w/ Lowlight, Kate Dressed Up, & The Successful Failures
The Paper Jets aren’t your typical New Jersey rock band. Eschewing the epic bombast and hard-edged emo-punk that often defines the state, The Paper Jets deliver 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.
Based in Princeton, NJ, and consisting of Brian Erickson (lead vocals/guitar), Mike Virok (lead guitar), Scott Austin Miller (bass/backing vocals), and Frank Lettieri Jr. (drums/vocals), The Paper Jets have developed a strong following in the Asbury Park and New Brunswick, NJ, scene thanks to dynamic live performances at venues such as House of Independents, The Stone Pony, The Court Tavern, The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park Yacht Club, The Saint, and more. In 2015 and 2016, they earned two straight Asbury Music Awards nominations for Best Alternative Rock Band.
Their debut full-length album, 2014’s “We Are All Strange Friends,” further established a solid foothold in Philadelphia, with radio airplay for single “Cooking Up an Accident” on alternative rock station Radio 104.5, two on-air performances on the station’s “Live at 5” program, and concert performances at the Welcome America Festival, the Trocadero Theatre, World Cafe Live, Xfinity Live, and more. The band has also played at Piano’s and The Bitter End in New York City, Club Passim in Boston, The Abbey Pub in Chicago, and many more.