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Lawless - Single

by Paper Beat Scissors

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Lawless is the 2nd single from Paper Beat Scissors' sophomore album Go On.

A meditation on the ways we can delude ourselves and others without realizing, the song breezes slowly in on Tim Crabtree's languorous vocals, and ethereal pedal steel before cataclysmic drums rip the peace apart and mournful orchestral swells push at the edges and the tension subsides, leaving the song to die away on a wave of stark yet warm keyboards and tremolo violins.


released July 17, 2015

Engineered by Dean Nelson, Simon Larochette, Charles Austin + Diego Medina

Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Keyboards, Percussion by Tim Crabtree
Drums by Nathan Doucet
Pedal Steel by Michael Feuerstack
Brass by Gregory Burton + Pietro Amato
Strings by Patrick Cruvellier
Bassoon by Devin Wesley

Mixed by Graeme Campbell

Mastered by J. LaPointe




Paper Beat Scissors Montreal, Québec

Musical monstrosity deposited in Montreal, Quebec after the first years in Burnley, England.

Tim Crabtree’s haunting voice burns at the centre of the Paper Beat Scissors sound with an honesty and rawness that skirts discomfort.
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