Edith Makes a Paperchain
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Edith Makes a Paperchain

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Band Folk Pop


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"Lovely EP Will Tide Fans Over For Now"

July 13, 2009 4:13 PM
“Tunes for Tripping Down Stairs”
Edith Makes a Paperchain

Style: twee folk, or folk pop, or indie rock. Take your pick.

If you like … The Be Good Tanyas, Cat Power, Joni Mitchell, Mazzy Star, Sufjan Stevens … you might like Edith.

The players: Sarah Hope (guitar and vocals), Hilary Studebaker (fiddle, viola, vocals), Matt Chmielarczyk (mandolin), Melissa Joy (upright bass), Jeremy Van Hoy (brass) and Aimee Spillane (drums).
Album vitals: 5 songs, 20?minutes

Edith makes good: Edith has released a delicious little EP that’s left me hungry for more.
The sextet fits snugly into the aesthetic of smart rock music, with thoughtful lyrics, unusual instrumentation, and songs that creep up on you rather than bashing you over the head.

I hope they hurry up with the full-length project.

What’s to like: The vocal harmonies are gorgeous at times, and Hope has a vulnerable, quicksilver voice that keeps you wondering what’s around the next bend. The play between Van Hoy’s brass instruments and Chmielarczyk’s mandolin (that sometimes sounds as merry as a ukulele), is also intriguing.

What’s not to like: If the term “pop folk lullaby” makes you gag, this might not be the band for you.

Top tracks: “Strange Boy,” “Stove”

Catch ‘em live: Showcase at Studio Bee with Electric Illuminati, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 6 p.m. Thursday, free.

Get the album: $5 at shows; coming soon on iTunes
- The Gazette

"Edith Makes a Record"

Local twee-folk-rockers Edith Makes a Paper Chain have just released a lovely 5-song EP called Tunes for Tripping Down Stairs. Luckily for us, they’re offering one track—”Bandylegs”— as a free download (at the bottom of this post) to Big Something readers. As an added bonus, we’ve put together an audio slideshow of the live version of “Bandylegs” that Edith played at Meadow Grass in May. Thanks to Edith and don’t miss your chance to pick up their new record on July 3 at the Pikes Peak Arts Fest downtown and again on July 16 at the Pikes Peak Center’s Studio Bee where they’ll open for Electric Illuminati. A complete list of their tour dates can be found HERE at their myspace page. - KRCC- The Big Something

"TheatreWorks Cleans up at local arts awards"

September 18, 2009 4:33 PM
The Pikes Peak Arts Council gave out awards tonight to recognize excellence in music, theater, dance, art and poetry. Without the Star Bar Players, which had apparently been on hiatus, in the running, TheatreWorks picked up the lion's share with four awards.

Here are the rest of the winners

• Large ensemble performance: Lawrence Leighton Smith, conductor, “Mahler Symphony No. 9,” Colorado Springs Philharmonic

• Small ensemble performance: Mark Arnest, composer, “Towards the Garden,” Chamber Orchestra of the Springs

• Solo performance: Herbert Beattie, bass, “Songs by American Composers,” First Christian Church Concert Series

• Vision, courage and achievement: Susan Grace, music director, Colorado College Summer Music Festival

• Dance choreographer: Posy Knight, “Playlist,” Ormao Dance Co.

• Golden Hat Award: Eve Tilley, Lifetime Achievement

• Poet: George Greco

• Popular music: Sarah Hope, Edith Makes a Paper Chain

• Popular musician: Cahalen David Morrison

• Actor: Dylan Mosley, “The Lying Kind,” TheatreWorks

• Actor: Michael Kane, “The Lying Kind,” TheatreWorks

• Actress: Rebecca Buric, “Signature,” Manitou Art Theatre

• Director: Geoffrey Kent, “The Grapes of Wrath,” TheatreWorks

• Technical theater: Roy Ballard, technical director/special effects, “The Grapes of Wrath,” TheatreWorks

• Local exhibition: Blake Milteer, curator, “Colorado Springs Abstract,” Fine Arts Center

• Out-of-town exhibition: Blake Milteer, curator, “Mikel Glass: The Discarded,” Fine Arts Center

• Visual artist: Michael Cellan, multimedia - The Gazette


Tunes For Tripping Down Stairs EP released June 2009.

Beau and Arrow LP released August 2010.



Edith Makes a Paperchain was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and has just been named 'Best Folk Band' in the city by the readers of the Colorado Springs Independent. Edith was also the winner of the 2009 Pikes Peak Arts Council Award for Excellence in the Arts in the Popular Music category and has been described as gypsy folk, indie rock, power pop and haunted circus music.

The members bring a variety of influences to the sound based upon their diverse backgrounds.
Sarah Hope poet and songbird , played in Minneapolis bands, Death and the Raven, and Dogtooth Violet. And found herself in Colorado in '97 in search of a trailhead.
Hilary Studebaker,a lovely witch, has played viola, violin and sung harmonies in countless bands from here to Texas.
Hilary and Sarah met while playing in Colorado Springs band “The Goods”. The pair were nominated two years in a row (‘07,’08) for the Pikes Peak Arts Council Awards in the popular music category.
Mike Kimlico, bass, joins us from Burn The Maps and just plays a fierce fretless!
Matt Chmielarczyk is photographer and visual artist who played the mando and uke for stress relief and just naturally fell into the line up.
Aimee Spillane, time-keeping deity has been in many Colorado Springs bands including Head Full of Zombies, Evies’ Edge, and Naked Potato.
Jeremy Van Hoy who looks smashing in a suit, has performance degrees from the University of Michigan, and Northwestern University. He has been in the Colorado Springs Philharmonic since 1994 and the Denver Brass since 1996. He has been a guest of the Crested Butte Music Festival since 2000. He played in the local band Irrational Exuberance for four years and is currently the Colorado College band director.

Please visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Edith-Makes-A-Paper-Chain/88674933357 to listen to music and for more information.