Based out of OHIO (Columbus/Cincinnati) PAPER AIRPLANE has set it's path on creating melodic, vocal-based music that never really goes where you think it will - and don't be fooled by the sunny melodies, the songs often deal with topics most bands would rather not touch. Since 1997 singer/songwriter and crime/city journalist Ryan Horns has been performing under the solo name 'The Last Hotel,' basing songs on offbeat topics, people and events he has written about as a small town crime reporter. The music received some critical acclaim, radio play, major label attention and dedicated fans after it's self-titled EP was released in 2003. But by the end of 2004, what followed was a line up change and a whole new focus on why Horns wanted to make music. The point was to completely start from scratch and base everything on the music. With a strong DIY approach, things soon fell together. Since early 2005 the group's underground status has risen fast, garnering media praise, spots on the Desdemona Festival, Midpoint Music Festival, the Midwest Music Summit and being named among Columbus Alive's 2007 'Bands to Watch.' The group has been able to mobilize a great regional following based on a tight, decidedly more aggressive and spirited sound, than those shows of the past. The key was the luck Horns had in meeting drummer Antonio Garza (Asher), bassist Jeremy Darwin Foltz (Planet-12/Pasquali) and keyboardist Teresa Kent. Along the way, Foltz headed off for sunny Oakland, CA. and the amazing Caleb Bandy (Templeton, Jon Chinn) took over bass duties. Together, the band has found a way to make creative songs that jump across the board from dirty garage rock, to delicate acoustic melodies and harmonies, while always keeping a static personality. Paper Airplane's debut release 'Middlemarch' is out now on All Hail Records. Over the years, Horns and bandmates have supported such national recording artists as Mates of State, The Walkmen, Rogue Wave, Matt Pond PA, The National, Robbers on High Street, The Redwalls, Richard Swift, Howlin' Maggie, the legendary Dick Dale, The Minders and many more....Keep an eye out for shows in your hometown.