Paper Route at Skully's

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Paper Route hails from Nashville, but their cyborg stadium rock is a far cry from the strictly codified standards kicked out by that town's workmanlike songwriting corps.

They start from a familiar position, with emotionally charged anthems in the vein of U2 or Arcade Fire. Graft in jarring electronic clatter and apply gauzy, My Bloody Valentine-inspired swoons, and you're getting close to approximating this anomalous amalgamation.

The band's recorded works conjure a cinematic light-in-the-darkness, hope-in-despair effect. Whether they can pull off the same trick live will be seen during an early show Sunday, when they'll open for MewithoutYou.

Skully's

6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1

1151 N. High St., Short North

skullys.org