It is with much excitement that we announce

It is with much excitement that we announce our signing to Kemosabe/Sony Records. We are very confident in the things to come and can’t wait to share them with you.

Paper Route has been a band for 10 years. Throughout our history record labels have been a bit of a complicated subject. Presidents changing, team members changing, albums getting delayed, the story we’ve all heard too many times. When we decided to release our last album TPOWT ourselves it was one of the best decisions we have ever made, but we knew it was only a temporary decision. As you can imagine, our past has made us a bit apprehensive about trusting our art with another team/label. But we refused to be that bitter band you find in the back of every local show complaining about the record industry and crying wolf to every new artist. Evolve or die. This brings us to Kemosabe/Sony records. When we first sat down with them a few months ago it all seemed too good to be true. We have never met a team as focused, passionate, or real as them. It was effortless. We had found our new home. It is with much excitement that we announce our signing to Kemosabe/Sony Records. We are very confident in the things to come and can’t wait to share them with you. Now we can finish this album. Thank you for following us throughout all of this.

Paper Route,
JT, Chad, Nick

New Paper Boy

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Forgive us for not updating you sooner. Things have been busy as always in the land of Paper Route. The biggest change that has happened recently is that we have added a new member to our band.

Nicholas J. Aranda has been playing guitar with us since 2012, touring with us full time in support of The Peace Of Wild Things. He has made JT and I better, and the roles in the studio are blurred more than ever now, which is so freeing. Music aside, Nick is a true artist and brings an energy to the band that we never had before. It’s difficult to put into words, especially when you are talking about concepts like band chemistry, but we know that the band feels glued together. We are stronger than ever, and the limited touring we’ve done recently has been the most joy filled experiences we’ve had on the road, and Nick is a huge part of that.

Find Nick online and welcome him to the official Paper Route family.

Sincerely,

Chad & JT

P.S. We have MORE exciting news to announce very soon. Stay tuned.

ZHIVAGO

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Once again, March has come roaring in like a lion but it remains to be seen if it will go out like a lamb. I can imagine if you haven’t kept up with us, you may have thought that we had taken some time off. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Truth is, we’ve never really taken a break from Paper Route. We’ve been hard at work on our new album, day in and day out. I can’t speak for the others, but I think this one might be my favorite. Perhaps it will be yours too.

We are happy to announce that our first new song in years will be released on March 17th. The song is titled “ZHIVAGO” and will be featured on the Ten Out Of Tenn compilation. The very first song we wrote, “Second Chances”, was featured on the very first ToT compilation back in 2005, so it is only fitting that we’d release a new song with them 10 years later. It is basically a collection of talented singer-songwriters who asked us to be included with our laptops and samplers (not as rare today as it was back then!). Please be sure to support us and our friends!

Also, we played 4 shows in the Northeast in February. There is nothing like negative temperatures in Boston to wake your soul up. It confronts you with questions. “Really?” “Why are you doing this?” “Couldn’t you have waited til May?”
No, we couldn’t. We’ve been cooped up too long in the studio. Some of our favorite friends and fans are in New England and we missed them. So for those that came out despite the sub zero temps, thank you for reminding us what it means to perform and have that direct connection together. There is no substitute. Once we finish this album, we will try to make it to the four corners of the earth to see the rest of you. Until then, enjoy “ZHIVAGO” as much as we enjoyed making it. Until next time…

-Chad and the Paper Boys
3.9.15

Our favorite albums of 2014

Another year has come to a close and we personally feel that this year delivered some incredible music. Here are some of our favorites…

Chad: ALBUMS 

  • James Blake – Overgrown Gravity
  • Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
  • Charli XCX – True Romance
  • Sigur Ros – Kveikur
  • Kings of Leon – Mechanical Bull

JT:  ALBUMS

  • Susanne Sundfør – Silicone Veil: the best
  • Kanye West – Yeezus: best live art installation I’ve seen
  • QOTSA – Like Clockwork: Josh Homme is better than any guitar player in his class
  • Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of The City: If you still think it’s rich kid rock, you aren’t listening. I was put in my place.

 

Paper Route Update

Friends, Family, Fans,

As summer turns to fall, change is afoot for Paper Route. We’ve been locked away in a cabin, writing, recording, and feeling more excited and inspired than ever about what we are creating. But amidst the excitement, we have bittersweet news to share about our friend and drummer Gavin.

After spending some of the greatest and hardest moments of …our last 7 years together, Gav is moving on to other endeavors and will no longer be part of the band. Although his drumming and companionship will be sorely missed and never replaced, we love him and wish him all the best. He joined Paper Route as our friend, and he leaves as one. Send him your love in the comments below.

Because of the change, we’ll be pushing back our upcoming Atlanta and Nashville shows to December 11th and 12th respectively. Tickets already purchased will be honored for the rescheduled dates, and L.A. and our festival shows are still on as planned.

Crossroads like these force oneself to ask some difficult, soul-searching questions. We truly believe our best music is still ahead of us. We no longer have the luxury of naïveté like we did when we made Absence. Nor do we have the crippling pressures that accompanied The Peace of Wild Things. These things have been replaced with bravery and confidence. There is nothing more dangerous than a man (or band) with nothing left to lose.

Enough with all this melodramatic rhetoric. Gotta get back to work so we can bring you new music as soon as possible. We owe it to you.

