Ah, Paper Tiger. If you’re not a fan, you should be.
The downtempo trip-hop duo plays Asheville Music Hall TONIGHT with Thriftworks and Splynter. We’ve got two tix. Win them by being the first correct commenter to tell us the name of Paper Tiger’s debut CD.
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From Mason Jar Media:
On Friday, March 1, 2013, Asheville Music Hall welcomes Berkeley based electronic producer Thriftworks, and Asheville’s own Paper Tiger and Splynter for a night of uniquely progressive electronic music. Though this will be his first visit to Asheville, Thriftworks has been carving out an impressive name for himself with dynamic live shows and his highly praised 2012 release Rainmaker. Electronic duo Splynter, will open the show, with trip hop trio Paper Tiger, taking the stage at 11:00 pm. Tickets are currently on sale through the Asheville Music Hall.
Who: Thriftworks, Paper Tiger, Splynter
Where: The Asheville Music Hall
When: Friday, March 1, 2013
Time: Doors 9 pm / Show 1 pm
Tickets: $8 Advance / $10 Day of Show
Berkeley, California based electronic producer Jake Atlas, aka Thriftworks, offers up his own fresh, outsider style weaving eclectic samples and explosive modern bass that takes the art of beat-crafting to new heights. Garnering much praise from fans and critics alike, his latest release, ‘Rainmaker,’ is quickly becoming known as one of the finest electronic albums of 2012. The album’s throbbing, deep low-end and wall to wall synths seem to channel something ancient and mysterious, offering up an intoxicating musical high. These sounds activate the senses, enrapture the mind, move the body and leave audiences begging for more.
About Paper Tiger:
Paper Tiger is the meeting of two alter-egos who relish in the space where inhibitions die and art is made. They are inspired by sounds, instruments, vinyl records and ideas that otherwise may never connect. Beautiful Asheville NC, is their home. They love the city, they love nature, they draw inspiration from both. They recycle. This is a short version of their story.
Paper Tiger has hit a stride in creating original lounge/trip hop, quickly establishing themselves as both a production duo and a dynamic live band in the Asheville music scene and the Southeast. With the studio project consisting of producer Isaac Gottfried (MINGLE) and producer, singer, dj, songwriter Molly Kummerle (RubySlippers, Molly Parti), they craft moody, original downtempo music that Shuffle Magazine calls, “An eclectic blend of trip-hop, Shirley Bassey/Bond theme and lounge jazz … late-night mood music for the louche and lovelorn alike.” Their debut album Me Have Fun was met with rave reviews and props from both regional and national media, as well as voted into the top 20 Regional releases on WNCW. They’ve opened for the likes of King Britt, NOMO, Bonobo, Mark Farina, and Brooklyn electronic musician Eliot Lipp.
Splynter coagulated in early 2010 and has continued to develop since. Live, Splynter captivates listeners with unique and eclectic performances that cover a myriad of angles within electronic music. Splynter is comprised of Graham Tolbert and Carter Magee.