Nashville-based alternative rock trio Paper Route return with their much-anticipated third full-length album, Real Emotion. Much like they did for their 2012 LP The Peace Of Wild Things, when it came time to begin working on the new album the band moved into a cabin deep in the hills of Middle Tennessee that they dubbed North House, set up a makeshift studio, and spent a month dreaming up material for their third outing.
As a band that thrives equally on intense collaboration and solo experimentalism – a dynamic that's shaped their lavishly textured, beat-heavy alt-rock for more than a decade – the isolated quarters provided a perfect breeding ground for Paper Route's ever-evolving creativity. As a result, Paper Route has carved out a vital new sound that closely reflects their purity of intention.
"Making this album, we really chased the feeling we all had back when we were just beginning to discover the wonder of music," JT Daly explains. "That feeling I can still remember from taping ‘Champagne Supernova' on my boombox when it debuted on the radio, that's what we wanted to get into these songs." Charged with the raw energy that Paper Route has revealed in touring the world with bands like Imagine Dragons, Passion Pit, Paramore and Mutemath, Real Emotion achieves that feeling in part by making guitars central to its intricately crafted arrangements.