Edge Markings was recorded at Panoramic House in Stinson Beach, CA (My Morning Jacket, Feist, Band of Horses) by engineer Scott McDowell (The Head & The Heart, Feist, The California Honeydrops) and a small number of friends and musicians.


Often during recording, Jen and Navid found themselves completely alone in the studio, a familiar setting for the the two, who most often write in the isolation of rural Washington State. The song “Television,” recorded by just the duo, highlights the effectiveness of their writing and voices alone.


That isolation was punctuated by visits from their friends, Faustine Hudson (Damien Jurado, The Maldives, The Grizzled Mighty) joining on percussion, Josiah Johnson (The Head & The Heart) providing moral support and sometimes groceries, and Matty Gervais (also The Head & The Heart) visiting via phone and email to offer fresh ears and production advice. 


A very small team, with some help from The Golden Gate String Quartet, crafted Edge Markings, a 10 song record that displays the simultaneously mellow and powerful dynamic Planes on Paper’s live sets have become known for.

"It's easy to see why Planes on Paper is starting to attract serious attention on the neo-folkie scene."

- Paul de Barros, Music Editor,

The Seattle Times

"The songs played by Planes on Paper have contemplation at their core. As heard on the Yakima duo’s sole EP, Ruins, Navid Eliot and Jen Borst use delicate harmonies, well-wrought lyricism, and a deep understanding of pop songcraft to patiently explore ideas and landscapes that bloom from banal to unforgettable."

-Mark Baumgarten, Seattle Weekly


As a one year-old project, Planes on Paper was already receiving high praise from a nearly endless list of media outlets across the country: The Seattle Times, American Songwriter Magazine, KEXP Seattle, WNYU New York, The Revue, Ear To The Ground, and The Stranger, to name just a few. Now 2.5 years into the band, the praise continues, and the songwriting duo is drawing crowds on both coasts of the US as well as playing some noteworthy festivals... all without yet releasing a full-length album; that unconventional path speaks volumes about the strength of Planes on Paper’s live performances. Described as, “a cohesive, stark showcase of pure, unadulterated song craft,” they are a show not to be missed.

"This is folk music at the highest level.”

- Greg Jones, Ear to the Ground Music

”There has been no shortage of bands that sound like Planes on Paper in the last 10 years of Seattle music, which makes it simultaneously delightful and frustrating when one of them is clearly a full head taller than the others."

- Sean Nelson, The Stranger

© 2016 Planes on Paper