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Blending digital-age pop/rock with ambient electronics, Nashville's Paper Route got their start in the summer of 2004, when founder Chad Howat began assembling tracks in the middle of the night in an attempt to battle his insomnia. Encouraged by his creations, he recruited friends and former bandmates J.T. Daly and Andy Smith to collaborate on this new work. Following some further contributions, the trio soon completed enough material for a pair of EPs that they released in late 2006. By this time they'd attracted the attention of Universal Records and, with their help, landed a few key song placements, most notably on the WB's One Tree Hill and the film (500) Days of Summer. Just prior to the release of Absence, their 2009 full-length debut, drummer Gavin McDonald joined the band. The album made a decent showing, rising to number 13 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart as Paper Route hit the road touring with acts like Paramore, Phantom Planet, and Passion Pit. As they began to ready their follow-up, it was announced that Smith had left Paper Route, again reducing them to a trio. The Peace of Wild Things, the band's sophomore LP, was released in September 2012 and this time cracked the Billboard Top 200. They spent much of 2013 on tour, joining acts like Imagine Dragons and Anberlin, and late in the year they released a pair of singles covering both Lorde's "Royals" and Destiny's Child's "Say My Name." By 2014, McDonald had parted ways with the band, leaving Howat and Daly to issue their next single, 2015's "Zhivago," as a duo. Later that year, after welcoming new member Nick Aranda into the group, Paper Route announced they had signed to Sony imprint Kemosabe Records, which would be releasing their next LP. Their first output for Kemosabe, "Laugh About It," arrived in February 2016. That single appeared on the band's third LP, Real Emotion, which was released in September 2016. ~ Timothy Monger & Kenyon Hopkin
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Albums by
Paper Route

Top Songs by
Paper Route

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    Popularity
  2.   Chariots
  3.   Laugh About It
  4.   Balconies
  5.   Dance on Our Graves
  6.   Only Words
  7.   Carousel
  8.   City Trucks
  9.   Love Is Red (With Every Shade of Blue)
  10.   Last Time
  11.   Second Chances
  12.   Lara
  13.   Zhivago
  14.   Good Intentions
  15.   Are We All Forgotten
  16.   Empty House
  17.   You Kill Me
  18.   Mona Lisa
  19.   Better Life
  20.   American Clouds
  21.   Vanisher
  22.   Second Place
  23.   Real Emotion
  24.   Untitled
  25.   Writing On The Wall
  26.   Wish
  27.   Tiger Teeth
  28.   Gutter
  29.   Enemy Among Us
  30.   Bleary
  31.   No Sudden Revelations
  32.   Let You Down
  33.   Pretend
  34.   Be Healed
  35.   Cityscape
  36.   Say My Name
  37.   Royals
  38.   Waiting for the Final Leaf to Fall
  39.   Blue Collar Daydream
  40.   Tearing the House Down
  41.   Intro
  42.   Lovers' Anthem

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