Denver band Paper Bird returned this week to the CPR Performance Studio. We first hosted the band's retooled lineup -- with new member Carleigh Atkins, who replaced singer-songwriter Esme Patterson -- back in 2014, and today the band releases its new self-titled album. Paper Bird recorded the LP in Nashville with producer John Oates of Hall & Oates. It finds the band moving away from folk and into rock 'n' roll. The band played four songs from the album and spoke with Alisha Sweeney about how a personnel change affected the band's sound, releasing their music through a record label for the first time and why this new album feels like a fresh start.
Check out photos and video from last weekend's Gentlemen of the Road Salida Stopover festival featuring Mumford & Sons, The Flaming Lips, Jenny Lewis, tUnE-yArDs and more.
Carleigh Aikins of Paper Bird shares her top 10 Canadian releases of 2014 as part of our year-end "Colorado VIP" series.
Alisha Sweeney recalls the decision behind the first-ever song played on OpenAir three years ago this month.
Patterson will leave group following performance on Friday, Sept. 26.