CROSS-POLLINATION CCXLVIII - TUES JUL 28TH - 7:30-10 PM
PAPER THE OPERATOR
WE BECAME ACTORS

Jon Sebastian started recording songs in the late 90's the same way as so many other indie rockers of the decade: with a crappy 4-track cassette recorder in his bedroom. Over the years he produced a series of self-released albums, and played with and recorded with a handful of different members, under a variety of band names (Secret Attack, Swiss Kiss, The Mirror Age, etc). In 2008, after settling on the band name Paper The Operator, and with a new steady lineup, the band recorded "Solemn Boyz EP" at Headgear Recording in Brooklyn. Released by Viper Bite Records, the EP received critical praise from Rock Sound, Pop Head Wound, PunkNews.org, Sound As Language, AltSounds, 30 Music and others.

We Became Actors have a hard time standing still. They throw tambourines, clap hands, kick over cocktails. The latter on accident. Usually. Like a Sunday hangover, they're loud, bright and soaked in gin. They power through pop embellished with flourishes of delay and synthesizer. With the help of Darren Jackson (Kid Dakota, The Hopefuls), they recorded their debut, This Is Where We Stand, at Shortman Studio (Tapes n Tapes, Cloud Cult) for release this summer. We Became Actors call Minneapolis home. And they love it.

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CROSS-POLLINATION CCXLVIII ::: Tuesday, JUL 28TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - PAPER THE OPERATOR | myspace.com/papertheoperator
8:45 - WE BECAME ACTORS | ilike.com/artist/We+Became+Actors | myspace.com/webecameactors
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft PAPER THE OPERATOR & WE BECAME ACTORS!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero