Paper Route Propels ‘Real Emotion’

Paper Route unveils dates for the first leg of its fall run launching Oct. 27 in Baton Rouge. The headlining shows support the band’s forthcoming album, “Real Emotion,” set for release Sept. 23.

Real Emotion is the band’s third full-length record and first on Kemosabe Records/Sony Music Ent. The first two singles off the 16-track collection “Laugh About It” and “Chariots” are available now. “Balconies,” the first instant grat track, will be released Sept. 2.

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Paper Route is a Nashville-based indie pop trio consisting of JT Daly (vocals/keyboards/percussion), Chad Howat (bass/piano/programming) and Nick Aranda (guitar). Here’s what their frontman had to say about the new LP.

“The album title, Real Emotion, comes from a conversation I had with author David Dark about mental health,” Daly said. “How it can be embarrassing when those closest to you witness the real you and the struggle of balancing everyday life. How it might almost seem fake but it is very real. It’s a real emotion. The album art is a visual expression of these emotions.”

The tour features support from Halfnoise (Zac Farro’s solo project).

Check out the routing below:

Oct. 27 – Baton Rouge, La., Spanish Moon
Oct. 28 – Dallas, Texas, Cambridge Room
Oct. 29 – Houston, Texas, Satellite Bar
Oct. 30 – Austin, Texas, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
Nov. 1 – Denver, Colo., Larimer Lounge
Nov. 3 – St. Louis, Mo., Firebird
Nov. 4 – Chicago, Ill., Beat Kitchen
Nov. 5 – Minneapolis, Minn., Studio B At Skyway Theatre
Nov. 7 – Pontiac, Mich., Pike Room
Nov. 9 – Washington, D.C., DC9
Nov. 10 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Rough Trade
Nov. 11 – Hamden, Conn., The Ballroom at The Outer Space
Nov. 12 – Philadelphia, Pa., MilkBoy
Nov. 14 – Chapel Hill, N.C., Local 506
Nov. 15 – Atlanta, Ga., Purgatory At The Masquerade
Nov. 16 – Orlando, Fla., Backbooth
Nov. 20 – Nashville, Tenn., Exit / In

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