Paper Thick Walls presents an elegant mix of deep, reflective, and at times haunting music which captures elements of sound similar to acts like Arcade Fire and Sufjan Stevens. Their songs quickly caught the attention of sound engineer Mike Hagler (Neko Case, Wilco) who engineered Paper Thick Walls’ first record entitled “A Thousand Novels” which will be released on May 3, 2011. This past year, Paper Thick Walls was asked to play at several taste maker music festivals including North by Northeast, South by Southwest, and CMJ Music Marathon.
The harmonies of Kate Schell and Eric Michaels, the lead members and writers of Paper Thick Walls, float beautifully over the indie-folk-pop backing of intricately written string, horn, and percussion parts of a 5 piece band. This almost orchestral arrangement has a fascinating way of complimenting the profound fictional story lines that Paper Thick Walls portray through their lyrics