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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

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

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