” I AM THE LION KING (ST. LUCIA REMIX)”
REWORKED & REMIXED EP
Headlining performance Saturday, January 21 at The Satellite in LA
Romantic song-slingers PAPA are pleased to unveil “I Am The Lion King” – reworked and remixed by a few of today’s top artists. To celebrate the remix EP’s arrival, our friends over at Beats Per Minute are offering up Brooklyn dream-pop outfit St. Lucia’s take on the track for free download here.
The remix EP, which can be downloaded in its entirety over at the band’s Facebook page, also features takes from Chicago experimental rockers A Lull, as well as Brooklyn avant-garde musical and visual art outfit New Villager.
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.
01. I Am The Lion King
02. I Am The Lion King (St. Lucia Remix)
03. I Am The Lion King (A Lull Rework)
04. I Am The Lion King (NewVillager’s The Villager and the Lion Remix)
01/21 Los Angeles, CA, The Satellite*
02/22 Los Angeles, CA, The El Rey^
02/23 Solano Beach, CA, Belly Up^
*Quit Mumbling and Hit City USA Present PAPA, Cillie Barnes and Lesands
^w/Ra Ra Riot