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Paper Route

Paper Route

Rock / Indie / Ambient Nashville, TN  US


  • Mon

    Feb 29

    Albuquerque, NM, US | 7:00pm
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    Mar 1

    Indianapolis, IN, US | 3:00pm

    MUTEMATH with PAPER ROUTE If art aims to capture those childlike epiphanies we all had afterdiscovering something new about the world, then the best and most enduringmusic comes from somewhere near that place. When a songcaptures in just three-and-a half minutes, that feeling of aweat everything, then the musicthe arthas done its job. It is this"vital" place MUTEMATH needed find again. And they needed tofind it on their own. The greatest gift to MUTEMATH might just bethat this time out, there is no label, there was no management, noproducer. There was no "executive opinion" before the music wasfully formed."You want to always rediscover the reason you started doing this inthe first place," says MUTEMATH's singer and primary songwriterPaul Meany. "This album is the one we've been dying to make allalong. We found the album that is right for this band and for thisband now.""We knew we had to self-produce this one," says Darren King, theband's drummer. "This was an album for us that couldn't happenproperly unless we were willing to roll up our sleeves and dive intoall of the creation and sculpting that comes with bringing an albumfrom its inception to the very end. It was really important for us togive ourselves a chance to find the sounds and songs that representwhere we are right now.""Now" is a word that comes up again and again when speaking withthe four members of MUTEMATH. Now, if you ask any one of them,is precisely where they've been reaching for all along."I feel it's a rebirth, for sure", says Roy Mitchell-Crdenas, the band'sguitarist, and most-often bassist. "I'm extremely excited and proud ofhow Vitals came out. It's some of our best songwriting. We're reallyshooting for a higher level with this record."But with MUTEMATH, this genuine all-or-nothing approach is soabundant everywhere on this, the band's fourth full-length, that evena newcomer to the band will sense the urgency and the high stakes.You don't even have to take their word for it. You can hear it in everysingle note of the songs they've made.Nothing has been particularly easy on the band these past four yearssince 2011's Odd Soul. They parted ways with their label, theychanged management, and replaced a band member. Add to that themarriages, births, deaths, and an eventual panic attack that hadMeany hiding in the bathroom of his own home as his wife andnewborn daughter slept. Thankfully, that night led to a song insteadof a hospital visit.Meany sings above thick, oceanic synth swells of "Composed"sounding every bit like the undulating undertow he fought off thatevening to swim and find the far shore: "I have said to myself in amirror's company/Who's that panicked stranger on his knees?" Hearrives at gratitude and awareness for the thing's he has and pledges,finally, to keep moving forward: "You keep my head composed/Youkeep my head afloat."Whether he is addressing his wife and daughter, or the music thathas provided him his life's purpose for so many years (or all three)the evidence of triumph is all over Vitals, an album of stadium-sizedhooks designed to reach rafters, yet delivered from deep within thesmallest caverns of this band's very soul."I feel completely drained and completely relieved," Meany says,with Vitals completed and on its way out into the world. "It's an extremely rewarding experience. We don't take this lightly and Idon't think we're very flippant with what it means for the people thatwant to hear this music. We try to deliver our best. We put our allinto it. And even though this record takes a chance for us, it staystrue to where and why we started".Everyone in the band agrees that Vitals became an album the daythey wrote "Monument." It's a song that rejoices in the present,refusing to wait for something to be gone in order to celebrate it. It isthe center that holds this ambitious collection together."A monument usually signifies a memorialization for what is nomore," Meany explains. "This song is about taking control of themoments we still have, while we still have them together. The threatof an ending is nothing to be afraid of, but something that can beturned into beauty and serve as a vibrant means to keep movingforward."MUTEMATH's Vitals is the sound of a band reborn, rediscoveringjust why they must make music by making it for themselves, aboveand beyond the interference of anyone (or anything) else. Acollection of songs that would not exist if it were not for the fourmembers of the band demanding only the best of themselves so thatwhat they deliver to the world isn't just more noise, but somethingthat does nothing less than find a certain harmony in the world andin themselves.The only thing left is for you to hear it, knowing that you provide thefinal piece that completes this long labor of struggle and eventualtriumph. All art is a gift. Vitals by MUTEMATH is for you,me, everyone. This time out, the band is unafraid, refusing to hidebehind unnecessary subtleties and striving for that universal chordthat resides in us all. Sometimes it takes a decade. Sometimes it neverhappens. For MUTEMATH, it happens now.

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    Mar 4

    Los Angeles, CA, US | 7:30pm
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    Mar 5

    Sacramento, CA, US | 12:00am
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    Mar 7

    Portland, OR, US | 7:00pm
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  • bekken (Artist)
    Better LIfe is so killer!
  • Totally Overrated Sellouts (Artist)
    Totally Overrated Sellouts
    We'd love to share a stage with you! Very cool! We are recommending you fo sho!
  • Chuck Brunicardi (Artist)
    Chuck Brunicardi
    "Better Life" top notch production and vocals Paper Route. Infectious song. LA best wishes.
  • Stuart (Artist)
    Good job keep it up! I really like your music especially "Better Life" check out my music I hope you find something you like I think "Love is not enough" is a track for you !
  • Aaron Dozer (Artist)
    Aaron Dozer
    Very fine tunes!
  • Lucas Donofrio (Artist)
    Lucas Donofrio
    "You Rock!**** I wish you all the success your deserve." Lucas Donofrio



Label: Independent, Tree of Hearts Records

Manager: Mac Reynolds

Bio: “Paper Route’s Experiment with Sincerity”

Here’s the situation. In Nashville, there’s an old, decrepit plantation house where three bedraggled but refined, white gentlemen drop beats, craft wordplay, design artwork, and arrange orchestral maneuvers in the dark. The structure is called Joy Mansio...See Full Bio

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