New Finds: Paper Lions


New Finds: Paper Lions written by Shannon G.

Need some catchy new music for 2012? Can you tolerate Canadians? If you answered "yes" to both of these questions, then you might wanna check out Paper Lions, a Canadian indie pop-rock band.

Paper Lions (formerly The Chucky Danger Band) is the sum of lead singer and guitarist John MacPhee, guitarist Colin Buchanan, bass player Rob MacPhee (John's bro-ski), and drummer David Cyrus Macdonald. And besides having a pretty kick-ass name, their music is pretty sweet, too. Think melodic, Beatles-inspired, guitar-driven pop rock, a la Phantom Planet, Coconut Records or The Format.

Check out the mp3 for "Lost the War" and the videos for "Travelling" and a live acoustic rendition of "Sweat It Out" below, and you'll get a pretty good feel for Paper Lions' sunny, infectious sound.

"Lost The War"


OK, these guys aren't exactly "new"... they've been making music together since 2004 and have actually released four full-length albums in their career. But they're still not very well known (maybe they are in Canada, but I don't know what goes on in that country and I'm not prepared to travel there to find out). Paper Lions' latest album, "Trophies," is finally starting to gain some traction in the music industry. Their video for the album's "Travelling" has received more than half a million YouTube hits, and Paper Lions has been nominated for three 2012 East Coast Music Awards for their song "Stay Here For A While."


What's cool, is that you can actually download the entire "Trophies" album for free on Paper Lions' website. You can't beat free! So go get it, and remember to keep checking BitCandy for more free new music for 2012.


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