It may surprise some that Paper Airplanes, a three-to-six-piece, hails from Wichita, KS, not Montreal or Athens, GA. Never mind the plains are home to The Flaming Lips, to which Paper Airplanes has loosely been compared. The closest comparison we could find in the plains states is to a tornado, for the band can certainly pick up and toss around whatever instrument they wish and whip up a helluva storm when they're in the mood. Their music can be likened to a cross between early-Built to Spill, the range and audaciousness of The Arcade Fire, the organic sensibilities of Ticonderoga and the playful abandon of Deerhoof.

" And here I thought the days of exuberant indie rock were over." So begins a review of Boyhood on the esteemed webzine Coke Machine Glow. The writer, unconvinced by the music of Wolf Parade or The Arcade Fire, yearned for a to follow in the hallowed footsteps of The Shins, Grandaddy, Beulah and Olivia Tremor Control. "Then, out of the blue, came Paper Airplanes."




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