Paper Ghosts
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Paper Ghosts

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | SELF

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | SELF
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Paper Ghosts EP - 2008

Greatest Love Story Ever Told Soundtrack -2005 (score and original songs)
Losing Will Soundtrack - 2007 (score and original songs)

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Paper Ghosts started accidentally, as independent filmmakers Arlen Konopaki and Mike Robertson needed to write some pop songs as soundtrack for their debut film, 2005's THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD. They composed the entire soundtrack, striving only to write the catchiest songs possible about love for the acerbic romantic comedy spoof.
The two soon realized that the songs were indeed something special and needed to live on beyond the film. So, they recruited Stu Hoye and Rob Godin to form The Corduroys, which later became Paper Ghosts.

A definite product of their influences: Paper Ghosts mix the unrelenting pop of The Beatles with the tongue-in-cheek irony of The Magnetic Fields and the hip nerdiness of Weezer. Paper Ghosts have forged a sound that is impossibly catchy and utterly danceable.

Paper Ghosts recorded their debut EP at Riverdale Recordings in Edmonton Alberta Canada during winter 2007. The talented Adam Blinov (North of Summer) flew in from Ontario to produce. It was recorded by Juno award-nominated Terry Tran, with additional assistance from Nano Uribe (formerly of Edmonton shoegaze outfit Storyboard, currently founder of Edmonton supergroup Aurora), and mastered at Joao Carvallho Mastering in Toronto.

The EP will be released independently in summer 2007.

Paper Ghosts have also recently composed the music for the film LOSING WILL, which can currently be viewed online at www.cinema.lycos.com/losingwill.

Stu, Mike and Arlen are all seasoned theatrical improvisors, so they are confident and witty onstage. Despite the poppy innocence of their EP, the live show features a harder-edged set of dancey versions of the songs, with swelling keyboards and bumping Ratatat-esque beats.

Paper Ghost are just getting their feet wet with live shows, but touring is familiar territory for Konopaki and Robertson. Konopaki has toured the world with his improv duo Scratch, while Robertson has done multiple cross-country tours and festivals with his former band, garage-pop rockers Hot Panda. In their first few gigs, Paper Ghosts have played with Colleen Brown, Toy Singers, and Christian Hansen and the Autistics, as well as appearing on the Arts revue "Oh Susanna"!