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Free Download of “Perfect Match” along with graphic novel Perfect Teeth April 17, 2012

Our favorite fictitious musical band of crooning vampires Perfect Teeth, from the graphic novel written by Vinnie Fiorello of Less Than Jake, have finally released their first musical endeavor to the public.  To coincide with the novel’s plot, life imitates art in their latest single entitled, “Perfect Match.”  A true monster ballad, Jon Snodgrass of Drag the River lends his distinct vocals as he croons: “It’s a perfect match/Let’s burn the maps/File down our fingertips.”  Rounding out the mix, we hear the Descendants Stephen Egerton on guitar, bass and drums.  So how does such a thing come to life?  Through e-mail correspondence, Fiorello and Snodgrass pieced together the skeleton of what was to become the first vampire love song to top the (pretend) charts.  Taking this rough copy via cell phone, Egerton was then able to musically adapt the original demo to a more suitable mood, tailoring each instrument to the heart of the piece.

I really enjoy the content as it doesn’t try to sound campy or silly, it’s as though I’m really listening to the plight of a living (or something like it) Edward Cullen, only way cooler and not so moody.  The type of heartfelt Vampiric hit single you’d expect in the wildly popular times of undead creatures.  Ultimately, this joint effort is a good listen, offering the reader a chance to fully absorb what is not only an excellent musical composure from great artists, but also an opportunity to fully immerse in the alternate reality of the graphic novel.

Click here for a free download of the graphic novel Perfect Teeth along with the song “Perfect Match.”  Click on ‘Free Downloads’ and check out everything Paper + Plastick is offering.

 

Perfect Teeth Comic Book Series November 22, 2011

Review by Angela Blasi

What do you do when the world seems to be obsessed with the idea of vampires and you’re a punk rocker?  Why, you create a comic book hybrid of both those things!
 Paper + Plastick Records along with Viper Press have unveiled its newest project in the form of comic book series called Perfect Teeth.  In this fictitious world, art imitates life as vampires aren’t seductive predators, they’re dominating Billboard charts.  In real world fashion, other major music labels follow suit, booking talent from some of Halloween’s most recognizable faces.  If you have a Twitter account, you can download the comic for free here.  But wait, there’s more!  Not only has Paper + Plastick created a comic based on a group of blood sucking rock stars but they’ve brought the experience to life.  Owner of Paper + Plastick Vinnie Fiorello, along with Stephen Egerton (Descendents) and Jon Snodgrass (Drag The River) have teamed up to create a single under the guise of Perfect Teeth that is to be released later this month.  Visually, I enjoyed the content; its satirical nature and the whole look of it in general.  It’s a cool, creative medium jam-packed with sarcasm.

 

Paper + Plastick Releases Compilation to Benefit NJ Publicist Rey Roldan November 11, 2011

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In the wake of a serious house fire that claimed thousands of dollars in personal property damage, Paper + Plastick Records has teamed up with other labels and friends to present a 40-song digital compilation to help New Jersey-based publicist Rey Roldan.
“Rey is a friend who works in music and for that reason, getting together this benefit was the most logical thing we could do,” said Paper + Plastick owner and Less Than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello.

Roldan, who owns Another Reybee Production, Inc., has 16 years of experience in the music industry as a journalist and publicist. His reputation as an industry lifer is built on his work with clients ranging from independent punk bands to large mainstream artists.

The compilation features 40 songs from bands like YellowcardChuck RaganMC LarsHe Is We, Less Than Jake and The Sounds, and can be downloaded based on a pay-what-you-want donation. The minimum donation is $1.

Fiorello, who has worked with Roldan through his own band, Less Than Jake, and Paper + Plastick bands for over five years, said pooling together the compilation was almost second nature.

“Rey has been an ally with everything I’ve been doing in music for a while now,” Fiorello said. “So when I heard about the fire, I figured, ‘What better way to help Rey that by using what he has given himself to for almost two decades?’ And that’s music.”

We would appreciate a post linking to the compilation. All of the proceeds from the donations will go straight to helping Roldan in his recovery attempts.

Tracklisting:

1. The Photo Atlas – Jealous Teeth
2. City Rain – Montage
3. Arts and Crafts Movement – Los Angeles
4. Chuck Ragan – Wash My Feet In The Waves
5. The Gamits – Delusional
6. Edelweiss – Icarus
7. Have Nots – Louisville Slugger
8. The Front Bottoms – More Than It Hurts You
9. MC Lars – Bill and Sarah Wedding Dance
10. The Stereo – Home (Acoustic)
11. Strung Out – Firecracker
12. The Waltz – The Capitol Of Everything
13. Mike Felumlee – We’ll Find A Way
14. Brian McGee – Hold Sway
15. Hypernova – Extacy
16. King Raam – The Hunter (Shekarchi) (Feat. Esfund & Shara)
17. Red City Radio – Captioned For The Hearing Impaired
18. Veil Veil Vanish – Change In The Neon Light (Black Cloud Remix)
19. Reverse The Curse – The Space In-Between
20. Samiam – Dead
21. Landmines – Black Tide
22. VNV Nation – Nova
23. IAMX – Fire And Whispers
24. Killola – Stop It. I Like It
25. Polar Bear Club – Kneel On Nails
26. Picture Me Broken – Dearest (I’m So Sorry)
27. The New Rochelles – This Is My LJ
28. Candy Hearts – Good Enough
29. Direct Hit! – Monster In The Closet
30. Plow United – Header
31. Great Cynics – Twenty Five
32. Hank & Cupcakes – Hit
33. Yellowcard – With You Around
34. He Is We – Pardon Me
35. Weerd Science – Heaven Burns (Demo)
36. The Sounds – Something To Die For (MFMB Mix)
37. Miss Derringer – Bulletproof Heart (Live)
38. Meat Beat Manifesto – Easier Listening
39. Morning District – Bullet And A Brightside
40. Less Than Jake – Goodbye, Mr.Personality