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April 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

PARKER SOLO ALBUM UNDERWAY

As work on the Brian-produced album I Gave You My All by Jesse Elliot wraps up, recording begins for Timid Roosevelts drummer Jaime Parker’s solo joint.  The as-yet-untitled project will feature Parker on vocals and drums, and guitars by Mike Virok and our very own Scottie Maloney.  Brian will be producing and playing the bass.

The last time Parker fronted a band was with Piper Maru back in 2007.  That group featured would-be Paper Jets Scottie Maloney on drums and Bill Lambusta on guitar.  After Piper Maru disbanded following a Northeast tour, Maloney and Lambusta joined The Paper Jets while Parker defected to The Timid Roosevelts.  “Things are coming full-circle for us,” says Maloney.  “It started with Jaime Parker’s band and we’re glad to help her out with something new.”

 

March 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

Vote for Us!!!!

We’re insanely excited to announce that we have been selected as one of Radio 104.5′s Top 25 local bands, giving us a chance to open their 7th Birthday Show at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Philadelphia on May 11th! If we win, we’d be playing with major acts Foster the People, Cage the Elephant, Bastille, Third Eye Blind, Foals, and Kongos! Needless, to say, it’s kind of a big deal.

However, we can’t get there without your vote! Please click the link to go to the Radio 104.5 contest page and cast your ballot so we can move on to the Final Four. You can vote once per day, and each vote also gets you entered in a drawing for free tickets to the show. So, you know, you win too!

Thanks to all of you in advance, and if we get this amazing opportunity, we will personally hug and kiss each and every one of you.

March 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Announcing: Summer Tour!

It’s confirmed!  We are currently scheduling a Summer 2014 tour!  Exclamation points!!!  We’ll announce dates, cities, and venues soon.  All we’ll reveal at the moment is that we’ll start on the East Coast, head West, dio on down South, then circle the wagons back above the Mason Dixon for a triumphant homecoming show.  Needless to say, it’s going to be an intense time.

March 11, 2014 in News

Brian Solo EP Now Available!!!

From Insult to Injury, the pre-Paper Jets EP that Brian recorded (then shelved) back in 2005 is finally seeing proper release nearly 10 years later!  The singer explained that the formation of a nascent version of The Paper Jets is ultimately what caused the Insult sessions to cease.  “We kind of went all-in with the band,” he said.  “Frank had material, I had material,” he continued, “It didn’t always work in the context of the group…so we set all that aside and made the band our primary focus for a long time.”

Since then, Frank has released two albums under his Dust of Days moniker while Brian has remained mostly quiet on the solo front.  From Insult to Injury was picked up by Aqualung Records, a label which releases albums for The Sleeping Satellites Initiative, a collective of musicians and songwriters whose record sale profits benefit the Hands Together charity.

So where can we get the new album, JetsAdmin?  Well, friends, that’s a great question!  You can stream the entire album for free on BandCamp.  The album is fully-downloadable on a name-your-price basis.  Of course, we kindly ask for a small donation to help a great cause, but no matter what you decide to do, check the album out.  Listen, share, enjoy and – most of all – repeat!

Get the album here.

 

March 7, 2014 in News

Brian, Bill to Record Together Again

Bill Lambusta, who served as our lead guitarist and co-songwriter from 2008 – 2011, will be joining Brian in the studio for the weekend of March 8 – 9, 2014.  The last time the two worked together was in December of 2010.  They recorded seven songs (three by Bill, three by Brian, and one co-write) for a proposed EP with a working title of No Good.  While the sessions were fairly productive, they didn’t yield the results the duo were hoping for.  Two tracks, “Set of Rules,” and “It’s Only Talk,” were rebuilt and used on our album, We Are All Strange Friends.  The rest remain in the vaults.

Now, for the first time in over three years, they will be entering the studio together to collaborate on a few songs for Jeff Fiedler’s Sleeping Satellites Initiative charity project.  So far, they only plan to record two or three songs at most.  Not sure if they’ll include any holdovers from Bill’s time in the band or whether the two plan to start over with fresh material.

We will keep everyone up to date with any further developments including song titles, and release date.

 

March 7, 2014 in News

Scottie Slings Six String

Our very own Scottie Maloney – bassist, co-writer of “Lena Lena,” lover of vintage automobiles – will contributing some guitar work on a new project currently being undertaken by Timid Roosevelts drummer Jaime Parker.  Whether or not it is a straight-up solo album or a new band remains to be seen.

March 7, 2014 in Tour

Live in Philadelphia – NEXT WEEK!

We will be bringing our three-piece rock and roll to Philadelphia.  Here’s the deets:

Wednesday March 12th, 2013

Voltage Lounge // 421 N 7th St, Philadelphia, PA

The show starts at 9pm and the admission is only $10 (or $7.21 EURO for our overseas fans).

As always, copies of our new album, We Are All Strange Friends, will be on sale.  Get there early for our Backstage Pass giveaway.  We will be raffling off backstage passes to two lucky fans!  Maybe you’ll be one of them!!  Exclamation points!!!

March 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

Brian to Release Lost Solo Sessions

Our very own Brian E. – not terribly prolific in the solo career department – has agreed to release a 7-song solo EP entitled, From Insult to InjuryIt is set to be released on Tuesday March 11th at 12:00 noon via BandCamp.

Originally recorded in 2005, around the same time he and Frank were getting started with a nascent version of The Paper Jets, Insult was ultimately shelved in favor of carrying on full-time with the band.

The EP is being issued as part of Jeff Fiedler’s Sleeping Satellites Initiative, conceived and designed to benefit the Haiti relief charity, Hands Together.

“Jeff approached me,” Brian said, “and it seemed like the right time and the right circumstances to let those recordings go.”

But – the singer stresses – this is not the rough, early Paper Jets-type material from 2011′s Sorta Bored.  “Most of the tracks were recorded late at night, completely alone,” he describes.  “And the overall feel of the record definitely reflects that.”  To add to the vintage 2005-ness of the album, Brian even dug up the original cover art.  Yes, his hair used to be that long.

Track Listing:

1.) Through the Window

2.) Cracks

3.) A Little Out of Key

4.) Nothing to Say

5.) Face to Face

6.) Wednesday Night

7.) Porcelain

February 26, 2014 in News

We’re On The Radio!

 

Thank you to our friends Jessie and Wendy at Radio 104.5 Philadelphia for spinning our song, “Cooking Up An Accident.”

So…what does that mean for you, the avid Paper Jets fan?  Funny you should ask.  You can send a text to ’91045′ and tell Jessie to keep spinning, “Cooking Up An Accident” by The Paper Jets.

Who knows?  We might have a hit on our hands!

January 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

New Album Available Now!

We Are All Strange Friends, our brand new album and first full-length, is available for purchase RIGHT NOW! Head on over to iTunes to buy a digital copy for your iPod machine (do they still make those?) or CD Baby to grab a physical version.

We are beyond excited to finally have this album in stores. It’s been a long, sometimes hard, road. But we thank you for sticking with us through all the twists and turns, and we sincerely hope the end result lives up to and exceeds your expectations. Let us know what you think!