Tonight at the Dance Cave

It’s time to send out that email newsletter query – you know the one: “Do you want to stay on and receive news about PAPERMAPS?” We’ll be doing that soon…so heads up…meanwhile…we’ll be at the Dance Cave tonight (529 Bloor St. West, Toronto / above Lees Palace) playing live at 8:30PM in support of Tin Star Orphan’s double vinyl release…lot’s of instagraming to follow.

-d

Posted: August 30th, 2014 | Author: dean | Filed under: Live Appearance, Papermaps | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

NEW Single Release and Instagram

The estimated release date for this new “detour mix” of I’ve Closed A Door is June 18 but you can stream it now:
https://soundcloud.com/papermaps/ive-closed-a-door-detour-mix
In other news we have an instagram account (with somewhat opaque and interior photos now depicting the very beginnings of the creative process):
http://instagram.com/papermapsmusic
Cheers,

-dean

ps. don’t miss our show, Wed June 18 at the Painted Lady, Toronto. It has NOTHING to do with NXNE.

Posted: June 13th, 2014 | Author: dean | Filed under: New Release, Papermaps | Tags: , , | No Comments »

June in Toronto

June is a big part of festival season here in Toronto. There are two major “rock music” festivals held here: CMW and NxNE.  Being a good little local indie rock act, I applied to both festivals and was pleased to learn that we were accepted to both for a third year in a row. For reasons outlined in THIS ARTICLE we were ousted from the NxNE lineup this year (or rather, given a rather uncouth ultimatum). Even though one festival is regarded by some of my more “hip” friends as somehow being “more cool” than the other, in the interest of my own mental health I opted to play the festival that spat less bile at me.  To be honest, I don’t give a single fuck about what festival is “cool,” or “hip” or whatever – I care more about how I’m treated as an artist and a human being.  For the record, I really don’t favour one festival over the other.  The two festivals are about 34 days apart and so, being a good little local indie rock act, I always knew that we would be playing a show in June here in Toronto one way or the other. So here it is:
We will be appearing in support of our good friends, 5th Projekt on Wednesday, June 18 at The Painted Lady (218 Ossington Ave, just South of Dundas W). Our set time is 9:45PM. The cover is a nominal $5. The show is being called FUNxNE, and that’s pronounced “Fun by North East.”

Here’s the FB Event (please join): https://www.facebook.com/events/257763064410178/

Posted: May 26th, 2014 | Author: dean | Filed under: Live Appearance, Papermaps | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

The Completionist’s Bundle Now Available !!!

Hi All,

What better way to welcome a new phase in the creative output of a band than to package their entire output into one nifty bundle? Well, that’s exactly what were doing!!! [But who are we kidding - every release has been a "new phase," hasn't it!?!]

Just in time for MAY: The Papermaps Completionist’s Bundle (circa 2014)!

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more photos on bandcamp

In each of these rare bundles (I only had enough material to assemble 7)  you will get:

A signed copy of the latest Papermaps Album, Darker Lights (2013) on CD [includes a lyric booklet]
A signed copy of Inferior Ghost (2012) on 12-inch vinyl [no download code]
A signed copy of the debut Eponymous Album (2011) on CD
A numbered and signed copy of “Reunion/Banana Rep.” on 7-inch vinyl
FIVE 11×17-inch tour  posters that you can hang on your bedroom/jamspace/garage wall ranging in age from 2011 to 2014!
Immediate online access to Darker Lights if you order from bandcamp (just because)

All this for $50 plus shipping! [HERE's THE LiNK To BuY]

I will be taking a few of these packages with me to our recent string of Toronto (CMW) shows…these won’t be signed (unless you ask me to) and I’ll be selling them for $40.00.

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 | Author: dean | Filed under: New Release, Papermaps | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Many, Many Hometown Shows in the Coming Weeks

We have many Toronto shows in the next 3 weeks. Here are all the details:

Saturday April 19 (Tomorrow)  -I’m playing a solo show at Cabin Fever Collective (1669 Bloor St W) for Record Store Day. 6PM Free Admission

Saturday April 26 – I’m playing solo again at Rancho Relaxo (300 College St.) 9:45PM $7
https://www.facebook.com/events/428080584003625/

Wednesday May 7 -The Velvet Underground (510 Queen St W) 9PM $10 or free w/ wristbands/passes
https://www.facebook.com/events/745104588843912/

Thursday May 8 – Solo show at Charlie’s Gallery (112 Harbord St) 8PM $10 or free w/ wristbands/passes

Friday May 9 – Ranch Relaxo (300 College St.)  1AM $10 or free w/ wristbands/passes
https://www.facebook.com/events/533117326815549/

Posted: April 18th, 2014 | Author: dean | Filed under: Live Appearance, Papermaps | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Coming out of Hibernation in April/May

Hello, Dean here.

It’s been a while since I’ve played a live show. Not since November of 2013(!), so I’m glad to announce three live Toronto appearances in the coming weeks. Two solo shows by yours truly:  Saturday, April 19, 6PM at the excellent Cabin Fever Collective cafe and record store (1669 Bloor St. West) and Saturday April 26, 9PM at the venerable Rancho Relaxo (300 College St.). PAPERMAPS (full band) will be playing this years’ Canadian Music Week at the Velvet Underground (508 Queen St. West) on Wdnesday, May 7, 9PM (sharp!). Also on the CMW showcase bill are The Lost Chord and Waterbodies.

Cheers,

-dean

Posted: April 12th, 2014 | Author: dean | Filed under: Live Appearance, Papermaps | Tags: , , | Comments Off

Just Released as a Single Today!

#RADIORADIO

Posted: February 25th, 2014 | Author: dean | Filed under: New Release, Papermaps | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

About Shadow Theatre (The Music Video)

Time to share, share, share our latest video directly.  So here it is.
Directed by Daniel Ehrenworth, here is a hidden narrative woven into juxtaposed scenes comprised of found footage, symbolic objects and meticulously constructed scenes involving two actresses interspersed with circuit-bent VHS footage of the lead vocalist (i.e. me). Enjoy mentally dissecting this!
Kudos to Timur Musabay for his analogue circuit bending skills.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 | Author: dean | Filed under: New Release, Papermaps | Tags: , | Comments Off

The Premier of Shadow Theatre Music Video

Hi All,

Our latest music video, Shadow Theatre is up on the Indie88 website today.  Please have a look!

http://indie88.com/video-premiere-papermaps-shadow-theatre/

“The video marks the directorial debut of photographer Daniel Ehrenworth. Through distorted lenses, decomposing videotape, and discarded old film, he tells an interwoven story of past lives, performing birds, and a naked lady bound to a staircase.”

We’re very excited!

Cheers,

-dean

Posted: February 13th, 2014 | Author: dean | Filed under: New Release, Papermaps | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

The Results Are In…

So here we are performing our song, The Hedonist for later broadcast on Sirius XM, The Verge and Iceberg. We posted photos of this session a few months back. We actually recorded 5 selections from Darker Lights that day – so we have a bonus EP on our hands! The next question is, what do we do with it?

In other Papermaps news…

Our next single, Shadow Theatre will drop on February 24th and a new music video is soon to appear. Stay tuned!!

Posted: February 12th, 2014 | Author: dean | Filed under: Papermaps | Tags: , , , | Comments Off