Punknews.org
Paper Dragons - Die to Please (Cover Artwork)

Paper Dragons

Paper Dragons: Die to PleaseDie to Please (2009)
Firestarter

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: ffwoodycockffwoodycock
(others by this writer | submit your own)

This Baltimore band features former and current members from both Pulling Teeth and Dead Mechanical. Now, those two bands are hardly relatable, yet Paper Dragons can be compared to either of them. They are most likely more comparable to the latter, however. They do have the snotty vocals and influen.
iTunes StoreAmazon


This Baltimore band features former and current members from both Pulling Teeth and Dead Mechanical. Now, those two bands are hardly relatable, yet Paper Dragons can be compared to either of them. They are most likely more comparable to the latter, however. They do have the snotty vocals and influence of `80s hardcore but, they lack the thrashy guitars the former has. Paper Dragons have a more refined sound with cleaner guitars. With Die to Please, Paper Dragons offer up ten Adolescents and Wipers-influenced songs.

On the album, they write straightforward punk songs in the vein of the Descendents and shorter, more energetic songs in the vein of the Circle Jerks. It's obvious the band members have quite an affinity for this era of punk with lyrics like: "I can recall a time when things weren't quite so fucked / when we would see each other out and it didn't matter much / before that new crowd came around with their money and their drugs / when music was all that mattered and bonds were built on trust." The style of the music displays a fun but consistent candor present in such present-day acts as High Tension Wires and the Methadones. The album is rather short, clocking in at under 19 minutes, but it goes by even faster than that. Highlights include "Brain Drain," "Beginning of the End," "Pictures of Drummers" and "Hold My Breath."

Unfortunately, the band broke up before the release of this album, making it highly susceptible to slipping through the cracks. So, since it's available for a free download (with optional donation, of course) why not at least give it a try? The multiple influences make this release particularly easy to get into. Also, if you do enjoy it, note that a donation will help see this album actually physically pressed.

MySpace

DOWNLOAD
Die to Please

 

 
People who liked this also liked:
Paint It Black - CVAHarms Way - Reality ApporachesBlackened - This Means WarUnreal City - Ephemeral SubsistenceThe Dopamines / Till Plains - Split [7 inch]Bridge and Tunnel / Young Livers - Split Record [7 inch]New Lows - New LowsSwamp Thing - In ShameThe Dopamines - Soap and LampshadesThe Bananas - New Animals

Please login or register to post comments.What are the benefits of having a Punknews.org account?
  • Share your opinion by posting comments on the stories that interest you
  • Rate music and bands and help shape the weekly top ten
  • Let Punknews.org use your ratings to help you find bands and albums you might like
  • Customize features on the site to get the news the way you want.
Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
xshoutoutx (February 3, 2009)

Pretty good release. My only contention is there seems to be a lack of sincerity in it... but I am sure this is just a fun pastime, which is totally cool!

mikexdude (February 3, 2009)

Yeah this is pretty good.

Score's for Dead Mechanical and Pulling Teeth.

dougkatz (February 3, 2009)

motherfucker. i saw the review and said "Fuck, they are still around?! awesome!"

what the fucking shit.

xote (February 3, 2009)

Downloaded. This shit rules.

Baltimore is the new Seatle. So many good bands comming out of there right now. Pulling Teeth is so fucking good.

inagreendase (February 3, 2009)

I remember seeing this band open for Modern Life Is War a few years ago and playing fast 80s hardcore. The first song on their MySpace isn't very fast, but it's pretty decent.

Exclusive Streams

Sponsored


The Fest 13

Newest Reviews

Punknews.org Team

Other Places to Go