Listen to "Ginger & Ruth," The Existential First Single From Jerry Paper's New Concept Album

Toon Time Raw!—which explores the “quotidian aches and pains of being a Being”—is out this June.

April 22, 2016
Listen to "Ginger & Ruth," The Existential First Single From Jerry Paper's New Concept Album Grace Bush-Vineberg

With a penchant for creating charmingly slacker synth-pop tunes, the L.A.-based Jerry Paper regularly blends acoustic sounds with electronic beats. Today we’re debuting “Ginger & Ruth,” the vibrant first single off Toon Time Raw!, the forthcoming Jerry Paper full-length that features backing instrumentation by an anonymous jazz band called Easy Feelings Unlimited. Layering honky-tonk keyboard over bossa nova guitar strumming, Nathan surrounds the heavy existentialism of the lyrics with a lackadaisically whimsical soundscape.

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Toon Time Raw! focuses on the ordinary lives of cartoon characters, and ’Ginger & Ruth’ is certainly a crystallization of that inquiry," Nathan told the FADER in an email. “The first couple lines of the song almost serve as a mission statement for the album as a whole; to explore the quotidian aches and pains of being a Being/ All the small nothings, they're something.Toon Time Raw! is out June 17 on Brooklyn label Bayonet Records.

Toon Time Raw! tracklist:

01. In The Puzzle Room
02. Ginger & Ruth
03. Zoom Out
04. Kill the Dream
05. Stargazers
06. Benny Knows
07. Gracie II
08. Comma for Cow
09. Elastic Last Act
10. Hijinks Ensue
11. Shouldn't You Be Laughing?
12. Jumbo Ron
13. Plans
14. Nirvana Mañana

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Listen to "Ginger & Ruth," The Existential First Single From Jerry Paper's New Concept Album
Tour Dates:


4/22/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy w/ Bad Bad Not Good
4/24/16 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory Orange County w/ Bad Bad Not Good
6/17/16 - Brooklyn, NY - Secret Project Robot w/ Sean Nicholas Savage, Dougie Poole

For more, read Jerry Paper’s GEN F profile from 2014.
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