Paper Route & Young Love (6/04)

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

At first this show jumped out at me because I saw the band “Paper Route” (crazy website!) last summer in Atlanta and really liked them. The young Nashville 4-some have a full ambient, sweet electronic sound soothing to the ear. They don’t exactly define the sound of their Tennessee city: “We tend to be the black sheep in Nashville,” programmer/keyboardist Chad Howat says, “but we love it here.” So needless to say, I wanted to see Paper Route again…I even have a t-shirt!

So…who was this band that “MY” Paper Route was opening for? “Young Love?” Come to find out….he is really great too. Sounds like the perfect summer music evening! The dance-rock outfit “Young Love” is headed by Dan Keyes. Keyes, who has assembled a band to tour with this summer, ultimately sees Young Love as a culmination of hard work, taking chances and allowing himself the chance to write the music that’s been knocking around his head for years. Very electric, very catchy, very can’t get out of your head!

“This record has been a long time coming,” says Keyes, “These songs have existed with me for so long. I’m excited to get them out there. And I hope people get excited by them: I feel like I’m just the instrument to give the songs to everyone.”

Check out video, it’s funny, clever and charming. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kgokj9lAlU

Hope to see you at the Grogshop. Doors are at 9:00pm, Tickets are $10