Katie and Ben Marshall are a brother and sister duo known as Paperwhite. The Brooklyn dreampop band released new singles in 2017, following their first two EPs, Magic and Escape. Katie and Ben have performed at DC9, Black Cat, and U Street Music Hall in DC in the past, and they will return to DC9 to kick off a new tour on Thursday, Feb. 8.
After releasing their debut EP Magic in 2014, Paperwhite received the Hypem title “Most Blogged Artist” twice in a row. The duo won more critical acclaim with Escape, their second EP, in 2016.
Paperwhite have been preparing a third EP, teasing singles “Human Nature” and “Only Us.” Listen to a stripped-down version of “Only Us” by Paperwhite on YouTube:
Katie writes and sings Paperwhite’s songs while Ben, also drummer for Savoir Adore, produces and co-writes.
Introducing “Only Us” for Going Solo, Mattia Villa called the song a “super summery tune” that “is a feast of dreamy synth stabs, bold melodies, and pounding electronic percussions.”