- Paper Fleet
Infobox musical artist 2
Name = Paper Fleet
Img_capt = Paper Fleet performing at Cake-Shop, March 17, 2008.
Background = group_or_band
Origin = Brooklyn,
Years_active = 2003–Present
Label = Ottomen Records
Associated_acts = The
John and Jim's Band
[http://www.paperfleet.com Paper Fleet] is an underground independent rock group from Brooklyn, New York.
History of the band
Paper Fleet formed in 2003 with former
Ottomenmember " Angry Jim" Campbell (Guitar/Vocals) and Josh Inman (Drums/Vocals). In 2005, bassist John TerLouw completed the original line-up, and in September 2007, Jon Mann joined the group as a second guitarist.
The band played their first show in July 2003 with fellow NYC band
caUSE co-MOTIONand California's Red Pony Clockat Fort Awesomein Brooklyn. Subsequent shows followed at Tommy's Tavern, Sin-e, Luna Lounge and Cake-Shop, among other NYC venues.
Paper Fleet's first official release, "Trapped Inside" (OTTV001), was released on Ottomen Records in December 2005. The limited edition first pressing is on white vinyl and features "Be Your Man", "Sneak Out", "Sittin' In The Ocean" and "Sleepwalker". Certain early demos (CD-only) were sold exclusively at shows under the title "Here I Am Again".
"Trapped Inside" was followed by the release of the Fleet's first full-length album, "Hi, Sailor!" on
St. Patrick's Day, 2008. The album serves as the document of Paper Fleet's 2006-07 output and contains fourteen tracks, including "Brighton Beach," "Don't Rush Off," "Lunette" and "Cuban-Dominican".
Jim, a free-lance illustrator and comic artist, moonlights with the
Meathauscomic book collective and provides album and poster art for the band.
* [http://www.angryjim.com/ Angry Jim.com] - official Jim Campbell website
* [http://www.paperfleet.com/ Paper Fleet.com] - official website
* [http://www.ottomen.com/ Ottomen.com] - official Ottomen Records website
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