Preview: Planes on Paper
The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
With their latest single, “Television,” Yakima duo Planes on Paper deliver a fresh dip into their renowned folk stylings, all warm-hearted harmonies, and careful guitar, with a side of larger purpose. In their own words, “At present, there are a staggering many one-liners and buzzwords shutting down the most important conversations regarding humanity, and our duty to care for one another. “Television,” is lamenting that sad state of things, comparing the American populace to a failing marriage: two people so tired of trying to convince one another of anything that they just turn up the TV rather than listen to each other speak.”
It’s the kind of track that feels sweet while making you feel like you’ve found understanding, leaving you affected to look at life with reawakened eyes. It sounds like yesteryear with an ear to modern culture, and their unassuming yet exceptional folk songcraft just keeps getting better and better.
Having just returned to the Pacific Northwest during a probably-too-adventurous tour, Navid Eliot and Jen Borst will be bringing their sweet, sweet sounds to The Crocodile to woo you into a giant group hug. Joined by Tall Tall Trees and Ritchie Young of Loch Lomond, both with their own new releases, it’s sure to be a night of stunning songwriting and top-notch vocals.
Thursday, August 24 | 8:00 PM
Preview by Stephanie Dore
Photo by Nirav Patel