First/Last – Paper Lights

April 4, 2016

“There is a large & unique cinematic soundscape found within their music. Paper Lights’ highly anticipated album named Caverns released in November 2013 and featured multiple percussive elements. Their single off the album, The Cave, gained worldwide attention which has included film and commercial placements including Coca-Cola, Boeing, MTV, ESPN, Chick-fil-a and Outdoor Magazine. Their third album, We Are Arrows, released in early 2015. While the band took some time off from the road, they have been hard at work in the studio once again, planning to release their first full-length album, Great Escapes, in early 2016.”

Paper Lights is an alternative/pop band from Atlanta, GA formed by songwriter Dan Snyder (Keyboards/Programming/Vocals). Currently on tour behind their fantastic new album Great Escapes, the band hits up Pittsburgh at Snake Hill this Thursday (4/7). It is an as intimate venue as you can get so do not miss it! I want to thank Dan for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Dino Kartsonakis (he’s a pianist).
  • Your last album bought?
  • Our friend Josh Garmon who is playing drums on our tour just released his own EP. I bought it on iTunes this week. Good stuff!
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Probably Viva la Vida by Coldplay.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • I can’t say. I don’t want to disappoint anybody.
  • First concert attended?
  • Newsboys in Bristol, Tennessee.
  • Last concert?
  • We went to see a bluegrass band who are friends of ours last week. Control Burn is the name of their band.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Jonsi at The Tabernacle in Atlanta. I left so inspired I wanted to quit music, lol.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Newsboys.
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • I love Pittsburgh, love the people and the beautiful downtown area. It’s one of those places that were usually just passing through. I feel like we never get enough time there.

Thanks, Dan. Really nice album, man. Should be a sweet show Thursday!