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.
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
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.
Emo Diaries 9
Sad Songs Remind Me
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"
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
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!
Weekend Of Compromise
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
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
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The Paper Champions End.Transmission EP
02. The Canary
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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