Papertrigger Announce Debut Riot Lovers EP Out November 13th

What do they sound like? Put it this way: If we were on a boat with a bunch of Vikings looking for some giant squid to kill, this is what would be playing. It would be madness, and it would be wonderful.

“…They’ll blow your nuts off.” DAILY CANDY

“The term “band to watch” is much abused – papertrigger are more like a phenomenon about to happen.
…the Riot Lovers EP is outrageously good; it has classic and collector’s item flashing all over it. They will
soon be part of many peoples’ worlds.” LOSING TODAY

“With a live show that rivals buzz-band Beirut in both raw energy and the sort of “What the hell just
happened up there” crowd elation by their set’s end, I find myself relieved. The wait (for the next great
band) is over – or maybe I’m just excited to finally hear something that was worth waiting for.”

“The music is fucked up, but in a good way. The vocals will eat you alive. Radiohead fans will love “Fox
Hunting” with its creepy piano swoon and dark melodies. Hell, I’m getting the shivers just listening to it
now….Utilizing an unconventional format and an ensemble of gross anachronistic doom, papertrigger
will hypnotize any audience of open-minded listeners.” MOREINTHEMONITORS

“When I first heard the Riot Lovers EP I had an image of these songs coming out of the mouth of Thom
Yorke as he is being beaten mercilessly by drunken circus carnies at a German Cabaret bar. This is really
exciting, accessible music that flirts with the fringes of obscure musical borders.” CHICAGO AGOGO

With the release of their ‘Riot Lovers’ EP, out November 13th, Philadelphia’s Papertrigger have crashed into people lives with an astounding and relentless energy, drawing comparisons to such acts as Beirut, Ben Folds Five and late-era Radiohead. Voted “one of the 10 best unsigned bands in Philadelphia” by, this unabashedly daring debut has indeed given us a proper introduction to their seemingly intricate and ghostly universe. Their songs and live show carry an undeniably epic quality about them, and yet pull on universal feelings that you’d be hard-pressed not to give in to; winsome tides of music full of raw energy, soaring guitars, trashcan lids, haunted group chants and marching band pomp. Fans have appropriately nicknamed their style “bar-brawl music”, because it’s music they feel you might hear during a bar fight. Granted, it’s not a bar you’d be likely to find in this time period, or on this planet, but a bar nonetheless.

Sept 14th Philadelphia, PA
Tritone w: Sam Champion, The Jealous Girlfriends, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, The Swimmers

Sept 19th Grantham, PA
Messiah College

Sept 26th Philadelphia, PA
Khyber w: Shapes and Sizes, Yeasayer

Nov 10th Hamilton, NY
Colgate University

March 5-8 Toronto, ONT
CMW Music Fest 2008

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