Columbus, Ohio’s Yellow Paper Planes are indie but not cutesy. They can be heavy but not aggro. Power pop for punks who like country. Folk music for folks who kind of hate folk music.
Reforming after the dissolution of roots-rockers Joshua P. James and the Paper Planes, drummer for that band, Brandon Woods and front man, Joshua P. James, picked up a new bassist in Peter Mendenhall (Go Analog, Hocking River String Band) and a keys/guitar player in Jeremy Ebert (The Driftwood Motion) and began charting a newly invigorated course in the fall of 2013. A spiral fracture in Woods’ right hand put the skids on progress that was leading them into the studio.
The hiatus allowed YPP to step back and take their time with figuring out where this new project was headed. The band has tightened up their vision with a batch of new songs that further stretch any notion of easy genre classification.
A tumultuous couple of years, both in music and personally have given James new insight into his own demons and triumphs and the writing shows that. In the winter of 2014, YPP headed into the studio to finally record their debut, titled Feather’s Touch. It is available now online through all major digital distribution channels and through the band’s webstore.
Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering “Knock Once” from their latest effort. Enjoy it below.
(Visit the band at http://www.yellowpaperplanes.com.)