Paper Rival

Paper Rival

Infobox musical artist
Name = Paper Rival

Img_capt =
Background = group_or_band
Origin = Nashville, Tennessee
Instruments =
Genre= indie rock, indie pop
Years_active = 2005 - present
Label = Photo Finish Records
URL = [ Paper Rival Official Web site]
[ Paper Rival's MySpace page]
Current_members = Jake Rolleston - vocalist
Patrick Damphier - guitarist, drums
Brent Coleman - guitarist
Cody McCall - bass guitarist

Paper Rival is an indie rock band formed in late 2005 from Nashville, Tennessee. Originally known as Keating, the band changed its name to Paper Rival in 2007 after a tour in Canada where the band was mistaken for a Canadian band who already possessed the name. In December 2007, Paper Rival was named's "Artist of the Day." [cite web | url= | title="Artist of the Day: Paper Rival" | author=Blackwell, Gary L. Jr. | | date=2008-01-18 | accessdate=2008-08-06] The band released its debut, full-length album, "Dialog" on May 20, 2008 through Photo Finish Records. [cite web | url= | title="Paper Rival Set Date for "DIALOG"; Nashville-Based Rock Outfit to Release Debut Album; First Single, "Cassandra," | publisher=Thomson Reuters | date=2008-02-28 | accessdate=2008-08-06] The group cites artists Bob Dylan, Broken Social Scene, Neutral Milk Hotel and Bruce Cockburn as musical inspirations. [ [ AOL music] ]


The band's songs are originally written acoustically with overdubs and extras added in afterwards. This process ensures a strong, solid composition foundation that allows Paper Rival to perform acoustically without compromising musical quality. [cite web | url=,,4709802,00.html | title="Interview: Paper Rival" | author:Florino, Rick | publisher=ARTISTdirect, Inc. | date=2008-07-31 | accessdate=2008-08-06]

The band's first EP, "Thieves," had more of a pop-oriented feel. As the band developed and evolved, the music took on an alternative, indie rock sound with hints of old country and blues intertwined. [cite web | url= | title="Paper Rival will clear the air with live show" | author=Leininger, Merrie | publisher=Reno Gazette-Journal | date=2008-08-01 | accessdate=2008-08-06]

Paper Rival appeared on Q101, Chicago's alternative rock radio station, in December 2007 to promote "Dialog". The band performed acoustic versions of songs from the album.

The band also took part in South By Southwest (SXSW) 2008 in Austin, Texas, which they followed up with a North American tour.


*Jake Rolleston: vocals

*Patrick Damphier: guitar, drums

*Brent Coleman: guitar

*Cody McCall: bass guitar





*"Thieves" (self-released) (2005)

*"Paper Rival" (Photo Finish) (2007)


*"Dialog" (Photo Finish) (2008)


External links

* [ Paper Rival's MySpace page]
* [ Paper Rival Official Web site]
* [ Photo Finish Records Official Web site]

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