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Paula is the music of gifted songwriter and producer, David Carriere. Though his work with past and present bands TOPS and Silly Kissers (disbanded) is known and loved by many, Relaxed Fit is his first solo record. Lacking restraints or confines, Carriere’s arrangement ushers the listener within layer upon layer of addictive pop hooks, an assault of programmed drums, synth lines, guitar, and refreshingly candid vocals. Though it references 70s punk, 80s synthpop, and 90s hip hop, the music remains unmistakably contemporary. The lyrical content is true to traditional pop motifs, but these themes are recontextualized through Carriere’s air-conditioned attitude. Married to the recordings, the sound translates as distinctly punk, raw, and genuine. Paula’s music is both the strength and the fragility that holds human nature together.



Relaxed Fit (2012)
1. Waverly
2. Lover Boy
3. Even If It's True
4. Change The Subject (ft. Cadence Weapon)
5. Black Acura
6. Susan & Linda
7. Step To A Friend
8. Totally Nice
9. Closer Than Touching
10. Blonde

Relaxed Fit is now available on vinyl via Ethereal Sequences and worldwide digital via Arbutus Records.





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Photo by Jane Penny