Paper Route Setlist
Since I last saw them, I may have complained about the dueling vocals of JT Daly and guitarist Andy Smith was hard for me to focus and hear what was being sung. Since 2010, Smith left the band, leaving JT as sole singer - and Paper Route reinvented themselves with new songs, including the hit “Better Life”, which was played midway in their set.
Before playing “Zhivago” (“a song about a doctor”), JT spotted a fan singing the lyrics to “You & I”. He had to take a moment and ask his name. It was James. You can tell that personally knowing their fan’s names meant a lot to the band.
Paper Route is currently touring and recording their upcoming album. It’s not exactly out yet, but they did preview the new single “Laugh About It” for us on their 45-min set.
As for Mutemath, they put on a very entertaining show. First the stage darkened and stage is filled with “starry” lights from the many LED lights. Singer Paul Meany emerged from a tall stage singing “Stratosphere”. That’s really a great entrance, as he’s later spending his time sitting down for the keyboard or using the keytar.
Of course, fans stuck around and chant for an encore... but it was a smart move to not follow on such a high note.
Mutemath’s latest album Vitals is out now on Wojtek.
Remaining tour dates:
04/08 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO*
04/23 - Groovin' The Moo - Maitland
04/24 - Groovin' The Moo - Canberra
04/25 - Groovin' The Moo - Oakbank
04/27 - Metro Theatre - Sydney
04/28 - Corner Hotel - Melbourne
04/30 - Groovin' The Moo - Bendigo
05/01 - Groovin' The Moo - Townsville
05/02 - The Triffid - Brisbane
05/04 - Rosemount Hotel - Perth
05/07 - Groovin' The Moo - Bunbury
* - w/ Paper Route
Mutemath at First Avenue, Minneapolis (03 April 2016)