You’ve got the full tracklisting, so now it’s time to hit you with the cover art for our brand spankin’ new album, We Are All Strange Friends! Hope you like it!
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!
We will be featured on Princeton TV this Friday, December 21, on the Breezin’ with Bierman and Zombie Etiquette shows! Breezin’ with Bierman airs from 7-9pm, and we’ll be doing a live interview and playing a few acoustic songs during the first hour. We also pre-recorded three live electric tracks while surrounded by zombies for Zombie Etiquette, and those will be airing from 9-10pm. Check out one of them below, then tune in to see the rest!
Sending our love and affection to all those who came out to see us play at the Triumph Brewing Company in New Hope, PA, last Friday, November 30th. Honestly, this was one of our Top 10 favorite shows ever, maybe even Top 5. We hope to be back really soon!
For those who couldn’t make it, you can check out videos of “Of an Extrovert / Forget You” and “Pumped Up Kicks” recorded live at the show. Enjoy!
Of an Extrovert / Forget You
Pumped Up Kicks
Our new single, “It’s Only Talk,” is now available for purchase on Bandcamp at http://thepaperjets.bandcamp.com/album/its-only-talk. All the money we earn from this release will be donated in full to the American Red Cross to help those caught in the wreckage of Hurricane Sandy. The single will cost $1, but you can donate more if you would like. In addition, if you’d like to donate to the Red Cross normally, simply visit http://www.redcross.org. Thanks in advance for your generosity, and we hope you like the song!
On Monday, November 5th, we will begin selling our new single, “It’s Only Talk,” on our Bandcamp page. All proceeds from sales of the track will be donated to the American Red Cross to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The track will cost $1, but you can donate more if you would like. Below is a statement from the band.
“As New Jersey residents, a band that has performed at Seaside Heights and Asbury Park, and ultimately human beings, the devastation Hurricane Sandy has wrought on the Jersey Shore has affected us on a deeply personal level. It is a sobering thought that many of the places we played and the boards we walked and goofed around on simply aren’t there any more. Our hearts go out to those who are still in danger, and we hope that this gesture will help in some small way. The Jersey Shore will rise again, and when it does, we’ll be there to rock it!”
It’s about time we hit you with a new single from We Are All Strange Friends, and rather than just push it out through our own channels, we partnered with the lovely people at HITS Daily Double (shout-out to Erica Ramon!) to premiere it on their The B-Side blog! The post is up here, meaning you can listen to our brand new track, “It’s Only Talk,” at this very second. We hope you all love it and can’t wait for you to hear the rest of the album!
Also, in case you are not a fan of sidebars, we’ve announced a whole slew of new shows in November and December to close out the year. One last chance to get your face rocked off before the Mayans kill us all! Dates are below:
- Friday, November 9 – Mill Hill Basement (Trenton, NJ)
- Friday, November 16 – Rider University (Lawrenceville, NJ)
- Friday, November 30 – Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope, PA)
- Saturday, December 29 – The Grape Room (Philadelphia, PA)
See you crazy kids there!