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Jerry Paper

Jerry Paper 'Toon Time Raw!'

$ 13.00

01. In The Puzzle Room
02. Ginger & Ruth
03. Zoom Out
04. Kill the Dream
05. Stargazers
06. Benny Knows
07. Gracie II
08. Comma for Cow
09. Elastic Last Act
10. Hijinks Ensue
11. Shouldn't You Be Laughing?
12. Jumbo Ron
13. Plans
14. Nirvana Mañana

First pressing of the record is all on swirled purple marble vinyl. 

From Los Angeles-based artist Lucas Nathan, Jerry Paper is a projection of his Self — mutated into a vessel for catharsis and self-caricature. Jerry's songs deal with matters of loneliness, transcendence, corruption, and existential contemplations, all filtered through his idiosyncratic lens.

The latest full-length from Jerry Paper, 'Toon Time Raw!', is a continuation of Nathan’s amoebic mission. Whereas his previous seven albums featured him alone — with his synthesizer, drum machine, and the occasional guitar — this new record features backing instrumentation from Easy Feelings Unlimited, a jazz band who has asked to remain anonymous. Though the synth sax has been traded for real brass, it’s still the same Jerry songwriting. 

Emerging from a steady diet of Erasmo Carlos, Stereolab, Kevin Ayers, Prefab Sprout, Todd Rundgren, and Steely Dan with hefty doses of George Saunders and Don DeLillo, 'Toon Time Raw!' is a metamorphosis of Jerry’s style that nonetheless retains his characteristic wit and sentimentality. Musically, the album fills the space somewhere between jazz-rock, sophisti-pop, and psychedelia. Lyrically, the album follows a cast of anthropomorphic animals navigating their cartoon reality, facing "the quotidian aches and pains of being a Being." Can you imagine if Martin Heidegger created Looney Tunes? Jerry already did.

 


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