Chad & JT
Paper Route

PAPER ROUTE UPDATE: BY JT

Hello everyone,

So – As it turns out, we aren’t that awesome at doing things like …….World Wide Web updates (hides face in shame)! As history has shown us before, we tend to lock ourselves in the studio and forget people might actually want to know what’s happening. My fading optimism persuades me to believe this is a good thing… that we are still making music for ourselves… that we still are chasing our own passion and vision, and not hypnotized by our phones and screens thinking everyone is down on bended knee for Paper Route updates. But in reality, I guess I could just say -‘we’re really busy, sorry.’- And with that, here is a small list I have made titled “Paper Route Delivers Their News” to both update everyone and salute the wonderful online and printed press people who have used creative headlines similar to this.

Paper Route Delivers Their News!

– We’re writing. A lot of songs. The most we’ve ever written. I can say with much conviction we will be just as excited to release the B-Sides of this album as we will be the Album itself.

– We’re planning a few shows for later this year, we will post the dates immediately after they’re confirmed.

– We still owe everyone the last song in our cover series. This is my fault. No one else’s. Everyone can blame me. Including Chad and Gavin. SORRY GUYS! But i’m working on it right now. Give me a few.

Meanderings From A Recovering Insomniac

Meanderings From A Recovering Insomniac

Merry springtime everyone! We hope this message finds you well. We’ve been busy working on various projects, but we have mostly been focusing on writing new songs for LP3. It has been a lot of fun and a lot of fun stress. Such is the life of a band. We are all drawing inspiration from a variety of places, some similar to each other and some disparate. What do we want to do next? What do we want to say? Do we need to make another album? What’s left inside the creative gas tank? Anything at all? Nothing? Well maybe we aren’t going to operate on gasoline anymore. Maybe the tank IS empty. Maybe that’s ok. Maybe we are going electric (like a car or Bob Dylan, take your pick). The greatest artists find new ways to stay inspired and challenge themselves. Those are the models we are currently looking to. How do you do something new and interesting without abandoning everything you’ve built? Well, I guess the answer is you just do it. You act your age. Be fearless. Act like a kid. Chase your anxiety. Follow your instinct. Reject what comes naturally. Do what comes easily. Overthink. Under think. Take a drive. Surprise yourself. Set your alarm. Set off the alarm. Cross a county line. Cross a hallway. Fake it. Trust it. Fight it. Get lost. Get found. Taste it. Throw it out. Abandon it. Go down with the ship. Hide your flaws. Exploit them. Experiment. Let others down. Think of others. Tell her you love her. Have a sip. Go for a run. Pick up a raquet. Turn off the subtitles. Buy more vinyl. Give the homeless guy a buck. Read Proverbs. Do a crossword. Ask for help. Write the script. Over deliver. Meditate under a blanket. Rebuild a bridge. Get on a plane. Celebrate. Think of yourself less. Drink coffee. Think of yourself even less. More coffee. Be grateful. Imagine. Think unrealistically. Pay your taxes. Give a ride to the airport. Trade with a stranger. Plant a garden. Fill the canvas. Choose family. Mow the yard. Iron your shirt. Take your vitamins. Call your grandma if she’s still around. Put off procrastination. Add hot sauce. Listen to Jeff Buckley. Blow out the candles. Surround yourself, for a moment. Isolate yourself, for a moment. Mourn the death of mix CDs. Open the window. Do the dishes. Prep the coffee for the morning. Buy organic. Pack a lunch. Put on headphones. Forgive people who don’t ask for it. Say you’re sorry. Think of yourself less. Try tea. Make a new friend. Dream. Roll the dice. Be thankful. Pray. Make music. Go to bed. Tomorrow is a new day.

Chad

buy Signed copy of Absence or The peace of wild things

If you’d like to purchase a signed copy of The Peace of Wild Things or Absence on Vinyl or CD email paperrouteinformation@gmail.com.

  • You will receive a response from us requesting certain info.
  • Please specify which album and what format.
  • If you’d like it personalized or customized please inform us in detail.
  • You MUST have a paypal account.
  • WE ONLY SHIP to USA (Excluding Alaska, HawaiI)

Here’s what’s available:

  • The Peace of Wild Things – Vinyl ($30, includes S&H)
  • The Peace of Wild Things – CD ($15, includes S&H)
  • Absence – Vinyl ($30, includes S&H)

Any order placed before May 1 will ship will ship out on May 1. Any order placed after May 1 will ship out on May 15. This won’t last forever so get yours now!

NO COUNTRY FOR NEW NASHVILLE INTERVIEW WITH JT

Our friends at No Country For New Nashville started a podcast very recently and we had the honor of being featured this week. This is an in depth audio interview with JT that covers past, present, and future. Enjoy!

CLICK HERE

Sincerely,
Paper Route

march 2014 update

Dear friends,

The last year and a half has been incredible for us, thanks to you. The process of making The Peace of Wild Things was such a whirlwind of change for the band and for each member personally. The majority of that change was hard, nearly fatal for Paper Route in many ways, but we’re writing this today to let you know we are fully alive and well. It was encouraging to see so many of you at shows this last year, some multiple times. We were gone much more than we were home, and we knew that we had made the right choice by sticking it out and finishing The Peace of Wild Things and touring relentlessly on it. And now….we look to the future.

Currently, we are in Nashville seeing friends, loved ones, having bonfires, and finding inspiration. More importantly though, we are writing our next album. We feel like this one will be really special, so be patient with us. You will get as many updates, videos, teasers etc. as we can come up with to keep the fire burning. We are in this together. Many of you have been supporting us since 2006 (first music released), or 2008 when we entered the chaotic world of touring. You are all why we’re still here, and we thank you.

Enough with the formalities, we’re off to write our best album yet……

Sincerely,
Paper Route (JT, Gavin, Chad)