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Paper Beat Scissors

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“Absolutely stunning... wonderful... startling and beautiful” – ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

“This isn’t merely indie folk music: Paper Beat Scissors is a genuine work of effortless art.” – Pop Matters

“Crabtree’s more than one to watch, he’s one to listen to, now.” – Americana UK

“…potent enough for an otherworld experience.” – CBC

SLEEVE NOTES

to Halifax for convincing me to stay

to Nathan Sutherland for keeping me in the country

There are so many people without whom this album would not have been possible. So many who inspired, so many who worked on it, so many who just kept me going before, during and after. I want to give them their due, but there is far too little space here, so I've set up a page of the website to say a proper thank you. I am a lucky pup - thank you all.

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credits

released March 6, 2012

Tim Crabtree – vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion, sampling, electronic production, arrangements
Mike Feuerstack – electric guitar, lap steel, vocals, soundscaping (1,2,3,4,6,7,8)
Kyle Cunjak – electric bass, double bass (2,4,6,7,8,10)
Mike Belyea – drums, percussion, wheelbarrow (2,4,6,7,8,10)
Sebastian Chow – violin, string arrangements (7,8,10)
Gregory Burton – euphonium, trumpet, brass arrangements (2,4)
Pietro Amato – french horn, horn arrangements (1,6)
Rose Cousins – vocals (10)
Tanya Davis – vocals (8)
Andrew Sisk – vocals (1)
Mona Varichon – french horn (4)
Felix Del Tredici – trombone (4)
Jessie Tesolin – cello (8)

Produced by Mike Feuerstack and Tim Crabtree

Recorded and engineered summer 2011 by Diego Medina at the Confidence Lodge, Riverport, Nova Scotia and by Mike Feuerstack and Tim Crabtree at Salad Feelings Studios, Montreal, Quebec.

Artwork by Sydney Smith.
Mixed by Jeremy Gara
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Studios, Montreal, Quebec

Music and lyrics by Tim Crabtree

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Paper Beat Scissors Montreal, Québec

Musical monstrosity deposited in Halifax, Nova Scotia, uprooted to 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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Track Name: Be Patient
Stealing nothing from something’s hands, I was blinding eyes bouncing off the sands
I was paid for

Look behind you and I’m not there. When you get to close you thin out the air
I was over my head

When you look at me as if you’ve never seen the wheels come off There’s cardboard filling spaces in the road
Turn the corner laughing as the sentiment explodes
Your gods have promised everything for you

I’m as sick of this as you are, it’s not simple scratches, not subtle scars, this is painful (they know we know)

Without meaning I burst through the clouds, I dried the soil out, I cracked the ground. Is this over?

Because you look at me as if you’ve never seen the wheels come off There’s cardboard filling spaces in the pavement, in the road
You turn the corner laughing as the sentiment explodes
Your gods are putting everything on you