Paper Moon (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Paper Moon


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Origin = flagicon|Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Genre = Indie rock, Pop
Years_active = 2000–present
Label = Endearing Records !w Quince Records
Associated_acts = The Bonaduces B'ehl
URL = [http://www.papermoon.ca/ papermoon.ca]
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Paper Moon is an indie rock band based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The band was formed from the ashes of former Winnipeg bands B'ehl and The Bonaduces. They played their first show in May 2001, and released their first album, entitled "One Thousand Reasons To Stay, One Reason To Leave" in June 2002. The album was released on Endearing Records in Canada and on Quince Records in Japan. The band released their second album "Broken Hearts Break Faster Every Day" in February 2006 under the Endearing Records label. Paper Moon has also appeared on "Intercontinental Pop Exchange No. 2", a split EP with Swedish band The Leslies, and on the children's compilation "Somebody Needs a Timeout".

Reviews for the album One Thousand Reasons to Stay...One Reason to Leave from the indie rock band Paper Moon of Winnipeg have described their songs as “short, sweet and catchy as hell” . Furthermore, it has been said that the band could “give lessons on what a pop song is” . Spreading their sounds via the internet on sites including MySpace and Facebook, their musical influences listed are The Cardigans, Ivy, and Metric. Their pop sound has been featured in over 20 films and in such television series including Queer as Folk, Falcon Beach, and Party of Five. According to Paper Moon’s MySpace page, band members Chris and Alison are getting married in September and their ‘wedding social’ will take place during one of their shows in their hometown of Winnipeg.

Cultural/Media Impact

Although Paper Moon has not garnered the attention other indie bands like Metric have, the internet has become a vehicle for artists distribute their music to audiences of the users of websites like MySpace. The small-knit, yet global community of internet users, specifically for music, has given artists the ability to create the fan base within the anonymous audience of the internet, which then may turn into being discovered by the mainstream media. Artists who are in the mainstream now by being discovered via distributing their music using the internet include Amy Winehouse and City and Color. Paper Moon can be placed under the musical category of fem-pop or fem-rock. Females musicians, whether solo or an all-female band have gained considerable ground in the music industry, especially in the genre of rock. “The industry still view bands fronted by women are novelties. It seems like to me that right now women are entitled to their just one shining moment” . Paper Moon even more so triumphs because it is a band with both male and female members, and the females are the leads, not the men. The band gained some recognition after their song "These New Friends of Yours" from their album "Broken Hearts Break Faster Everyday" was featured in an episode of the seventh season of the teen drama .

Band Members

The members of Paper Moon, as of August 2006 are:

* Allison Shevernoha - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
* Chris Hiebert - Drums
* John Wilson - Guitar
* Rob Rodgers - Bass
* Leslie Oldham - Synthesizer, Vocals
* Nikki Taylor - Keyboards, Guitar

Discography

* "One Thousand Reasons To Stay, One Reason To Leave" - 2002
* "Intercontinental Pop Exchange No. 2" - 2003 (Split EP with The Leslies).
* "Broken Hearts Break Faster Everyday" - 2006

References

Bolton, Rob. “One Thousand Reasons to Stay…One Reason to Leave”. Exclaim.ca. http://www.exclaim.ca/musicreviews/generalreview.aspx?csid2=850&fid1=11667&csid1=35. Accessed August 4 2008.

CBC Radio 3. “Paper Moon”. http://radio3.cbc.ca/. Accessed August 4 2008.

France, Kim. “Feminism Amplified”. The Rock History Reader. Ed. Theo Cateforis New York: Routledge, 2007.

External links

* [http://www.papermoon.ca/ papermoon.ca] , official site
* [http://www.myspace.com/papermoonmusic Paper Moon] on MySpace.com
* [http://www.endearing.com/ Endearing Records] , the band's label


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