Paper Airplane

Who You Know

WWA022 - 10/18/2011

Release date announced!  October 17th, 2011   Check out the album now on their Paper Airplane Bandcamp site


There’s a saying in Ohio: If you don’t like the weather just wait a couple minutes and it’ll change. Likewise, PAPER AIRPLANE has set its path on creating melodic, vocal-based indie pop that never really goes where you think it will. Gentle indie pop often turns into something more experimental and rough – sometimes within the same song. The point is the craft of song-writing, in lieu of vacuous trends. The band has released two LPs, including the 2007 critic’s favorite “Middlemarch” (All Hail Records) and the 2009 “White Elephants,” recorded with Cincinnati engineer Brian Niesz (Heartless Bastards). The group’s third LP “Who You Know will be released on We Want Action in 2011. “Middlemarch” was released to critical praise and radio play across the country. Columbus Alive called it among the top releases from the city in the past 30 years. “Middlemarch is an exquisite record filled with brilliant musings on the minutia of daily life,” Columbus Alive reporter John Ross wrote. Featured on college radio stations across the United States and Canada, Paper Airplane has been a featured band on the influential Nic Harcourt’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” and other KCRW shows. The group’s music is often featured by clothing company Hollister and has appeared on television shows such as Roadtrip Nation. Paper Airplane has supported such national recording artists as Mates of State, Heartless Bastards, The Walkmen, Rogue Wave, Matt Pond PA, The National, Robbers on High Street, The Redwalls, Richard Swift, Howlin’ Maggie, the legendary Dick Dale, The Minders and more. “They are quirky and hard to pin down,” critic Kari Wethington wrote. “Too sweet to be punk rock, too earnest to be indie rock, too loud to be folk.” The group has mobilized a dedicated regional following based on a tight, decidedly more aggressive and spirited sound than those shows of the past. With drummer Antonio Garza, and keyboardist Teresa Kent-Horns, Ryan Horns and his band have found a way to avoid trends and focus entirely on the craft of song-writing, while always staying true to themselves.

Track Listing

The Mailman
Sitting In The Back Seat
Millions of Fireflies
Who You Know
I Don't Ask Questions
(I Think You've) Had Enough
Don't Ask Me Why
Valentine's Day
You Don't See Me Anymore
Only You
The Assistants
Pigeon's Theme