First/Last – Paper Lights

June 28, 2018

“Paper Lights have honed a large and cinematic soundscape within their music. Last year, the band traveled over 10,000 miles, visiting 24 states and 13 National Parks, while sampling sounds from nature and writing their latest full length album, Everything is Sound, which released on March 30, 2018.”

Paper Lights is an alternative duo from Atlanta, Georgia who are touring behind their fantastic latest album, Everything is Sound. They return to Pittsburgh this Friday (6/29) to my favorite DIY spot Snake Hill. If you have never been to this place, please go and support this band, this venue, this scene. I want to thank Josh Stewart (Multi-Instrumentalist) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Europop by Eiffel 65.
  • Your last album bought?
  • The Post (Original Soundtrack) by John Williams.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Riceboy Sleeps by Jonsi & Alex.
  • Least favorite / most disappointing album?
  • I don’t think I have one.
  • First concert attended?
  • Warped Tour.
  • Last concert?
  • My friends act called RYLY.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Bon Iver.
  • Least favorite concert ever?
  • Again, I don’t think I have one!

Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?

Some of my favorite musical memories are in this city, and some of the most hospitable people I’ve encountered have been in Pittsburgh. Not to mention, the night we walked in on 30 person strong banjo rehearsal that served nachos and beer.

Thanks, Josh. That banjo rehearsal is a cool, regular, weekly happening at the Elks and just went down again this week!