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Paper Mache

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Paper Mache’s manifesto runs like so: “In a culture of predictability and contrived emotion, honesty is the currency by which art is valued.”The Spokane band, led by charismatic frontman Seth Woodward, embarked on a 25-state tour on Feb. 16 in support of its recently released record, Easier to Lose.

Easier to Lose is a record that stems from personal loss — in particular, the loss of one of Woodward’s friends to drugs. “This record is entirely autobiographical,” Woodward noted, speaking about the emptiness he felt. “You get angry at God, but even in doing so, you’re acknowledging that there is a God. We’re not a Christian band, but we do want to incorporate a moral aspect to our work.”

Woodward spoke of the album’s title, saying, “It’s easier to give up and lose, but the difficult thing to do is to keep going, keep living.”

The album, which describes people, places and events as disparate as bereaved barkeeps in Montana and young children playing house (excellently juxtaposed against a backdrop of war, aging, and adultery) reflects Woodward’s talent as a writer. “The best compliment I received was when a fan told me that my lyrics were deep but they didn’t go over anybody’s head,” Woodward said. “One of the greatest ways, I think, to show maturity is to show innocence,” exhibiting a sense of sardonic humor that cuts straight to the quick.

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  • ChadSchneider

    are you scared not a chance maybe a little bit

    20 Mar 2014 Reply
  • inapril3

    Debts to Pay is still my favorite album.

    25 Nov 2011 Reply
  • jejunestar-

    I met this band when they were in Las Cruces, NM. They were wicked sweet and love Bright Eyes. :D

    31 Mar 2011 Reply
  • akoustikosagnoi

    Find them on facebook. Seth checks it pretty often, I'm sure he'll be able to tell you where to find his music.

    18 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Skaggin

    have you checked itunes?

    23 Jul 2010 Reply
  • mizzzgoingcrazy

    i rly want this album any idea where i can download it?caus ive looked everywhere ...

    26 Apr 2010 Reply
  • imgarrett

    I need this cd!

    20 Apr 2010 Reply
  • ineedahugx2

    This band is so refreshingly good at what they do. Everyone should give them a shot, with high chances of loving their music.

    5 Jan 2010 Reply
  • boywithshoes

    Nah.

    16 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Toast23

    Someone fuckin send me untitled.

    21 Jun 2009 Reply
  • breakcharacter

    The singer sounds like Andy Hull/ Ace Enders. A lot. I like 'em! :)

    7 Mar 2009 Reply
  • ginny55

    I love how they're so affectionate towards each other. It's pretty awesome to watch. xD

    27 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Toast23

    Seth Woodward is a musical and lyrical genius and his bandmates are the perfect fuel for the fire. Listen to Paper Mache. http://www.myspace.com/musicbypapermache

    16 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Toast23

    I'm trying to get the Acoustic EP from these guys, specifically Untitled and Flowerbeds. Can anyone help out? If so, please send me a msg.

    17 Mar 2008 Reply
  • enigmatikshadow

    This band is absolutely amazing live, go check them out if they come through your town! Seth writes lyrics that cut into your heart...

    1 Mar 2007 Reply
  • YesJess

    Everyone, everyone, and everyone should download the new album, Debts to Pay! It came out last night, and I'm already in love! Here's the link for it, tell all of your little friends: http://www.purevolume.com/papermachemusic

    25 Feb 2007 Reply

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