“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.

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!

“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.

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