Paper Lions features two brothers, singer/guitarist John and bassist Rob MacPhee. The other members, guitarist Colin Buchanan were their next door neighbor, and high school friend drummer David MacDonald.
The Canadian indie rockers recently released My Friends last month (August 20th) on Fountain Pop Records. NOW loved the album, citing singer "John MacPhee's falsetto vocals to the Beach Boys harmonies", while Exclaim! adds, "It's hard to think of a pop group any tighter than the MacPhee brothers and company…"
Paper Lions are gearing up for a massive 40-date tour across North America, kicking off tomorrow, September 11th. Dates between September 11-26 are with Octopus Project, October 8-12 with Teenage Kicks, and October 22-November 2 with Fossil Collective.
09/11 - Norman, OK @ OPOLIS
09/12 - Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
09/13 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
09/14 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
09/16 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
09/17 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
09/19 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's Night Club
09/20 - San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord
09/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
09/22 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
09/24 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
09/25 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
09/26, Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
10/08 - Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange
10/09 - Quebec City, QC @ L'Autre Étage
10/10 - Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
10/11 - London, ON @ London Music Hall
10/12 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
10/22 - NYC, NY @ Webster Hall Studio
10/24 - Vienna, VA @ Jammin' Java
10/25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
10/26 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
10/27 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
10/28 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade-Purgatory
10/29 - Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Theatre
10/30 - Nashville, TN @ The End
11/01 - Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
11/02 - Austin, TX @ Lamberts
11/12 - Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
11/13 - Saskatoon, SK @ Bassment
11/14 - Calgary, AB @ Gateway Bar
11/15 - Edmonton, AB @ The ARTery
11/16 - Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
11/20 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
11/21 - Madison @The Frequency
11/22 - Chicago, IL @ Quenchers
11/30 - Charlottetown, PE @ PEI Brewing Co.
Cameron Bartolini (CAMBO) and brother Louie (LOU KOO) dropped their genius album Grimey Look Good today for music fans of all genres, not just our crazy Hip Hoppers. With beats that will get your blood pumping and impressive lyrics that are beyond mind-blowing, these native Northern California boys will have bobbin’ your head to every one of their monster tracks.
Did I mention they’re also easy on the eyes? These boys bring the heart back into Hip Hop...in a grimy kind of way. †H∑ LIN∑ÅG∑ is......... Rapper CÅMBØ and Producer LØU KØØ.
Brothers. No Lethal Weapon. The real kind. Of blood. Kin. Family. Familia. Like they used to do.
They make raw, independent, good music for the hard-working, whiskey-drinking soul that’s inside all of us.
Get the tunes here thelineagemusic.com.
Punk (and blues) band The Bots are real life brothers, consisting of Mikaiah Lei (lead vocal, guitar, bass), 20, and Anaiah Lei (drums & percussions, backing vocal), 16. Their new EP, Sincerely Sorry, was released on FADER Label today (September 10th).
Never heard of them? Don't tell that to Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blur, Social Distortion, The 1975, Refused, Tenacious D and Bad Brains, who are all big fans and have hand-selected the duo as main support on various shows and tours.
Hear "5.17" via Soundcloud:
The California duo will be playing at Studio in Webster Hall (New York) on September 12th.