As they look ahead to the September 23rdrelease of their new album Real Emotion, Nashville-based alt-rock trio PAPER ROUTE have announced that their headlining U.S. tour will kick off October 27thin Baton Rouge, LA. The national run will feature support from Halfnoise (Zac Farro’s solo project), and include several stops in Texas–Dallas, Houston and Austin–as well as St. Louis, Chicago, Minneapolis, DC, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Orlando, before coming to a close in the band’s hometown of Nashville. Tickets for all dates (listed below) go on sale this Friday (8/26) at http://paperrouteonline.com/home/#shows.
Real Emotion marks the band’s third full-length album and first with Kemosabe Records/Sony Music Ent. The 16-track collection is available now for pre-order at PAPER ROUTE‘s webstore and on iTunesfor $7.99; the first instant grat track “Balconies” will be released on September 2nd and the album’s first two singles, “Laugh About It” and “Chariots,” are also available now.
The current single “Chariots” is currently at Alternative radio nationwide (including SiriusXM’s Alt Nation), was recently added to two of Spotify’s top playlists: Indie Pop! and New Noise, and was chosen as the exclusive track for the FIFA 17 – Official Gameplay Trailer, which premiered at E3 2016 and has over 5.4 million views. Check out the just-released animation lyric video for “Chariots” here: https://youtu.be/K87MK1Fh43Y.
With Real Emotion, the band’s creative vision didn’t end with the music. When the time came to select artwork for the album cover, main lyricist and frontman JT Daly, a lifelong artist, found visual inspiration from the themes emerging within the new music. Using mixed materials–prints, paint, and items such as an old TV, cassette boombox radio, playing cards, flowers and a bowl of pill capsules—Daly and his longtime collaborative art partner Micah Bell crafted an immersive room installation, with all surrounding walls and floor draped with several individual pieces, each inspired by a track off Real Emotion. The album cover is a photograph of PAPER ROUTE actually inside the room installation.
“The album title, Real Emotion, comes from a conversation I had with author David Dark about mental health,” Daly explains. “How it can be embarrassing when those closest to you witness the real you, and the struggle of balancing everyday life. How it might almost seem fake but it is very real. It’s a real emotion. The album art is a visual expression of these emotions.”
Catch PAPER ROUTE on tour in the following cities:
Thu 10/27 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
Fri 10/28 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues, Cambridge Room
Sat 10/29 – Houston, TX – Satellite Bar
Sun 10/30 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ
Tue 11/1 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Thu 11/3 – St Louis, MO – The Firebird
Fri 11/4 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
Sat 11/5 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater, Studio B
Mon 11/7 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at Crofoot
Wed 11/9 – Washington, DC – DC9
Thu 11/10 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade NYC
Fri 11/11 – Hamden, CT – Ballroom at the Outer Space
Sat 11/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy
Mon 11/14 – Carrboro, NC – Local 506
Tue 11/15 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade, Purgatory