February 4, 2016 in News

Watch the ‘Full Count’ Pilot (And Listen to the Theme Song)

February 2, 2016 saw the premiere of a new TV pilot called, ‘Full Count,’ for which our own Brian Erickson has written and performed the theme song.

The show, which chronicles the follies of a city restaurant softball team called the Bread Sox is the brainchild of comedian Rob Ryan and 186 Productions.  Erickson was brought on board to pen the theme song back in the Fall.  The late Tim Ryan (Rob’s older brother) contributed incidental music to the program, as well.

Paper Jets manager Bill Greenwood was also on hand at the premiere, along with Brian’s longtime girlfriend (and band photographer) Amanda Guthrie.

The show will tour the festival circuit, be pitched to various networks, and will make its Los Angeles premiere in the coming weeks.

The ‘Full Count’ pilot is now up and available for viewing. Brian’s theme song starts at the 21:56 mark. But don’t skip ahead; watch the show first!

February 1, 2016 in News

It Has Begun

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December 11, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

We’re Nominated For An Asbury Music Award!

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UPDATE (December 18, 2015): The Paper Jets did not win the Asbury Award but would like to thank family, friends, and fans for all their support.

The Paper Jets have been nominated for an Asbury Music Award in the ‘Best Alternative Rock Band’ category and we couldn’t be happier or more proud to be included in such great company!  We thank all the fantastic musicians, photographers, clubs, promoters, and local business owners who have helped make The Paper Jets a part of this wonderful artistic community, as well as the nominating committee for considering us in the first place.  We look forward to the awards ceremony which will be held at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ on December 17, 2015.

December 8, 2015 in Uncategorized

Brian Talks Records, Recording

Brian recently spoke to Ed and Alice over at You Don’t Know Jersey, a PJ-B-6fantastic Garden State culture website.  Why the chat?  Well because he was lucky enough to be the subject of an ongoing series called, Musicians With Their Record Collections.  In the article, he talks about his decade in music, producing albums for others, his Great Albums Podcast, and other various ventures and adventures all through the lens of his vast record (or CD, as it were) collection.

CHECK OUT THE ARTICLE RIGHT HERE!

December 2, 2015 in News, Releases, Tour, Uncategorized

Brian’s Yarnspinners Set is Now Available

YSlogo1400_2Back in October, our very own Brian Erickson got together with another Brian.  Brian David Rothenbeck, that is, who hosts the Yarnspinners Music Podcast.  Our Brian chronicles his decade (!) in music by digging deep into the catalog; playing songs that haven’t graced the concert hall in years.  Along the way, he starts talking.  He talked so much that Rothenbeck, gracious host as he is, suggested a two-part episode.

So what we get here is Part I which covers roughly the first half (2005 – 2008) of Erickson’s proverbial journey through the past.  He speculates on what it would have taken for him to quit his college band, why it is that he contributed to the downfall of Borders Books & Music, and discusses more serious topics like failed relationships, leaving home, and losing a parent.

You can also listen to Brian make liberal use of the F-word over the course of this 43-minute episode by clicking this link.