12 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The singer-songwriter experiments with amalgamations of alt-country and post-punk in this striking original set. The jumpy, punky power pop of “Feel Right” makes for a tasty appetizer by letting you imagine Lindsey Buckingham fronting the Buzzcocks. “Come See Me” offers clear-eyed but clever power pop that echoes Nick Lowe, while Patterson uses her arsenal of vocal yelps and ticks to customize the sexy, lazy summer R&B of “No River.” On “Wantin’ Ain’t Getting” and “We Were Wild” she goes for something beyond country music—these are romantic cruising tunes for great Western sunsets.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The singer-songwriter experiments with amalgamations of alt-country and post-punk in this striking original set. The jumpy, punky power pop of “Feel Right” makes for a tasty appetizer by letting you imagine Lindsey Buckingham fronting the Buzzcocks. “Come See Me” offers clear-eyed but clever power pop that echoes Nick Lowe, while Patterson uses her arsenal of vocal yelps and ticks to customize the sexy, lazy summer R&B of “No River.” On “Wantin’ Ain’t Getting” and “We Were Wild” she goes for something beyond country music—these are romantic cruising tunes for great Western sunsets.

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About Esmé Patterson

Singer/songwriter Esme Patterson is a founding member of the large, Denver-based indie folk group Paper Bird. Growing up in nearby Boulder, Colorado, Patterson, along with her sister and bandmate Genevieve Patterson, grew up listening to old R&B records, coming to folk and Americana music later on. In collaboration with another sibling combo, Mark and Sarah Anderson, the two Patterson sisters formed Paper Bird in 2006, focusing on a mix of chamber folk and lush baroque pop. The group went on to release several successful independent albums, tour frequently, and even score music for the Ballet Nouveau Colorado dance company. Although Patterson had occasionally performed as a solo artist, it wasn't until 2012 that she had accrued a group of songs she felt weren't fit for Paper Bird, and she set about making her first solo album, All Princes, I. Inspired by the loose fluidity of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks and Feist's Metals, the album saw her collaborating with fellow Denverites Nathaniel Rateliff and members of the Czars. In 2013, Paper Bird released their fourth album, Rooms, and Patterson also began writing material for her second solo album, a concept album called Woman to Woman due in the spring of 2014. ~ Timothy Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Boulder, CO

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