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The Paper Jets


  1. 1.
    Cooking Up an Accident
  2. 2.
    Lena Lena
  3. 3.
    Set of Rules
  4. 4.
    Friends of Friends
  5. 5.
    Father's War
The Paper Jets aren’t your typical New Jersey rock band, delivering their own brand of pop-based alt-rock that folds in elements of Big Star, Weezer, The Beach Boys, Ben Folds, and Spoon.
The result is an eclectic, melody-focused sound with the power to move, both physically and emotionally. The Paper Jets took shape at Rider University, where Brian Erickson and Frank Lettieri Jr. met while working at the campus radio station. They united with Bill Lambusta and Scottie Maloney to form the band in 2008, releasing their debut mini-LP, “Face Forward,” in 2009. Following Lambusta’s departure in 2011, the group began work on their debut full-length album, “We Are All Strange Friends.” After recording guitars at his apartment, Brian tapped long-time friend Tim Ryan for keyboards. Recording then moved to MOSHI Productions, where Frank recorded drums while Hurricane Irene raged outside, eventually flooding the studio. Tragically, Tim was killed in a car accident shortly after finishing his keyboard parts. The completed record, released in 2014, is dedicated to his memory. The band then reconvened for the “Almost Nine” EP, which includes two previously unrecorded live-concert staples along with the freshly written “Brand New Shoes” and Tim Ryan cover “Jo Don’t Let Me." It was released in 2015, after which lead guitarist Mike Virok and new bassist Scott Austin Miller joined. They are currently working on a new full-length album, tentatively titled “Everyday Forever.”


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