When: Sat., April 6 2013
indie pop, 9 p.m.
When the guys in Washington, D.C.-based acid rock outfit Paperhaus spoke to NPR earlier this year about their forthcoming EP Lo Hi Lo, they had some interesting things to say about the end of the world. For the guys in the band — guitarists Alex Tebeleff and Eduardo Rivera, drummer Brandon Moses, and bassist John Di Lascio — the end of the world is the perfect excuse to throw the mother of all parties. And that fun-loving spirit can be heard on the EP’s lead-off track “Helicopters,” a peppy, poppy apocalyptic ode that mixes the Pixies with Portugal. The Man and a Euro car commercial. And so we had to ask the group, who’s bringing the chips? The answer was pretty simple, at least for Tebeleff. “Brandon is definitely bringing the chips,” the guitarist says. “He’s gluten free, so it’s got to be the right kind.” He then adds, “Also, no beer. It’s gotta be whiskey.” Oh, and the band plans to invite both sides of the Armageddon block party to the bash. “We are going to get Satan and God wasted and have them fight for a free Paperhaus T-shirt.” We don’t know about you, but we’re in. As for the new EP, Tebeleff says that it’s less alt-country than their previous effort, 2011’s self-titled release. He says, “Lo Hi Lo definitely has a feel-good attitude about it, even though the lyrics describe the ups and downs of life.” —Chris Haire SATURDAY