The amazing folks over at Philadelphia’s Radio 104.5 are premiering our new single, “Set of Rules,” on their website right now! Head on over to stream the track in its entirety, then stick around to listen to the crazy good music they play on the regular. And be sure to tune in at 5pm on Friday, January 17, to hear us play live during their Live At 5 program.
The headline kind of says it all. Our new single, “Set of Rules,” is available for purchase right now at the iTunes Store! This track has grown into a bonafide live staple for us, as anyone who has ever been to one of our shows can attest. And all that despite the fact that we’ve never released a proper version of it before now! We hope you enjoy it with all its professional studio bells and whistles. We sure do!
And by the way, let’s all give it up for Frank for coming up with the awesome single artwork. He’s quite a guy!
We’re crazy excited to announce that we’ll be the featured band on Radio 104.5′s “Live at 5″ segment on Friday, January 17th, at 5pm! The segment brings local bands into the station’s studio for a two-song live performance and interview, and has previously featured our friends in Run For It. Be sure to tune in to 104.5FM if you’re in the Philadelphia area, or visit www.radio1045.com to listen from anywhere over the interwebs.
And be sure to keep an eye on this page, specifically around next Tuesday. Cool things are in the offing…
Hold on to your hats, kids, because our new album, We Are All Strange Friends, finally has a release date! The record will be available to all on January 28, 2014, so make sure you mark your calendars! We’ll be hitting you with all kinds of goodies in the leadup to release day, so stay tuned here or friend us on Facebook for all the latest info. And if you haven’t already, you can listen to 30-second samples of every track from the new album below. Can’t wait for all of you to hear the whole thing!
FDR Label’s My Hometown: A Tribute to NJ is out now! The compilation album features our brand new studio cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City” (we’re track 17), and all proceeds will go to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. So make sure you grab a copy from FDR’s Bandcamp page, then come see us at The Record Collector in Bordentown, NJ, this Friday (July 26) at 7:30pm, where we’ll be playing at the album’s release party. Enjoy the music!
You’ve been waiting long enough, and it’s now time to start doling out info on our debut full-length album, We Are All Strange Friends! Keep an eye on this post over the next several weeks, as we’ll be revealing the tracklist one song per day along with a sample of each. We’re really excited to start sharing these songs with you, and we hope you enjoy them just as much as we did making them.
March 25 – Well, we have arrived at the end of our little journey, as it’s time to reveal the final track on We Are All Strange Friends! Said track will be “Getaway Car,” which can only be described as an epic finale. Just listen to the clip, see for yourself, and understand that that’s just 30 seconds of this song. The full version will melt your briz-ain! Thanks for sticking with us through these announcements, and stay tuned for even more big news!
March 22 – Cannot believe we’re almost at the end already! Track 10 will be “Misinformed,” a big ol’ dark number that I (Bill G.) think sounds like a nervous breakdown in all the right ways. Come and get the feelz! We’ll be taking a short break over the weekend, then hitting you with the final clip from the album on Monday. Stay tuned!
March 21 – Track 9 will be “I Said You Don’t,” which some of you might remember from an old acoustic demo we posted on our Facebook page something like a year and a half ago. It’s all grown up now, and we hope you like how it turned out!
March 20 – At Track 8, we go from our most mellow song to our most straight-up rock song, “Now You’re Gone.” Once again, Frank takes the mic for this one and absolutely kills it! But don’t take our word for it, take a listen for yourself.
March 19 – Time to slow things down for a second. The Frank-sung ballad “Making Me Run” will be Track 7 on the new album, serving as a brief comedown before we hit you with what is probably our hardest rocking song ever. Check back tomorrow for that one!
March 18 – And we’re back with another new track! The sixth song on the new record will be “Father’s War,” which we’ve been throwing around in varying stages of completion for a while now. This is without doubt our most experimental song to date, with a jazz piano breakdown, ripping guitar solos, and duet vocals between Brian and Frank. We really hope you like how it all comes together!
March 15 – Screaming in at Track 5 is another song you hopefully know and love, “It’s Only Talk.” We previously released it as a Hurricane Sandy relief single, and you can still buy it on Bandcamp, where all proceeds will continue to be donated to the American Red Cross. Listen to the full album version below!
March 14 – “Lena Lena” will keep things rockin’ in the Track 4 slot. This track almost didn’t make the album but got saved by some very vocal people who love it unconditionally. This one’s for you!
March 13 – Track 3 will be yet another live staple, “Set of Rules.” This one is probably the poppiest song we’ve written yet and always seems to get the crowd moving. Hope you like the clip!
March 12 – Track 2 will be none other than live favorite “Friends of Friends.” As Brian often says in concert, this song is about “being someone’s arm candy” and not really digging it too much. Check out a clip below!
March 11 – Let’s kick things off with a bang! The lead track on the new album will be the previously released single, “Cooking Up an Accident.” We’ve done a bit of tinkering (that probably only we can hear), so it sounds even better now. Trust us! Listen to the full album version below.
Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody! As a special treat, we’ve dug an old Brian E. solo track called “Through the Window” out of the archives and made it available for free download TODAY ONLY. This track, probably the closest thing we have to a traditional love song, was recorded on February 5, 2005, about two months before the first incarnation of The Paper Jets was formed. It has since been completely remixed and remastered for your enjoyment. Hope you like it!
We’re pleased out of our gourds to announce that we’ll be teaming with the upright citizens in The NowhereNauts to rock the living crap out of Sullivan Hall in New York City on Saturday, March 2! More details will be coming soon, so keep your eyes on this page to find out more.
For those of you that haven’t heard The NowhereNauts before, they are a most excellent NYC-based band that just released a great new alt-rock album called Warned You. Check out the video for the first single below:
To jump straight to the point, it’s almost done! We just received the final, mastered versions of every track to be featured on We Are All Strange Friends, and we’ve even decided the order you’ll be hearing them all in. Not only that, but the album artwork is now complete as well. All that remains is to get physical CDs pressed; upload this bad boy to iTunes, Spotify, etc.; and get some new music in your earholes! We’ll be revealing the artwork and track listing very soon, so keep your eyes on this space. We’re gonna make it an event!
In the meantime, we thought we’d take a minute to get all our new fans up to speed on some of our older stuff. We’ve thrown together a bit of a “Best Of” playlist on Spotify featuring the best tracks from our debut mini-LP, Face Forward; our rarities album, Sorta Bored; and “Cooking Up an Accident,” the first single from We Are All Strange Friends. We hope you like it!