Hailing from Central MA, Universe No. 122 is an amalgam of musical styles and influences swirled into a singular, expressive storyline. The solo project of Paul LaPointe, Universe No. 122 combines the edge of alternative rock with the energy of pop punk, while maintaining the intimacy of indie music. All of these elements come together to support the thematic lyrics that weave these songs into albums.
"Universe No.122 pick up the path once pioneered by Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett" - Joe Vig Top 40
Paul's love of music was initially discovered after seeing the film School of Rock in theaters. Paul was inspired by the film so much that he saw it two more times at the theater! Shortly thereafter, he began playing drums and could no longer imagine life without music. Over the next 7 years he played in multiple bands and grew as a drummer, lyricist, and composer. At the start of college, Paul further explored music through guitar, bass, piano, and singing. After years of studying he is sharing his passion for music with the world through this project.
Beyond Mars is the debut album from Universe No. 122. This is a concept album that follows the story of a young man's journey into space in an attempt to outrun a broken heart and leave behind his past in search of something more fulfilling.
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