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Combining hi-powered hooks with full-throttle rock aggression, Atlanta's The Paper Champions write songs brimming with infectious energy and sweltering emotion. Intricate, interlocking guitars, fluid bass, steadfast drumming, and earnest vocals stir up a simmering brew of seething post-hardcore and jangly melodic rock that rises and falls with tightly wound tension. However, TPC is not all fire and brimstone; there are also moments of tranquility and quiet introspection when the band trades its rousing sonic upheaval for stirring poetic reverie.

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Formed in the summer of 2002, it wasn't long before the good word spread, and Charlotte, NC indie label Deep Elm Records chose TPC's track “Ask Emma” to be included on their esteemed Emo Diaries #9: Sad Songs Remind Me compilation. This was followed by a critically acclaimed three song EP, gaining The Paper Champions more positive exposure.

To capitalize on the success of their self-released EP, The Paper Champions formed an alliance with new Atlanta label Reason Y Records to record and release their first full-length effort. In March 2004, the band entered Fireball Sound Studio in Kennesaw, Georgia under the engineering expertise of Marc McClusky. Having worked on projects for such prominent labels as Interscope Records, Vagrant Records, Tooth & Nail Records, and Universal Records, McClusky gracefully captured the dynamic and reflective sound of The Paper Champions on a powerful and emotive eleven song LP. Challenging, explosive and nervy, Weekend of Compromise is an album of edgy, impassioned songs strung together by driving angular riffs, propulsive rhythms, and rich harmonies that soar and weave. The result is a wonderful blend of atmospheric melody and urgent intensity that continually shifts direction and mood without losing any of its combustive energy.

In July 2005 the Champs entered Fireball Sound Studio once again and recorded the 4-song barnburner "End.Transmission EP" released on Reason Y Records January 3rd, 2006. Join the Champs brigade.


Deep Elm Records
Emo Diaries 9
Sad Songs Remind Me
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01. So Sad Althea - " As I Fall Apart "
02. Michael - "Finish Line"
03. Surrounded - " High Five Hiero "
04. Iamuse - "As The Summer Pass Us By"
05. The Local Art - "Karenaihana"
06. The Paper Champions - " Ask Emma "
07. La Pieta - " More Of The Sky "
08. Settlefish - "When The Light Becomes Green"
09. Avec - " The Last Injection "
10. Milton Mapes - "Big Cloud, Big Sky"
11. At The Close Of Every Day - "High School Lovers USA "
12. The National Anthems - " My Picture "

Released by Deep Elm Records, June 2003.
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Paper Champions s/t EP
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01. Words and Inaction
02. Burning Quiet
03. Dieseling Days

All tracks recorded at Fireball Sound Studio in Kennesaw, GA in the summer of 2002. Engineered and mixed by Marc McClusky. Mastered by Rodney Mills Masterhouse. Cover art by Justin Miller. Hand screen printed by TPC. Click album cover to purchase!

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Weekend Of Compromise
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01. The Selfish Kind
02. Downtown and Out
03. St. Lucie Sound
04. Weekend of Compromise
05. The Wait
06. Words and Inaction
07. Burning Quiet
08. Broken Mirrors
09. Believe
10. Sleep
11. Brand New Eyes (Epiphany)

Tracks 1-11 recorded at Fireball Sound Studio in Kennesaw , GA March 10th-April 1 st 2004 (except Tracks 8 and 9 recorded in Summer 2003, Fireball). Track 12 “Brand New Eyes (Epiphany)” recorded at Blue Cloud Studios, June 2002. Tracks 1-11 Engineered and mixed by Marc McClusky – Fireball Sound Studio, Track 11 originally engineered by Greg Drews at Blue Cloud Studio, entire album mastered by Rodney Mills and produced by The Paper Champions and Marc McClusky. Additional guitar work on “Remember This” played by Marc McClusky. All piano and organ played on this record: Jason Neubert and Marc McClusky.

Cover art design, vision, and concept by Justin Miller

All lyrics and arrangements written by The Paper Champions

Interior band photo taken by Brett Neubert – Oakland Cemetery , Atlanta GA
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The Paper Champions End.Transmission EP
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01. End.Transmission
02. The Canary
03. Oceanbound
04. A Long July

Recorded by Mark McClusky at Fireball Sound
Mixed by Mark McClusky at Fireball Sound
Mastered by Rodney Mills
© 2005 The Paper Champions (ASCAP)


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