The other day I got an email from a band from Sweden called racingpaperplanes. When I went to check out their stuff, I thought I’d be hearing bubblegum pop or Euro-techno. Much to my pleasant surprise, it was heartfelt alt-country, and I was digging it. The Richard Wilson-led project has got a new CD due out in 2008, and the first single, “In and Out of Coma,” has a bit of a Tom Petty jangle to it. “In the Company of Ghosts” is from a previous album, but I really love its gentle dreaminess and how it descends into lovely harmonized choruses.

MP3: In and Out of Comaracingpaperplanes
MP3: In the Company of Ghostsracingpaperplanes