The Paper Chase (band)

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The Paper Chase
Origin Dallas, Texas, United States
Genres Alternative rock
Noise Rock
Years active 1998–2010
Labels Kill Rock Stars
Southern Records
Idol Records
Members John Congleton
Sean Kirkpatrick
Bobby Weaver
Jason Garner
Past members Aryn Dalton

The Paper Chase (stylized as "the pAper chAse") was an alternative rock band formed in 1998 by producer/engineer John Congleton in Dallas, Texas, signed to Kill Rock Stars and Southern Records.[1] Their albums "God Bless Your Black Heart" and "Now You Are One Of Us" have been released on vinyl by the Austrian label Trost Records. Since its inception, The Paper Chase has produced a combination of discordant melody and jagged noise pop, described by Allmusic as "a jagged structure of avant-garde jazz, noise, indie, and punk".[2]


Congleton produced all the band's material to date. He also wrote all of the material, with a few exceptions: Bobby Weaver co-wrote "A Face That Could Launch a Thousand Ships" and "Off with Their Heads" from the album Young Bodies Heal Quickly, You Know. Mike Sanger co-wrote "Throw Your Body on the Apparatus", and Elliot Figg co-wrote "When You Least Expect It," both from the aforementioned album.

Their next project would have been a two-part album centered on natural disasters. The first half, entitled Someday This Could All Be Yours (vol. 1 The Calamities) was released on May 26, 2009 through Kill Rock Stars Records, though the second part has remained unreleased since the band's dissolution.[3]


Former members[edit]

Session musicians[edit]

Previous members[edit]

  • Aryn Dalton – drums
  • Matt Armstrong – piano



Singles and EPs[edit]


  1. ^ Reiss, Jonathan (August 3, 2009). "The Cult of The Paper Chase". Impose. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  2. ^ DaRonco, Mike "The Paper Chase Biography", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation
  3. ^ Whelihan, Matt (May 27, 2009). "CD Review: The Paper Chase, Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol. 1 (Kill Rock Stars)". Cleveland Scene. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 

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