PAPA UNVEIL ” I AM THE LION KING (A LULL REWORK)”
Romantic song-slingers PAPA are pleased to unveil a reworking of their highly praised single “I Am The Lion King” by Chicago experimental rockers A Lull. This is the first of many remixes to come from PAPA’s recently released EP, A Good Woman Is Hard To Find, in 2012. Los Angeles can catch PAPA this Friday at the Echo’s 10-Year Anniversary Celebration with Superhumanoids and Writer. A full list of upcoming dates is below.
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. Ain’t It So
02. I Am The Lion King
03. Let’s Make You Pregnant
05. Song For Mike Gigliotti
12/16 – Los Angeles, CA, The Echo *
01/16 – Santa Ana, CA, Constellation Room ^
01/17 – Santa Barbara, CA, Soho ^
01/18 – Phoenix, AZ, The Crescent Ballroom ^
02/23 – Solano Beach, CA, Belly Up !
02/24 – Santa Ana, CA, Constellation Room !
* = The Echo 10-Year Anniversary Celebration w/ Superhumanoids, Writer
^ = Handsome Furs ! = w/Ra Ra Riot