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Paper + Plastick
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Founded 2008
Founder(s) Vinnie Fiorello
Country of Origin United States
Official Website http://paperandplastick.com/

Paper + Plastick is an indie record label, founded by Vinnie Fiorello, mostly known as the drummer for Ska Punk band Less Than Jake, but also co-founder of the label Fueled By Ramen.

HistoryEdit

Announced in March 21, 2008, the label launched on May 30, 2008[1].

As explained by Fiorello, the idea behind the label is to rejoin the music and the visual art that once came inseparably with it. In an article by punk news website Punknews.org, Fiorello is quoted:

"Paper and plastic are the source materials of my releases, if you think about it, prints and books are the paper side, while vinyl records and toys are the plastic side. It's a simple and to-the-point concept. First and foremost, the world has enough labels signing pop bands, Paper and Plastick doesn't need to since it will focus on the visual side of music - collector vinyl, vinyl toys, limited edition art prints, books, and most importantly, bands I love and respect. When a label is small, it can focus on projects and not have to mobilize a dozen or so people. There are so many bands that I run into nowadays that seem to be in this vacuum of modern music, far away from Teen Pop and Nu Metal, not wanting to sign to a major and tired of self-releasing. It's those bands, from old friends and new friends, whose music I want to release."

The label announced three new and first releases: Landmines' self-titled debut album, Andrew Dost's concept album Columbus, Gatorface's EP Sick and Stupid and The Explosion's final recording, Bury Me Standing.

The label released Landmines' self-titled album on vinyl and as a digital download via iTunes on July 22, 2008.

On February 25, 2009, the label announced the signing of Lansing, Michigan punk rock band Cheap Girls to the Paper + Plastick roster.[2]

On June 29, 2009, Alternative Press reported that New Bedford, Massachusetts punk rock band A Wilhelm Scream had signed to Paper + Plastick and would release a 5-song 12" EP in the fall mixed by Matt Bayles.[3]

ArtistsEdit

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DiscographyEdit

Artist Title Date Format
Landmines Landmines July 22, 2008 12" Record
Gatorface Sick and Stupid October 31, 2008 10" Record
Andrew Donst Columbus December 2, 2008 12" Record
Coffee Project Easy Does It January 21, 2009 10" Record
Foundation Chimborazo March 21, 2009 12" Record
Protagonist The Chronicle April 10, 2009 Digital Release
We are the Union The Gun Show Must Go On April 24, 2009 Digital Release
Assassinate the Scientist Send More Paramedics May 22, 2009 Digital Release
Farewell Continental Farewell Continental May 25, 2009 Square Picture Disc
Coffee Project Pickle June 10, 2009 Digital Release
Shook Ones The Unquotable A.M.H. June 15, 2009 LP, CD
The A.K.A.'s Animal Summer June 25, 2009 Digital Release
Cheap Girls Find Me a Drink Home July 6, 2009 LP
Flatliners/Snips Split July 17, 2009 7" Record
Westbound Train Come and Get It August 7, 2009 7" Single
Fun Aim and Ignite August 25, 2009 LP
Rehasher High Speed Access to My Brain August 28, 2009 LP
Frank Turner The First Three Years September 18, 2009 Double LP
The Swellers Welcome Back Riders September 21, 2009 7" Single
Landmines Hell is What You Make It September 30, 2009 EP
The Riot Before Fists... Out of Sockets October 9, 2009 Digital Release
Cheap Girls My Roaring 20's October 9, 2009 LP, CD
Failures' Union In What Way October 16, 2009 LP
This is My Suitcase The Keys to Cat Heaven October 27, 2009 Digital Release
Foundation Let it Roll October 27, 2009 Digital EP
Destry It Goes On October 30, 2009 Digital Release
A Wilhelm Scream A Wilhelm Scream November 20, 2009 12" Record
Greenland is Melting Our Hearts Are Gold, Our Grass is Blue December 1, 2009 Digital Release
Spanish Gamble It's All Coming Down February 9, 2010 CD, LP

ReferencesEdit

  1. Punknews.org | Vinnie Fiorello (Less Than Jake) to release Explosion, Landmines records on new label
  2. Paper + Plastick signs Cheap Girls
  3. AltPress Exclusive: A Wilhelm Scream sign to Paper + Plastick

External linksEdit


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