With Go On, the follow-up to his internationally-acclaimed self-titled debut, Paper Beat Scissors once again masterfully maneuvers between grandiose chamber pop, aching experimentation, and cinematic sonic landscapes. Shifting from hypnotic loops to full brass arrangements, screaming lap steel to stripped-back acoustic guitar, the album teems with meticulously crafted and carefully plotted layers. At the centre of it all, Tim Crabtree’s haunting voice burns with honesty and rawness.Produced by Crabtree, Go On was set in motion in London, Ontario in 2013 with engineer Dean Nelson (BeckThurston Moore, Bat for Lashes). Fleshed out in Nova Scotia, tracks were bounced around Montreal, New York, and even rural Lancashire, before the album was mixed by Graeme Campbell (Buck 65, Rich Aucoin).

“masterfully maneuvers between grandiose chamber pop, aching experimentation and cinematic sonic landscapes.”Exclaim!

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Stream the subdued and swirling orchestrally-tinged title track, which features percussion arrangements from Clogs’ Thomas Kozumplik.

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Gianna Lauren is currently in British Columbia, touring the province extensively before heading East across Canada. With her is the excellent, Halifax-based Mauno, who are also acting as Lauren’s backing band on this tour.Earlier this spring, Gianna Lauren’s latest single, Mistakes, premiered on NPR’s All Songs Considered. Heralded by the show for its “ominous bass and woozy guitars…bright vocals and sporadic electronics,” the track is the debut single from her forthcoming album, Moon Through Window.

Watch her perform ‘Ghosts’ at Kops Records in Toronto last month for Exclaim! TV

See her live:June 2 – Vancouver, BC: Railway Club
June 4 – Vancouver, BC: House Concert
July 05Victoria, BC: GOAT // tickets
July 07 - Kamloops, BC: Zack’s Cafe
July 8Calgary, AB: Broken City
July 10Edmonton, AB: Wunderbar
July 11Calgary, AB: Palomino
July 12Saskatoon, SK: House Concert
July 15Toronto, ON: Junction Music Hall
July 16London, ON: Grooves
July 16London, ON: Out of Sound Haus
July 17Toronto, ON: Burdock (solo)
July 19Peterborough, ON: House Concert –