Paper Beat Scissors (2012)

The full-length debut album produced by Michael Feuerstack and mixed by Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara introduced a wider world to the music of Paper Beat Scissors, catching the ear of the likes of “Whispering” Bob Harris at the BBC as well as Rolling Stone Magazine in Germany. The album obsesses over ends; ends as states of loss, ends as places for reflection, ends as necessary preconditions to new beginnings. Along with a cast of characters that would recur over future releases (Pietro Amato – French horn, Gregory Burton – brass arrangements, Sebastian Chow – violin) the album also features cameos from two of East Coast Canada’s best loved songwriters in Tanya Davis and Rose Cousins.