Though perhaps best known for his work with critically acclaimed post-punk band The Static Age, Andrew Paley has been in and out of a series of side projects over the years. Sometime in the mid-2000s, during downtime between The Static Age’s tours, he took a batch of sketches into the studio with producer Matt Squire to record his first true solo effort, “White Rooms.” A few shows followed in his then-hometown of Burlington, VT, but soon his focus turned back to The Static Age, with multiple releases and tours across North America and 20 countries in Europe in the time since.
In late 2014, Paley revived his solo project for a run of shows with Garrett Klahn of Texas is the Reason in Europe. Coinciding with the tour, he culled a set of solo songs from various apartment recording sessions in Brooklyn and Chicago and released “Songs for Dorian Gray” on Flix Records. Shows in Brazil and a second European tour with the UK’s The Lion and the Wolf soon followed in mid-2015.
And then a bike accident in Summer 2015 sidelined Paley for the remainder of the year. That said, he’s re-emerging into 2016 following a solo tour in the US in January (alongside Adam Rubenstein of Chamberlain) and with an upcoming album release and international touring with The Static Age scheduled to kick off this summer.