Ever listen to a new band and just say, “Day-um?” Well, if not, now’s your chance to win some new music from one that I think is going to make some waves. Let me re-introduce you to Paperhouse.
The very first time I heard Paperhouse, I was blown away. This new modern country duo out of Nashville is nothing short of SMOKING HOT. Sultry songstress Megan Conner and lyrically gifted guitarist Shane Hines have teamed up to give Nashville a little shake, and the result is downright golden.
On Tuesday, the pair is releasing their first EP, Burn the Room, and I have a feeling they are going to turn a few heads with it. Five songs that will go straight to your blood…beginning with the addictive “Cannonball,” a rocker about putting up (and letting down) walls for the right person. The title track is a fiery bedroom song that’s sure to be the soundtrack to a few babymaking sessions this summer (not for me, kids!). And just when you feel like you might need a shower, they slow it down for “Before the After.” My favorite track on the album is probably “Waking Up Ghosts,” a darker rhythmic number (there’s clapping) with a killer chorus. The EP closes with the haunting “Sky Red”…. and completely leaves me wanting more.
I’ve been a fan of Shane’s for a really long time, and I love all his previous work. But when I heard this EP, I couldn’t help but think that he’d found his sweet spot. These two were MADE to sing together.
Shane was nice enough to send me an extra copy of the EP … So, I’m going to pay it forward. Leave a comment on this post or email me by 11:59 PM on Monday night and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win this delightful little piece of ear candy (I pay postage, unless you live in Siberia….). I’ll announce the winner here on Tuesday.
AND… If you just can’t wait, check iTunes first thing on Tuesday morning and download a copy of Burn the Room! (Grab it here). Also, if you’re lucky enough to be in Nashville, Paperhouse will be having an EP Release show on Monday, April 7 at The Basement.
UPDATE: Congrats to Alison Robinson who won the Paperhouse EP! Thanks to everyone who entered….