Hot around the DC music scene for the past five years, Paperhaus was founded by long time musical partners Alex Tebeleff and Eduardo Rivera. Over the course of two EPs and multiple national tours, they’ve worked their way up as one of the most well-known live bands in the city and hopefully soon, the country.
In tandem, they’ve feverishly worked to host local and touring bands from around the globe at their home/practice space/DIY haven, which is called The Paperhaus as well. All the shows are packed. Since the emergence of The Paperhaus, there are now dozens of DIY house venues across the city, making DC the country’s most thriving and active DIY music scene.
Paperhaus, the band, and Paperhaus, the house, are called the same thing, and also share the same spirit. It’s one of commitment to building a creative community. Their soon to be released new album has multiple singers. Taking cues from dark psychedelic inclined bands like CAN, King Crimson, Deerhunter, and Lower Dens, mixed with pop elements from Radiohead, Talking Heads, The Smiths and Real Estate, the songs on Paperhaus full length act as pieces that stride throughout a frantic room filled with sweaty, amped showgoers who just realized that music is about people in a room experiencing a common feeling. This is very important and unique in an age where entertainment consumers have been trained to believe that byte-sized and sugary and alone is best.
The album was written over a period of two years, mostly through intense improvisation sessions, that eventually evolved into specifically composed songs. The themes of the album are discovering your place in the world, creating a better awareness of yourself and the world around you, and mind expansion via whatever means necessary.
Paperhaus has shared the stage with bands like Man Man, War On Drugs, Caveman, Here We Go Magic, Woods, Widowspeak, Desert Noises, and Deleted Scenes, over the course of hundreds of shows around the country over the past few years.
08.28 •Casa Nueva (Athens, OH)
08.29 •Mike N Molly’s (Champaign, IL)
08.30 •Burlington (Chicago, IL)
08.31 •628 S Washington (Bloomington, IN)
09.01 •Buster’s (Lexington, KY)
09.02 •The Basement (Nashville, TN)
09.03 •Pilot Light (Knoxville, TN)
09.04 •Hopscotch Festival (The Hive @ Busy Bee) (Raleigh, NC)
09.05 •The Pour House (Raleigh, NC Younger Brother Productions Hopscotch Day Party)
09.07 •TYP House (Greensboro, NC)
09.08 •The Launchpad (Clemson, SC)
09.09 •Mammal Gallery (Atlanta, GA)
09.10 •Green Room (Athens, GA)
09.11 •Casablanca (Blacksburg, VA)
09.12 •Holy Underground (Baltimore, MD)
09.13 •Comet Ping Pong (Washington, DC