The Paper Shapes

The Paper Shapes

 Austin, Texas, USA
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The Paper Shapes is an experimental post-punk band from Austin, TX. Formed in 2009, we're quickly gaining the reputation as one of Austin’s best live progressive punk rock bands. In addition to the local scene, we've received worldwide recognition as the People's Voice winner for best EP in the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards in July 2011.

Biography

The Paper Shapes is an experimental post-punk band from Austin, TX. Formed in 2009, the Paper Shapes are quickly gaining the reputation as one of Austin’s best live progressive punk rock bands. According to Abby Johnston of Austin Sounds, the Paper Shapes are “a full force wall of sound” that include “jaw-dropping, swift bass and guitar lines tangle[ed] together for an unrelenting solidity”. Their distinct and unique style was born not only from the spontaneity of the bands creation but also from their deliberate devotion to the music.

After a five year stint with local electro pop-punk band Prom Nite, Aaron Jordan (vox) and Alex Brown (drums) were faced with a dilemma after their guitarist and keyboardist decided to go their separate ways. Left to pick up the pieces, Jordan and Brown began recruiting for what was to be the new revision of Prom Nite. Through a random web of friends, friends of girlfriends, and acquaintances, Jordan and Brown recruited bassist Jason Bearden (formally of Consider the Source), guitarist Hector Guerra, and keyboardist Austin Haines. With a fresh line up, a fresh energy, and fresh sound, the boys felt confident enough to start from the beginning with a fresh name.

Discography

2009 - Shape Invasion
2010 - Be Viglant