May 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

Full EP Streaming Now on Radio 104.5!

radio1045logo-1Want a taste of our new EP, Almost Nine? Well, why settle for a taste when you could hear the whole thing? Head on over to Radio 104.5’s website to stream the full EP right now! And if you like what you hear, you can pre-order your copy over at FDR Label’s Bandcamp page. We hope you like it!

May 20, 2015 in Tour

Upcoming Dates Updates, Brian Plays Rare Stuff

We’ve added a few new dates to our calendar and we thought it’d be a good idea to share ‘em!

05.22.15 || The Rail House — Rahway, NJ — 8pm — 21+ — $3.00

06.07.15 || Scarlet Pub — New Brunswick, NJ — 8pm — 21+ — Free — Brian Solo*

06.13.15 || Trenton Social — Trenton, NJ — 8pm — 21+ — Free

06.20.15 || Art All Night — Trenton, NJ — TBA — All Ages — TBA

06.22.15 || Dining Room Radio Podcast– 8pm – Listen by following the link

 

*Brian will be performing a solo set of rare/unreleased material and maybe a song from his favorite album, Pet Sounds.

May 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

First ‘Almost Nine’ Review Posted!

The fine folks at Infectious Magazine have posted the first review of our new EP, Almost Nine, and we’re happy to say they liked it! According to them, it’s “quite different from the dullness clogging modern music,” and our main man Brian E. gets a chance to “show off his captivating voice and versatile range.” Sounds good to us! You can read the full review by clicking here.

Don’t forget that you can pre-order the EP right now at the FDR Label website, and it will be available broadly on Tuesday, May 26th. Finally, if you’d like to hear two tracks from it immediately, just check out the sampler below.

May 9, 2015 in News, Press, Releases, Tour

Elliot Album Get Release Date, Stellar Reviews

I Gave You My All, the debut full-length by Princeton, NJ singer/songwriter Jesse Elliot will be coming out on Saturday June 13th!  The album – nearly two years in the making – features Paper Jet Frank Lettieri Jr on drums, former touring member Jim McGee on lead guitar and was produced by Jets singer/guitarist Brian Erickson.  So far, the pre-release reviews have been extremely promising:

“…the album supplies a muscular, punchy sonic exploration, showcasing a rugged production style that melds many of Elliot’s more raucous vocals with the hard-driving guitars of Jim McGee and Brian Erickson.   I Gave You My All, is a compelling and engaging recording from a dynamic artist who crosses musical boundaries, back and forth, sometimes even in the same song.”  -Rick Jamm, Jamsphere

“The first thing that might strike you from the opening tones of I Gave You My All, is you might wonder where exactly in the 70’s did they unearth Jesse Elliot?  He’s made a cohesive album with songs that display raw emotion and a real passion for making music from the heart.”  -Jer, Sleeping Bag Studios

Elliot will be holding a release party at the Trenton Social in Trenton, NJ on June 13, 2015 at 8pm.

May 9, 2015 in News, Tour

The Invisible Solid Reunites (Sort Of)

Last night at The Rail in Rahway, NJ, the band from which The Paper Jets evolved – The Invisible Solid – reunited for an impromptu performance.  Led by Brian Erickson on vocals and guitar, the lineup was rounded out by former Paper Jets touring guitarist Jim McGee, founding ‘Solid member Drew Novelli on bass, and long-tenured ‘Solid Jeff Fiedler on drums.

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From left to right: Drew Novelli, Jeff Fiedler, Brian E, Jim McGee || photo by Amanda Guthrie

They ran through a nine-song set, highlighted by a back half that included old songs such as “You’ll Come Around,” and “Take It All Back,” sitting comfortably alongside more recent Paper Jets material like “Set of Rules,” and “Friends of Friends.”

The performance came as a result of a last-minute cancellation.  “A band had cancelled so we tried to get the ‘Jets to fill the slot,” said Erickson, “…but I was the only one available; I started calling some friends and luckily Drew and Jeff were around.”

When asked if the reunion would continue, Erickson said, “It’s not a real, true reunion without Bill [Lambusta] or Frank [Lettieri], so no, tonight was just a fun one-off.”

Here’s the full set list:

1. Friends of Friends

2. You’re the One That I Want (Grease cover)

3. Really Good to Be Alone (feat. Jesse Elliot)

4. With a Little Help From My Friends (Beatles cover feat. Jesse Elliot)

5. Stay Back Here

6. Set of Rules

7. Take it All Back

8. You’ll Come Around

9. Blister In the Sun (feat. everyone in the room)

Said Novelli of the experience of performing with his old bandmates again, “I just did it so that I didn’t have to pay the cover charge.”

 

The Invisible Solid was formed in March 2005 by Brian Erickson (vocals) and Frank Lettieri (drums) with Bill Lambusta (guitar) and Drew Novelli (bass).  Novelli left at the end of 2005 and was replaced by Jeff Fiedler.  The band played its final show in January of 2007 and since then, all five members have only publicly reunited once; performing a brief set in May of 2013.