Paper Route is composed of Chad Howat, J.T. Daly and Gavin McDonald. After forming as a studio project in 2004 they eventually released their debut full-length album "Absence" in April, 2009.
"Absence" sent them on the road for the next two years touring with the likes of Paramore, Phantom Planet, mewithoutyou, Passion Pit, and Copeland. It also earned them several spots in films such as "500 Days of Summer" and Tv shows like "One Tree Hill," "C.S.I. NY," "The World of Jenks" and many more.
After taking a short break from touring Paper Route started recording their second album. In late 2011, the band announced that they had finished recording "The Peace of Wild Things" and are planning a 2012 release. "Better Life" was released digitally in November 2011 as its first single.
Hope And Therapy
The vocal prowess, moody minor piano chords, and introspective lyrics of singer/songwriter Hope Gaines are the focus of this ensemble. Hope's songwriting is complimented tastefully by the smooth bass lines of Dan Deck and jazzy brushed drumming of Drew Mader. Hope & Therapy's sound blurs the lines between blues, progressive, soul, jazz, folk, and indie taking cues from modern greats such as Radiohead, Catpower, and Coldplay all the while winking and nodding to timeless classics like the Beatles, Roberta Flack, and Ray Charles. Let them take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Forget what you know. This is "The New Blues".
"The members of Alton’s Hope & Therapy are no strangers to the local music community...Moody and introspective, the trio combines atmospheric jazz and classical touches with sighing piano melodies and rainy-day lyrics...Hope Gaines is an expressive vocalist whose emotion is sincere, not overstated. Definitely a new local band to watch." -Annie Zaleski, Riverfront Times Local Music Editor