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Paper Parlor

Duluth, MN | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Duluth, MN | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
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"Paper Parlor- The perfect blend"

Paper Parlor: The Perfect Blend    All members of Paper Parlor were heavily influenced by music from a young age. With musical  parents and parents who had extensive vinyl collections, it’s almost as though it was meant to be.     What began in 2011 as a folk experiment between Wilson Johnson and Kirdan Wenger, has  turned into a psychedelic/indie/folk combo four­piece group. A band that offers not only a  modern, groovy and eclectic sound, but listeners will definitely hear a lot of the classic rock  influences of Zappa, Zeppelin and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young in there, too.     There’s not another band out there at the moment who has quite the same sound as Paper Parlor.  And folks are taking notice of this eclectic, blended sound. Paper Parlor won the Hard Rock  Rising Annual Competition this year for their region.     The competition is a “battle of the bands” to showcase new, aspiring artists, and give them the  opportunity to be recognized in their region for being the best of the best and to win prizes and  band gear.    According to Wenger, “It’s a world­wide competition that started out in small regions, and then  was narrowed down to the winners of each group,” he said. “We won for the midwest region,  which included Minnesota, the Dakotas, Wisconsin and Iowa.”     And their win was based solely off of live performances—and who wouldn’t choose Paper Paper  Parlor after seeing one of their high­energy performances.    When asked what they enjoyed most about performing in front of a live audience, Moriah Skye  said, “Definitely the energy...the stage endurance kicks in and you kinda go with it.”     Wenger said “I like the ability to strum on a guitar and get an entire room of people dancing, and  meeting all of the different people that end up at our shows.” “We find little hole­in­the­wall  places in different towns, each with different audiences in different places,” he said.    So what’s next for Paper Parlor? They are currently working on putting out a five­song, live EP  titled, “Guac N’ Roll: A Live EP,” which was recorded at a friend’s studio over two days...with  all the material tracked in a live setting.     “Expect a warm and laid­back retro sound with a lot of 70s tones,” Wenger said. “It’s definitely  a more positive album, a lot about good vibes.”    The EP was an experiment with getting different production styles onto a record, and is the  framework for how they are going to be creating their second, full­length album, which they  hope to start working on soon.     Paper Parlor is: Kirdan Wenger (guitar/vocals), Wilson Johnson (bass guitar), Moriah Skye (lead  guitar) and Chad Hoffland (drums). 
 
 
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Paper Parlor began in the spring of 2010 as a collaborative project between Kirdan Wenger and Wilson Johnson. Their collaborative first EP was titled "Winter" Which featured the title track of the same name. An excellent beginning, to a fruitful career.

Following the release of their second EP in 2013, the band moved base from International Falls Minnesota to Duluth Minnesota, where they were joined by Moriah Skye as lead guitarist and Chad Hofland on drums. Paper Parlors first full length album "Dreamscreen" , featuring the songs "Jack to Jill" and "Dirty Laundry". With great jagged bluezy riffs, steady drum beats and relatable lyrics.