Henrietta Stream New Album ‘Paper Wings’

Orlando, FL’s Henrietta return in 2016 with a new LP, entitled Paper Wings. The album will see an official release on 4/29/16 and the vinyl is available for pre-order now on Animal Style Records.

You can stream Paper Wings in full now below.

The band has announced a Spring tour in support of Paper Wings including dates with Vasudeva and Ivadell. All dates listed below.

Sometimes the most powerful art is as sinister as is it stunning, expressing almost objective splendor even as its shadows loom longer and darker with each exposure. Orlando, FL’s Henrietta has dwelt in desperate beauty for years, but the band embraces the disparity wholeheartedly on Paper Wings, their second LP with Animal Style Records. This is perhaps most effective on side-B’s “In the Back Yard,” a sunny, vernal song whose guitars glitter in brief bursts at the beginning of each phrase while the drums hop playfully as if from rock to rock across some sparkling creek. Even vocalist Manuel Urdaneta’s bright warble adds to a seemingly luminous scene, but his lyrics take a sullen turn. “When I go,” he sings as the song climbs toward its desolate conclusion, “just bury me in the backyard / let the dirt hit my body / and I hope I’ll be happy / by then.” This contrast—the brilliant, soaring songs weighted by their brooding lines—exists throughout Paper Wings, but it’s on “Few Friends,” the album’s delicate closing track, where the disparity is most evident. Here, Urdaneta’s finger-plucked acoustic creates an exquisite foundation for the album’s dark last lines: “Just make sure the noose on my rope / won’t give out. / It won’t fail me now.” Of course, it’s because Henrietta has broadened its already sweeping sound and deepened its already dark poetry that Paper Wings is so powerful. Apart, these distinct sides reveal talented musicians and terrific music; paired together, though, they paint a complex and impressive piece of art. — Dane Erbach

Tour Dates:
APR 26 – Charleston, SC @ Vinyl Countdown
APR 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Elevation Underground
APR 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Stone Cold Castle w/ Vasudeva
APR 29 – New Brunswick, NJ @ Naner Manor w/ Vasudeva
APR 30 – Boston, MA @ Ol Yeller
MAY 01 – Rochester, NY @ The Bugjar
MAY 02 – Fredonia, NY @ Spirit Brew
MAY 03 – Akron, OH @ Fool Mansion
MAY 04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Black Forge
MAY 06 – Columbus, OH @ Donato’s Basement
MAY 08 – Nashville, TN @ That 70s House w/ Ivadell
MAY 09 – Memphis, TN @ Young Spotty w/ Ivadell
MAY 10 – Jackson, MS @ Big Sleepy’s w/ Ivadell
MAY 11 – Fort Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill w/ Ivadell
MAY 12 – San Antonio, TX @ Imagine Books & Recs w/ Ivadell
MAY 13 – Austin, TX @ House Show w/ Ivadell
MAY 14 – Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar w/ Ivadell
MAY 15 – Lafayette, LA @ JP’s Bar w/ Ivadell
MAY 16 – Tallahassee, FL @ Warhorse w/ Ivadell
MAY 17 – Gainesville, FL @ Hardback Cafe w/ Ivadell
MAY 18 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub w/ Ivadell

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