About Us

Paper Anchors is an indie-electro-pop ensemble from Springfield, Missouri. Founded in 2010, Paper Anchors is a band that exists for nothing more than the pure and absolute love of music. It is the brainchild of members Summer Trottier and Mal Bailey, two musicians that kicked around southwest Missouri for several years before finally finding their niche in contemporary synth and electronic pop. Watch yourself though, to call Paper Anchors “pop music” is a sore mistake. Both Summer and Mal are true musicians. They work to make original, fresh, and affecting tracks that speak to their fans. When people listen to Paper Anchors’ music it is the bands intention for the listener to experience a multitude of sounds. They make music in layers - stacking notes upon melodies, rhythm upon cadence. It is a unique style of music that happens when technology and emotion, science and art come together.

Paper Anchors draws from numerous influences. Bands like Paramore, The Airborne Toxic Event, Ellie Goulding, LIGHTS, and The Postal Service have inspired the sound of this duo. They’ve recently toured throughout the Midwest. Playing venues like Record Bar in Kansas City, Knickerbockers in Lincoln, Nebraska and Mike ‘N’ Molly’s in Champaign, Illinois, while opening for renowned bands like Emery, Sent By Ravens, Icon For Hire, I Am Empire, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, and Girl In A Coma.

Jonathan James of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin produced their latest album In Pixels, released October 13, 2012.