfallen tones of the organ accentuate the pathos in Quever's longing pipes, like an undertaker at a wake. But You Can Have What You Want isn't completely sad sack; Quever always leaves a light on at the end of the tunnel, even working up tracks like "Dictator's Lament" and "Dead Love" as breathtaking examples of how he can write a pop song as well as one stained with tears. (Gnomonsong)