PAPA ANNOUNCES A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND
12′ EP & NATIONAL TOUR WITH GIRLS
Available October 4, 2011 On Hit City U.S.A / Psychedelic Judaism
Tour Supporting Girls Kicking Off September 14 in Atlanta, GA
Download & Share First Single "I Am The Lion King"
Hit City U.S.A., in conjunction with Psychedelic Judaism, is pleased to announce their latest release. This time they bring you the musical stylings of PAPA‘s upcoming A Good Woman Is Hard To Find limited edition 12" vinyl EP. The record will be available October 4th in celebration of their upcoming national tour supporting Girls this fall. A full list of dates is below.
"Everyone becomes sea urchins and rats at night," says PAPA’s Darren Weiss, laughing slyly. "It’s the nature of being young."
Like with an inside joke you know, you smirk along, succumbing to a moment of reverie. The suggestion of crawling so close to the dirt floods in bastard memories. And so, when the versatile drummer, singer and principle songwriter next puts his band’s musical efforts in simple terms such as, setting out to make "American soul music with a punk-rock mentality" on its forthcoming EP, A Good Woman is Hard to Find, you nod along, like, yeah that sounds about right.
There’s a poetic purity that runs through the songs, suggesting devious truths and well told lies, rolling along with a natural swagger that thoughtlessly evokes hard-hitting shakes and slow-swinging shimmies. Weiss’ earnest vibrato often takes on a Springsteen-like growl in its best moments, crooning reminiscences on "I Am The Lion King," "I got to make a you my woman. You got to make me a man." In each song’s groove there’s a dangerous sexiness to PAPA-the furious grip of the dance floor, the cold pavement outside, and the way you kiss when you’re not sure you’ll ever see the person again or whether you’d even want to.
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, without a doubt. 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. Meanwhile, the cover art shows a waifish, made-up girl, smoking a cigarette, smiling with a come-hither wink that suggests a good time but history argues otherwise. Here we go again. It’s an instant testament to our hero’s exhausting trials in love and those superficial layers that brutally slice through once promising, meaningful connections.
01. Ain’t It So
02. I Am The Lion King
03. Let’s Make You Pregnant
05. Song For Mike Gigliotti
09/14 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse*
09/15 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel*
09/16 Nashville. TN – Mercy Lounge*
09/17 Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle*
09/19 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*
09/20 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts*
09/22 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
09/23 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
09/24 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock*
09/26 Montreal, QC – Corona Cabaret (POP Montreal)*
09/27 Toronto, ONT – Mod Club Theatre*
09/29 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall*
09/30 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre*
10/01 Minneapolis, MN – First Ave Nightclub*
10/04 Vancouver, BC – Baltimore Cabaret*
10/05 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre*
10/06 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom*
10/08 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall*
10/09 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall*