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Papercuts, ‘You Can Have What You Want’ (Gnomonsong)

Patrick Sisson // March 31, 2009

On the latest analog indie-pop gem from singer-guitarist Jason Quever, it’s as if the sun is always cutting through an early-morning mist. Or reflecting through stained glass, since Quever is so fixated on mortality and gazing skyward. Foregrounding vintage organ tones, You Can Have What You Want floats dusty folk-rock melodies in thick echo, giving the vocals an otherworldly cast. “Future Primitive” swings with a girl-group backbeat and cascading melodies, while “Jet Plane” exudes a Mazzy Star warmth.