After months of rumours and speculation, Vancouver's highly touted, highly energized, highly entertaining (and banned-in-the-USA) five piece You Say Party! We Say Die! have informed CBC Radio 3 of their signing with indie-powerhouse Paper Bag Records of Toronto.

You Say Party! We Say Die! faced adversity late in 2006 when the band was slapped with a five year ban from entering the United States as a touring band, but the group has kept their head up and their nose to the grindstone, attracting widespread label attention despite their touring restrictions.

The band was the focus of many labels large and small, but decided a home with such label mates as Tokyo Police Club, Magneta Lane and Uncut was the most attractive option. The band's second album, and Paper Bag debut, is entitled Lose All Time, with a scheduled release date of April 10, 2007.

Here's Grant Lawrence's interview with YSP!WSD! members Becky and Stephen on the signing.

posted by John Paolozzi on Jan 24, 2007