Jerry Paper, AKA: LA-based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Lucas Nathan, has signed to Stones Throw Records for a new full length coming later this year. Along with the announcement, he is sharing the lead track, “Your Cocoon,” co-produced by Badbadnotgood’s Matty Tavares.
Known for eccentric onstage performances and wide-ranging musical influences (Steely Dan, 70s Brazilian records, Stereolab, to name a few), Jerry Paper has toured alongside the likes of Mac Demarco, Badbadnotgood, Mild High Club and more. On stage, Nathan is rounded out by five musicians who accompany his vocals and wiggling on bass, drums, guitar, synths, and saxophone.
Lucas Nathan lyrics and on song:
“I’m here dressed up like a cartoon/asking please please burn your cocoon”. And he adds, “On stage and in recordings I embody an exaggerated version of my ‘self,’ pushing it to a limit where I transcend my ego, in an effort to get the audience to shed their ideas of themselves, shed their egos, and be free. Jerry Paper is me at my freest, an ego sacrifice in an attempt to get people to do the same.”
6/1/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
6/27/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel
6/28/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Sound Hole
6/30/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right