Romantic song-slingers PAPA are Austin-bound, set with a slew of performances and ready to take SXSW 2012 by storm. In addition to the full lineup of shows next week, the band is pleased to announce dates later this month supporting Aussie indie-rock darlings The Temper Trap. See below for a full list of SXSW appearances and tour dates.
There’s a poetic purity that runs through PAPA’s punk-meets-soul album, A Good Woman is Hard to Find, suggesting devious truths and well told lies. Singer and drummer Darren Weiss’ earnest vibrato often takes on a Springsteen-like growl in its best moments while in each song’s groove a dangerous sexiness lives. A Good Woman is Hard to Find is an album as ripe for romance as it is partying. It has moments of aggression and simple bliss, with a classic sense of harmony, melody and style. It’s a modern, rough-and-tumble take on classic soul.
With the help of Weiss’ musical partner, friend-since-childhood, bassist Danny Presant, the tracks gain a hip-hop sensibility that separates PAPA from simple revivalists and instead into timeless territory. It’s an exacting and revelatory ode to what’s wrong with modern romance but what won’t stop one from giving it another go.
03/14 SeaNOW! Party @ Brew Echange – 2pm
03/14 Dear Austin: Love, LA Party @ Opal Divines – 4:30pm
03/15 Filter and S.O Terik Party @ Clive Bar – 2pm
03/15 The Treehouse Diddly @ Cheers Shot Bar – 4:15pm
03/16 NYLON Magazine Party @ W Hotel – 3:00pm
03/16 Death + Taxes East End with the Nudie Jeans Pop Up Shop @ Cheer Up Charlie’s – 6pm
03/16 IAMSOUND / It’s A School Night Official Showcase @ Club 606 -1AM
03/19 Los Angeles, CA, The El Rey*
03/20 Los Angeles, CA, The El Rey*
03/21 Pomona, CA, The Glasshouse*
*w/ Temper Trap