September 15, 2016 in Tour

October Dates

Quick update on our October tour dates. Brian’s out solo and the full-band has nothing short of an extravaganza planned for mid-month!

Oct 5 – Scouts Coffee Bar & Mercantile – High Bridge, NJ – 8p – Free Admission – All Ages – Brian Solo

Oct 14 – Stockton Market – Stockton, NJ – 6:00p – Free Admission – All Ages – Brian Solo (w/ Renee Maskin & Devon Moore)

Oct 15 – John & Peter’s – New Hope, PA – 8:00p – Free Admission – 21+ (w/ Dentist, The Vaughns, & We’re Ghosts Now)

Oct 16 - Noise In the Attic – The Inkwell, Long Branch, NJ – 8:30p – $5 Donation – All Ages – Brian Solo

September 1, 2016 in News, Releases

Brian Talks Scene, Plays New Song

013152_2f57c1f5f45f40ff9623f126794049c7-mv2Brian Erickson was recently featured on the fantastic 25 O’Clock Podcast. He spoke at length to host Dan Drago about his own Great Albums podcast, handling criticism, and the wealth of high-quality female-centric bands coming out of the local music scene.

In addition, Erickson performs a new Paper Jets song called, “Charlie It Can’t Be Done.” He describes the song’s origins, and even gets into a little bit about the band’s forthcoming album, Everyday Forever.

Technical Notes:
Brian’s portion of the program starts at about 6:00 and “Charlie It Can’t Be Done,” comes in around the 29:00 mark.

August 1, 2016 in News, Tour, Video

We’re WRAT’s Video of the Week!

After BrianWRAT-Facebook-OG-Image turned in a surprise solo performance last week at Long Branch’s Pier Village, The Paper Jets have now been featured as 95.9 WRAT’s Video of the Week. Check out the article and give our “Set of Rules” music video a fresh watch. And thank you to Tom Hanley – host of WRAT’s Jersey Rock program – for the props!

 

July 15, 2016 in News

Recording Updates

It’s been a minute since our last big update but just because we haven’t said much doesn’t mean we haven’t been extremely productive. When we put the band on ice after last Summer’s tour of the Northeast, we had originally planned to have our record done, ready and released by this coming Fall. It may still be done and ready, but its release status got called into question for reasons both good and bad. The bad of course being that – if you hadn’t deduced by the pictures or possibly from seeing us at one of our (admittedly infrequent) live appearances this year – our long time bassist and friend Scottie isn’t in the group anymore. His slot has since been filled by Miller, late of Evangelina & the Boys (the same band we plucked our guitarist Virok from, actually). Jets & the Boys, we suppose.

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Frank and Engineer Alex Santilli at Spice House Sound in Philadelphia

Logistically, the labor of learning all the new songs, losing a member, looking for a replacement, and then teaching said replacement material both old and new became Priority #1 for us this past Winter. Under different circumstances, we’d likely have been finished recording by the time we actually started, given these changes. The good is that Miller has proven himself to be a quick study and as such, we’re not that far behind. And so our brave Jets fly forward.

Recording is well-underway with Miller and Frank both locking in to provide a rhythm section the likes of which The Paper Jets have never seen. Regarding our album proper (still called Everyday Forever for those sticking around to complete the survey), the aforementioned rhythm section has largely done its due diligence as we patiently await the return of Virok (who has spent time out in Los Angeles working on a special project) to lay down his guitar parts. We’ve got a few good guests lined up for the record, too!

So thank you all for sticking with us during what has turned out to be a trying – but ultimately rewarding – year thus far. We’ve got a few shows this Summer, and will likely add to that before the nights get too short again. Then before you know it we’ll be all the way back, new record in hand ready to hoist our glasses, drop the needle on Everyday Forever and celebrate in unison the start of something new and exciting!

June 23, 2016 in Tour

Dates & a Doc

da52932a52aef285ef0094a7adecf5f9The Paper Jets have added a slate of dates to their calendar, though don’t expect many more as they continue work on their forthcoming album Everyday Forever throughout the Summer. Along with the new album and live engagements, the band has been recording practices, studio sessions, and performances as part of a yet-to-be-titled Ryan Hanratty-directed documentary film.

June 29Asbury Park Live – 1st Ave & Ocean Ave Green Space – 7:00p – All Ages – FREE (w/ Goodbye Tiger)

July 03Welcome America Festival – Independence Hall Square, Philadelphia, PA – 2:30p – All Ages – FREE (w/ The O’Jays, Leslie Odom Jr., Leon Bridges, and Biz Markie)

July 14The Inkwell – Long Branch, NJ – 8:00p – All Ages – FREE – Brian Solo (w/ Matt Curen)

July 23Brix City Brewery – Little Ferry, NJ – Time TBA – Brian Solo (w/ Little Rose, and The Dead Flowers)

July 29 – Kennedy Park – Asbury Park, NJ – 7:00p – 9:00p – Free Admission – All Ages – Brian Solo

July 30FireFest – Court Tavern, New Brunswick, NJ – 7:00p – $10 – 21+

August 17 – Asbury Park Yacht Club – Asbury Park, NJ – 8:00p – FREE – 18+

August 27Scouts Coffee Bar & Mercantile – High Bridge, NJ – 11:00a – FREE – All Ages – Brian Solo

Sept 4Soft Sounds – Court Tavern, New Brunswick, NJ – 7:00p – $5 – 21+ Brian Solo (w/ Renee Maskin, Batting a Thousand, The Wolf Inside, and Lance Greene)

Sept 10Small Planet Radio Release Party – Court Tavern, New Brunswick, NJ – 8:00p – $10 – 21+

Oct 5 – Scouts Coffee Bar & Mercantile – High Bridge, NJ – 8p – Free Admission – All Ages – Brian Solo

Oct 14 – Stockton Market – Stockton, NJ – 6:00p – Free Admission – All Ages – Brian Solo (w/ Renee Maskin & Devon Moore)

Oct 15 – John & Peter’s – New Hope, PA – 8:00p – Free Admission – 21+ (w/ Dentist, The Vaughns, & We’re Ghosts Now)

Oct 16 - Noise In the Attic – The Inkwell, Long Branch, NJ – 8:30p – $5 Donation – All Ages – Brian Solo