Jerry Paper, the creative persona of songwriter, performer and producer Lucas Nathan, has signed to Stones Throw Records for a new full length coming later this year.
Today he shares first new single, “Your Cocoon,” co-produced by Badbadnotgood’s Matthew Tavares. 7-inch coming this summer.
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, and Mild High Club. On stage, Nathan is rounded out by five musicians who accompany his vocals and wiggling on bass, drums, guitar, synths, and saxophone.
Nathan sings on the track, “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.”
Jerry Paper will play four dates next month spanning Los Angeles, Brooklyn and Philadelphia: