Like countless bands, the Washington, DC-based quartet of Paperhaus consists of four guys with very different musical influences who have bonded together over their mutual love of music and their desire to play music. Guitarists Alex Tebeleff and Eduardo Rivera spent their teenage years playing music together with ears buzzing from Radiohead, Television, and Fela Kuti in suburban Washington, DC. While in Philadelphia, drummer Brandon Moses played in a distorted blues band while bassist John Di Lascio spent three years in a absurdist prop-pop band.
Some time later, the quartet found themselves jamming in DC’s now defunct Gold Leaf Studios, playing CAN, DC Gogo, Scott Walker, Sonic Youth and anything else you can think of with rickety microphones and rusty tube amps. It lead into their own original songs which meshed country, blues, psychedelic and pop with personal lyrics.
Lo Hi Lo which will see a May 28th release is the band’s sophomore EP. and the album represents a more pop-focused sound – in fact, the first single “Helicopters” is reminiscent of 120 Minutes-era alternative rock/indie rock.
The band will be on tour to support the new effort, and they’ll be stopping at the Paper Box on May 31st.