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We are thrilled to announce our album art design contest on Creative Allies, live today! We have been wracking out brains to try to figure out what the album should look like and we’ve decided to hand it over to you – our fans, our friends, our creative professionals. We are excited to invite you to check out the project of cover art, as well as the awesome company of Creative Allies – we invite you to lend your vision to our music. Making this record has been a process like no other – a journey that has taught us a lot about music and life. We have new mastered tracks up for you to listen to, a brand new logo by the talented Jenny Greer of Sound Mind Media.
Check it out, let us know what you think, we love to hear from you.
Upload your ideas: HERE
Listen to new songs: HERE
New shows in the works, planning the album release, wrapping things up so that we can bring it home to you.
We hope to see you soon, until then, take good care …… and as always, take some time to hear the music.
Molly & Isaac
We’ve entered ‘Me Have Fun’ into the BONOBO Remix Competition – take a moment, cast your vote, help us win …… it would make our day!!
Hurry, competition ends March 31st!
A Poem by Dancer Delight – just before taking the stage
Dancing children, dancing lights
May you dance your dance tonight
May our intermingled souls
Sigh like young and tender foals
Moving on the floor, now, babes
You’re birds of paradise
Cherry ice cream smiles
I suppose it’s very nice
When the hour this eve grows wee
And Paper Tiger has set us free
We’ll rock the house with Dancer Delight
With a step to the left and a flick to the right
(c) 2010 Xanadu Publishing
(Some words plagiarized.)
TONITE at Emerald Lounge in Asheville!!
DJ Jon Alderman 10:30pm
Paper Tiger 11pm
Dancer Delight 12am
A measly 5 bucks.
(Say happy birthday to Stephanie Morgan and all Asheville Pisces!)
Happy Spring? Ha! I know that we all wish for just one day without having to bundle, so hopefully it’s coming. But we’re celebrating anyway – PISCES!! Celebrating one of our favorite Pisces pals Stephanie Morgan’s birthday …… will include a rare & special dance set from DJ Dancer Delight. Last seen at the Paper Tiger / Archrivals show in January, she is making serious dance waves – and rumor has it she’s hot with the Archrival……just saying. Not to be missed!!
Doors: 9pm – pocket-friendly $5
10pm – dj Jon Alterman
11pm – Paper Tiger
12am – Dancer Delight
Dancer Delight is here for you. When she DJ’s, she spins only the most dance-tastic tunes on her state-of-the-art Apple computer. She will make all of your dancing dreams come true. She wants only for you to remember to breathe. Dancer is the sister of Chuck Lichtenberger (jazz musician extraordinaire, keyboardist/co-mastermind of Stephaniesid, and manager of esteemed “rock out with your jock out” pop band The Archrivals). Dancer also shakes a tambourine and sings backup for The Archrivals, providing spiritual guidance for the band.
In the beginning, there was a jazz singer who met a DJ/producer. They shared a mutual love of Radiohead and collaborated on their own cover version of “Fake Plastic Trees”. Although both MINGLE (one half of a duo) and RubySlippers (one third of a trio) were working with other projects, they felt a spark in their new creation and began to write and record their own material. Downtempo electronic trip hop, the live show includes live visuals by neb.Cinema, drummer Dave Mathes of Sonmi Suite and Chuck Lichtenberger of Stephanie’s id and CLC on melodica …. quick like ninjas & yet with excellent manners. Because we’re itching for Spring. We hope that you’re well, we hope that you will come out & boogie …… until then, take good care and take some time to hear the music!
Molly / RubySlippers / Paper Tiger
We are pleased to announce the launch of our Vimeo page – stocked with a beautiful montage of our last show of 2009 put together by Ben Mason of neb.Cinema …… as well as some new video from our last show on Valentine’s Day! Feel the love, check it out. http://vimeo.com/user3213660
Big thanks to Stephanie Morgan for on-site camera operation ;)
Yep. Captured & created live from our last performance of 2009 by neb.Cinema. Next show – Valentine’s Day Love-in. 2/14/10. Hookah Bar. Feel the love.
• The Archrivals (a stephanisid side project) has challenged Paper Tiger (Molly Kummerle and DJ Mingle) to a … band-off, of sorts. Like a school yard rumble, but without the bloody noses. And you can dance to it. The action is at The Rocket Club (401 Haywood Rd., West Asheville, 505-2494). 9 p.m., $5.
ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES –
December 11, 2009
Paper Tiger presents new jazzy, electronic vibe
By Lindsay Nash
Paper Tiger’s music is jazzy, swanky, electronic and sophisticated, a rare blend that makes for the perfect soundtrack to a drive or night on the town.
On Friday, that eclectic sound will be featured at the Hookah Bar in Asheville for an evening of music and live visuals.
The electronic trip-hop duo formerly known as RubySlippers with MINGLE have come together to create a new sound and new band. They expect to release their new album, “Me Have Fun,” in February.
“We started collaborating eight or nine years ago,” said Molly Kummerle. “We did a cover on a Radiohead song and started writing together. And it finally occurred to us that we should pay more attention to this and make it our full-time deal.”
The duo is made of Kummerle and Isaac Gottfried, a DJ and producer of MINGLE, of Asheville.
For the fans of RubySlipper, Kummerle describes the new sound as “a less bit less rock ‘n’ roll.”
“I feel like it’s still very simple and has a jazzy flavor, but it’s fuller,” she said. “It’s not flashy. It’s kind of got this lazy sophistication to it that I really love but it’s also still really playful and fun.”
The new name, Kummerle explained, explains a lot about what their music is about.
“The songs are about life, the strangeness of it, the toughness of it, but also the delicacy and tenderness of it,” she said.
Gottfried, the other half of the duo, explains the new sound as a lot of different genres rolled into one.
“It’s hip-hop beats with sort of a jazzy, funky, loungy, sountracky feel behind it,” he said. “And there are little bits of worldliness. You’ll hear little Asian and Indian touches.”
Paper Tiger was featured in POPAsheville 2008 as well as the Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival and showcased at the MOOG Foundation CD release party at The Orange Peel. The duo’s song “Folded Laundry” is featured on Lunch Video Magazine.
Friend and fellow musician Stepanie Morgan, of stephanies?d, said the new music is most congruent to what’s inside Kummerle. “She has had more creative control on this one than ever before,” Morgan said. “It’s the most
IF YOU GO:
What: Paper Tiger and The Melanaster Band at the Hookah Bar.
When: Doors open at 9 p.m.; show starts at 10 p.m. Friday.
Where: The Hookah Bar, 38 N. French Broad Ave.
How much: $8 cover.
On the Net: http://www.papertigermusic.net.
Amid snow(?), wind storms, rain and power outages, we’ve been preparing for our last show of 2009. This has certainly been an exciting year, to say the very least, and we are thrilled to be ending it on this note of celebration. We are on the final mixes of the album and looking into mastering options as well as pouring over graphic design ideas. Our brains are on overload, but we’re thrilled about where we are and what we’re creating!
This Friday, December 12 @ the Hookah Bar, Paper Tiger and The Melanaster Band (live stage project of Marley Carroll) – doors open at 9:00 pm with an economically friendly $8 cover. We will be joined on live visuals by Ben Mason of neb.Cinema, with a few tricks up his sleeve, since recently being heavily involved with the Design & Technology lounge at HATCHfest-Asheville and TEDxAsheville. We are also thrilled to have the very talented Dave Mathes of improv electronic band Sonmi Suite playing live drums.
Check out our spot in this week’s Mountain XPress
See below for some info about the Melanaster Band as well, we are honored and thrilled to be sharing the stage with them!
It’s been a long year, we hope you’re all hanging in there. We’re ready to get our groove on and kiss this little year farewell, we hope you’ll join us.
Till then, as always, take good care, and take some time to hear the music.
Molly & Isaac
THE MELANASTER BAND:
Marley Carroll’s 2007 debut album Melanaster, is the result of meticulous bedroom alchemy by a prodigious multi-intrumentalist. It sounds like a lost Radiohead LP submerged in ten feet of salt water. Described by NPR as “Gorgeously subdued glitch pop”, Melanaster is a collection of melancholy pop songs tethered to abstract electronic rhythms, ie – early-Nineties shoegaze rock meets rhythmic IDM experimentalism. Carroll assembled The Melanaster Band to take these songs to the stage. The group came together serendipitously in Asheville, NC – five accomplished musicians with backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Billy Cardine, Barrett Smith, Ryan Lassiter and Jake Wolf are versed well versed in genres crossing from bluegrass to jazz. At the helm is Carroll, an award-winning scratch DJ, electronic musician and multi-instrumentalist. These disparate influences merge to create a beautifully layered sound that evokes My Morning Jacket, Radiohead and Death Cab for Cutie, with an earthy touch of Americana. The live presence of The Melanaster Band is a gift to music fans everywhere.