Planes on Paper

The Crocodile Presents:

Planes on Paper

Tall Tall Trees (Release tour), Ritchie Young of Loch Lomond (EP release show, Hush Records)

Thu, August 24, 2017

8:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$12 Adv.

This event is 21 and over

Planes on Paper
Planes on Paper
There has been no shortage of bands that sound like Planes on Paper in the last 10 years of Seattle music, which makes it simultaneously delightful and frustrating when one of them is clearly a full head taller than the others."
- Sean Nelson, The Stranger -

“This is folk music at the highest level.” – Greg Jones, Ear to the Ground Music
“Planes on Paper expertly maneuvers dual vocals to produce this eerie, serene, beautiful aesthetic […] simultaneously mellow and powerful.” – Fallon Schlossman, WNYC New York
“[…] it’s easy to see why Planes on Paper is starting to attract serious attention on the neo-folkie scene.” – Paul de Barros, The Seattle Times
As a one year-old project, Planes on Paper was already receiving high praise from a nearly endless list of media outlets across the country: The Seattle Times, American Songwriter Magazine, KEXP, WNYU New York, The Revue, Ear To The Ground, and The Stranger, to name just a few. Now two years in, the praise continues, and the songwriting duo is selling out small venues on both coasts, and playing some of the Northwest’s most noteworthy festivals... all without yet releasing an album; that speaks volumes about the strength of Planes on Paper’s live performances. Described as, “a cohesive, stark showcase of pure, unadulterated song craft,” they are a show not to be missed.
Tall Tall Trees (Release tour)
Tall Tall Trees (Release tour)
Tall Tall Trees, formed in 2008, is the musical project of multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Mike Savino. Often performing on a home-rigged electric banjo sent through an array of pedals and loopers, Savino along with longtime collaborators Mathias Künzli (drums), Kyle Sanna (guitar, keyboard), and Benjamin Campbell (bass) create music that is a blend of folk and rock with the occasional foray into psychedelia.

Moment, the band's sophomore album, made possible by a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, was released February 2012 via the band's own Good Neighbor Records. The album has been called "an LP of majestic sonic qualities" by Groopease and showcases their evolution from a quirky bluegrass-leaning side project into a fully formed indie-rock band. Recorded by Matthew Cullen (My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne) at Dreamland Studios (Fleet Foxes, Delta Spirit) outside of Woodstock, NY, and mixed by Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man), moment finds the band crafting a rich textured sound to support the more complex themes dealt with in this set of nine songs. Inspired by a group camping trip into the Alaskan wilderness, moment tells the story of a man yearning for escape and connection with nature. Listen Before You Buy called it a "beautiful and compelling album", drawing references to Wilco and Brian Eno.

Tall Tall Trees' self-titled debut was released in 2009. Jezebel Music dubbed it "a perfect storm of catchy songwriting, spot on performances, and crisp, inventive production." The record became a mainstay on college radio charts for several months despite the band's lack of promotional funding. According to College Music Journal , "it's impossible not to smile at their pop-driven folk songs" earning the band official showcases at the CMJ Music Marathon three years in a row.

Songs like "Heart Says Go" and "Bubble Gum" have found their way onto television shows like Teen Mom, American Pickers, and Two and a Half Men and have earned the band a loyal cult following for their eclectic brand on indie folk-rock.
Ritchie Young of Loch Lomond (EP release show, Hush Records)
Ritchie Young of Loch Lomond (EP release show, Hush Records)
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://www.thecrocodile.com/