Paper Bag Records
Infobox record label
name = Paper Bag Records
founded = 2002
founder = Trevor Larocque
distributor = Universal (Canada)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
url = http://www.paperbagrecords.com/
Originally the label was created with the intention of focusing specifically on the Toronto-area
indie rockmusic scene, including bands such as Broken Social Scene, Stars, controller.controllerand Tokyo Police Clubbut they have recently ventured out into the European indie rock scene with the 2006 signing of Denmark's Under Byenand Figurineswho were signed in April 2007. In July 2007, the label signed Swedish Italo discosinger Sally Shapiroand announced the North American release of her album Disco Romance.
The label was also responsible for releasing the "
See You on the Moon!" compilation that featured indie rock artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Mark Kozelek, Great Lake Swimmersand Hot Chipperforming songs for children.
In August 2007 issue of US publication
XLR8Rmagazine, Paper Bag Records was voted #14 'Best Indie Label'. The list of 25 included larger indie labels such as XL Recordings, Astralwerks, Domino Recordsand ANTI-/ Epitaph Records.
Paper Bag Records proudly announces the launch of Paper Bag Digital. Paper Bag Digital is scheduled to open its virtual doors later this month with the inaugural release of Sally Shapiro's Remix Romance Vol. 2 on June 17th, 2008. Digital-only releases are also in the works for Woodhands, rare live highlights of The Acorn’s Glory Hope Mountain, and You Say Party! We Say Die! among others.
In 2003 the label received the "Alternative Album of the Year"
Juno Awardfor their first release, Broken Social Scene's " You Forgot It in People", and in 2004 was again nominated for the Juno Award for Stars' album "Heart". Tokyo Police Club's video for 'Cheer It On' directed by Sean Wainsteimwas nominated for 'Video of the Year' at the 2008 Juno Awards. Polaris Music Prize
In 2006 Paper Bag Records was nominated for the first annual Polaris Music Prize award for
The Deadly Snakes' " Porcella" album. Plug Awards
Tokyo Police Club was nominated for 'Song of the Year' and 'New Artist of the Year' at the 2007 Plug Awards and Sally Shapiro was nominated for 'Female Artist of the Year' and her album Disco Romance was up for 'Dance/Electronic Album of the Year' at the 2008 Plug Awards, scheduled for March 6, 2008.
MuchMusic Video Award
Tokyo Police Club won a MuchMusic Video Award in 2007 for the video 'Cheer It On' directed by Sean Wainsteim.
Artists (past and present)
Broken Social Scene
*Cities in Dust
The Deadly Snakes
Josh Reichmann Oracle Band
Tokyo Police Club
You Say Party! We Say Die!
Broken Social Scene- " You Forgot It in People"
*PAPER002 Stars - "
Dead Child Stars"
*PAPER003 Stars - "Heart"
Matthew Barber- " Means and Ends"
*PAPER005 Hawaii - "Hawaii"
The FemBots- " Small Town Murder Scene"
Various Artists- " Paper Bag Records Sampler 2004"
Various Artists- " Paper Bag Records Sampler 2006"
Various Artists- " Paper Bag Records Sampler 2007 / 5 Year Anniversary Compilation"
Various Artists- " Paper Bag Records Sampler 2008"
*PAPER010 Uncut - "
Those Who Were Hung Hang Here"
The FemBots- " Mucho Cuidado"
Jake Fairley- " Touch Not The Cat"
*PAPER013 Memphis - "
I Dreamed We Fell Apart"
Magneta Lane- " The Constant Lover"
controller.controller- " x-amounts"
The FemBots- "The City"
The Deadly Snakes- " Porcella"
Various Artists- " See You on the Moon!"
Magneta Lane- " Dancing with Daggers"
Tokyo Police Club- " A Lesson in Crime"
*PAPER021 Cities in Dust - "Night Creatures"
*PAPER022 Andre Ethier - "
*PAPER023 Uncut - "
Under Byen- " Samme stof som stof"
You Say Party! We Say Die!- " Lose All Time"
The Acorn- " Tin Fist"
The Acorn- " Glory Hope Mountain"
*PAPER028 Figurines - "
When the Deer Wore Blue"
Sally Shapiro- " Disco Romance"
Tokyo Police Club- " Smith EP"
Laura Barrett- " Earth Sciences EP"
Under Byen- " Siamesisk"
Slim Twig- " Derelict Dialect EP"
Sally Shapiro- " Remix Romance Vol. 1"
Sally Shapiro- " Remix Romance Vol. 2"
Woodhands- "Heart Attack"
Winter Gloves- " about a girl"
Slim Twig- " Vernacular Violence"
Laura Barrett- "Victory Garden"
*PAPER040 TBA - "TBA"
PAPER BAG DIGITAL ONLY RELEASES
Tokyo Police Club- " The Soho Sessions (iTunes Exclusive)"
*PBR-D-1009 Andre Ethier - "
Live at The Verge"
Tokyo Police Club- " Smith EP"
The Acorn- " Heron Act"
Woodhands- " I Wasn't Made For Fighting EP"
You Say Party! We Say Die!- " Remik's Cube"
*PBR-D-1023 TBA - "TBA"
Winter Gloves- " Let Me Drive EP"
Josh Reichmann Oracle Band- " Life is Legal EP"
PAPER BAG VINYL SERIES [LIMITED EDITIONS]
Tokyo Police Club- " A Lesson in Crime" (1000 copies worldwide)
You Say Party! We Say Die!- " Lose All Time" (600 copies worldwide)
The Acorn- " Glory Hope Mountain" (300 copies worldwide / 2xLP)
Woodhands- "Heart Attack" (300 copies worldwide / 2xLP)
Slim Twig- " Derelict Dialect / Vernacular Violence" (300 copies worldwide)
Laura Barrett- "Victory Garden" (300 copies worldwide)
Josh Reichmann Oracle Band- " Life is Legal EP" (300 copies worldwide)
List of record labels
* [http://www.paperbagrecords.com/ Official site]
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