August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Jesse Elliot LP Nearly Complete

Brian E, bassist Ed Pratico, and Jesse Elliot posing in their new threads!

Brian E, bassist Ed Pratico, and Jesse Elliot posing in their new threads!

Princeton, NJ singer/songwriter Jesse Elliot and our very own Brian E have been holed up at E’s own Secondhand Studios all Summer long mixing and remixing the former’s debut album, I Gave You My All. And now it appears mixing is complete!

“We’ve been keeping all the songs close to the vest,” says Elliot. “I want this to come out like an old fashioned LP…people hear it all, not as a single or a video…it’s a full album that tells a story.”

In addition to Brian E producing and mixing the record, there are a number of other Paper Jets connections to the record: Our vaunted stick-man Frank Lettieri Jr plays drums on the album while our former touring guitarist Jim McGee shows up to drop a few leads. Paper Jets photographer Amanda Guthrie took pictures and designed the album art, as well, making this a true family affair.

I Gave You My All is due this November.

July 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Scottie Heads to the DL

scottie_xrayScottie Maloney, our beloved bassist, will be heading to the Disabled List for 6-8 weeks due to an injury sustained during a football game. Scottie leapt into the air to pull down a game-saving interception when he landed awkwardly, breaking his collarbone in four places.

The good news: He held onto the ball and his team got the win!

The bad news: The Paper Jets will be going on an unplanned hiatus until our man gets better, lest Frank and Brian turn themselves into a powerpop White Stripes.

Our Weezer cover goes unaffected, as Scottie’s part was – thankfully – already put down. The remainder of the sessions will go as planned and we will reemerge in September better, stronger, faster and with more dexterous bass-playing than ever!

He heads in for surgery on Tuesday July 29th, 2014. Please send your thoughts, prayers, and good vibes out to him for a speedy recovery!

July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Face Forward Lineup Reunites, Works With Scott Kammerer.

FF_lineupIn the long-standing tradition of just about every band which has came before us, The Paper Jets and our longtime guitarist Bill Lambusta will once again be working together. On what, you’re asking? Remember that Weezer cover?

Bill was our guitarist from The Paper Jets’ inception in 2008 until his departure in 2010. Since then, we’ve worked with Bill on a number of projects and have even played a few shows together. But this will be the first time the whole band works together in the studio since 2010.

In another bit of serendipitous news, our old producer Scott Kammerer (PICTURES LIKE THIS ONE, BORED IN TOWN) is set to mix the track as well as assist in the production of the song. Says Brian Erickson on the prospect of the reunion with Lambusta: “Bill introduced me to Weezer in the first place, particularly the Pinkerton album, so it’s only appropriate that we all come together for this.” And on working with Kammerer again: “With the completion deadline looming, Scott is really the only one who can keep it all together…he’s a perfect fit for the project.”

Release date coming soon!

July 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

Frank Eyes Solo Tour

frank_hatAfter a successful West Coast run last Fall, our esteemed drummer, Frank Lettieri Jr, is heading to Canada with his Dust of Days project this August.

At the moment, no dates or venues have been announced. We will be sure to post updates as soon as we receive them. In the meantime, Scottie and Brian await Frank’s return with baited breath.

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

We’re Covering Weezer!

butterguitarIan Bennett – mixer and engineer of our We Are All Strange Friends album – is curating a tribute to Weezer’s second LP, Pinkerton, and we’re going to be taking on closer, “Butterfly.”

This isn’t the first time we’ve covered Weezer, though. The Face Forward lineup did a pretty solid version of, “Say it Ain’t So,” in our live set circa 2009.

We’re really excited for the opportunity to appear on what promises to be a great tribute album. Furthermore, we’ve got a few surprises up our sleeve that will surprise and delight longtime Paper Jets fans!

Our deadline is fast approaching so we’ve got work to do! We’ll be sure to update you with more soon.

May 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

June Tour Dates Added

We’re excited to announce that we’ll soon be hitting the road again! After a great show at Xfinity Live in Philadelphia (thanks Radio 104.5!), we’ll be trekking down south in the beginning of June for a one-week tour of Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina before finishing up with a blowout hometown show at Triumph Brewing Company in New Hope, PA, on June 20. Here’s the full itinerary:

 
Hope to see you out there! And remember, if you’d like us to come to your town, just let us know where you’re at on Twitter or Facebook. We’ll do our best to visit you!

May 2, 2014 in Tour

WE’RE PLAYING XFINITY LIVE!

Our pals over at Radio 104.5 Philadelphia have invited us for a night out! We’ll be performing at Xfinity Live on Thursday May 15th at 9:00pm. The best part is that admission is free; just tell them you’re there to see The Paper Jets!

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.