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Papernut Cambridge — Love the Things Your Lover Loves
(Gare du Nord GDNLP-BAG001, 2016, 2x10")

by Henry Schneider, Published 2016-06-11

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Papernut Cambridge’s fourth album has arrived. Unlike 2015’s Nutlets 1967-80, Love the Things Your Lover Loves is a set of whimsical original songs The twelve songs are inspired by melodic vintage psych pop with a bit of The Byrds and some trippy elements thrown in for good measure. This is happy music with a lot of hooks to draw you into their world. The songs cover a variety of topics from relationships to outer space. And the final song”We Are the Nut” is a catchy tune about the band. The album is a double 10” white vinyl set and there is a limited edition cassette of alternate and reworked instrumentals with different titles and track order. If you were not paying close attention, you might think that there is a total of 24 different tunes. But as you listen to the instrumentals you realize, hey I’ve heard that before. The vocals remind me a bit of The Luck of Eden Hall. But I much prefer the instrumentals. In some cases the instrumental is essentially the same as the vocal track. In others, they have reworked the music a bit with slightly different instrumentation. The songs that stand out for me are the trippy “I Promise You” and instrumental “Wake up and Say That,” “Them” and the instrumental “Gutterswoops,” “Kardashev Fails” and “Type 1 Superfail,” “St. Nicholas Vicarage” and “Fondant Blunders,” and “Mirology” and “Tomorrow Today.” Papernut Cambridge has not established itself as a band that is reminiscent of 60s pop psych, but is in a league of its own today.


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