Paper Fleet
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Paper Fleet

New York, New York, United States | SELF

New York, New York, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Rock


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"DIY Culture Revealed With Corita and Crazy Pills"

Paper Fleet was up first, and this charismatic trio comprised of bassist and vocalist Jim Campbell, guitarist Jon Mann, and drummer/vocalist Josh Inman does a straight ahead brand of catchy garagey alt rock. Mann was a slamin’ guitarist axe man and quite the joker throughout, providing levity from revealing his wife-beater saying he forgot to get all classy for night, to a tender moment saying how most of their shows over their 4 years together had been opening for Corita and that they would miss them most of all. Campbell had a more boyish charm, and his occasional fronting was pretty tepid. Much of the music surprising rested more on the weighty speckled drummer Inman, who really drove the songs with rim-shot prowess that would often break into divergent heavy jams and some cool harmonies of his own. They clearly all have a lot of talent and great songs to match and I look forward to seeing them again. - Dean Keim

"Paper Fleet: Baby We Love Each Other"

Baby, We Love Each Other: 7"
Paper Fleet play retro power pop pretty well. (Say that five times fast.) This is a pretty decent record, though the first side is hampered by the recording. Remember how everything sounded coming out of the speakers of your first car? It’s that bad. The bouncy, catchy songs still stand, but the sound quality really holds them back. The two songs on the second side, for whatever reason, have a far better recording. They are much more dynamic and energetic. Paper Fleet doesn’t give us a lyric sheet, instead, a booklet with a many-paneled comic for each song. In these cartoons, a couple of anthropomorphic dogs play out what’s going on in the lyrics. This kind of cuteness reflects the overall package, both sonically and visually. I’m not wont to fall for such charm but the songs just get better each time I listen. –Craven - Razor Cake


Trapped Inside EP
Hi, Sailor LP
Baby We Love Each Other EP
Prairie Fires of the Great West (Single)
Untitled forthcoming LP (August 2013)



This trio is brings a diverse set of influences together to produce their own brand of power pop. With its rhythm section forming in 2003, Paper Fleet has a decade of playing and songwriting under their belt.

Influenced heavily by bands like Husker Du, and Dinosaur Jr., and the Lemonheads, Paper Fleet mixes blistering guitar solos with pop melodies and song structure.

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