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Alter The Press! Presents: The Death of Paris

With appearances on Warped Tour and Bamboozle, as well as shows with Anberlin, Yellowcard, and Sugarcult, Boston's The Death of Paris have built an impressive CV since forming in late 2009. Describing their sound as "Hard-Pop", The Death of Paris mix Thrice-esque rock with a slight mainstream sound that gives the bands plenty of opportunites.

The five-piece came together after vocalist Nathan Harrop asked the band to work with him on a solo album. However the bands strong connection with Harrop lead to the formation of The Death of Paris and they have not looked back since. With their first shows being with Bowling For Soup and The Ataris, TDOP are now working on new material with producers Scott Reibling (Fall Out Boy, Secondhand Serenade)and Kato Khandwala (The Pretty Reckless, Paramore), as well as plans to tour the US more in the coming months.

For Fans Of: Thrice, Bayside, My Chemical Romance and Rise Against.

Alter The Press: Why should Alter The Press! readers check you out?
The Death of Paris: We heard Alter The Press readers are the most music open minded people and like discovering new bands. The Death of Paris has a sound the industry is labeling as Hard Pop. To get you guys a better idea of what Hard Pop is imagine mixing the elements of Rise Against, Bayside, Thrice and My Chemical Romance all into one. The Death of Paris plays dark, dramatic rock with the lyrics written about Nathan Harrop's (vocalist) life stories about his sister's death, his mother's drug addiction, his father's alcoholism, abuse and prison time, and stories most of us couldn't summon the courage to share. Intrigued a little?

ATP: What's the story behind the band?
TDOP: The Death of Paris is made up of four members who were in an unsigned rock band that had been touring North America independently and playing more than 250 shows a year. They met Nathan Harrop while touring through New Mexico. Nathan saw the band perform and originally asked them to work as sidemen on his solo record, but the band's chemistry and creative process proved too valuable to waste on a one-off collaboration. The Death of Paris was born in late 2009 with Nathan Harrop making the move back to the East Coast in early 2010.

ATP: Single highlight as a band so far?
TDOP: Our first show ever as a band was opening up for Bowling For Soup. It was a blast to be able to play your first show to 300 kids. Our next show was opening for The Ataris also to something like 200 kids. The crazy part was that all the kids were singing the words to our songs even though we haven't put any recordings out. We later found out that these same kids were at the Bowling For Soup show and liked us so much they video taped us with their phones and put us up on youtube. These same kids watched the videos so often that they memorized the words to the songs. It was quite a surreal moment and still one of our favorite memories yet.

ATP: What are your plans for the 12 months?
TDOP: We want to put out new music and tour with some bands we really like and admire. We are currently in the studio with producers Scott Reibling (Fall Out Boy, Secondhand Serenade)and Kato Khandwala (The Pretty Reckless, Paramore). We are scheduled to do some showcasing for some radio stations around New England who have been very supportive of the band and playing our songs on a daily basis. We have been invited to come open for Hit The Lights and You Me and Everyone We Know at a festival called Skate Against Drugs up in Bangor, Maine. We are also currently talking to a few big acts who want to give us some dates on their tours and we just have to figure out our scheduling.

'Bed of Fire' by The Death of Paris can be purchased here.

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