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PAPA – “I’m Not Sorry” (Stereogum Premiere)

PAPA, a project started by drummer Darren Weiss after the demise of Girls, recently released the album Tender Madness (which you can stream here), but just dropped this previously unreleased track. “I’m Not Sorry” finds Weiss’ monotone croon in top form, as he bitterly sings, “I’m not sorry for what I’ve done.” Listen to it… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 24, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Stream PAPA Tender Madness (Stereogum Premiere)

When Girls parted ways last year, frontman Christopher Owens wasted no time announcing his solo album. But long before their breakup, drummer Darren Weiss was quietly piecing together a new band in Los Angeles alongside his childhood friend Danny Presant. In 2011, PAPA released an EP laden with Americana-inspired tracks, and aptly titled it AMore »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / September 30, 2013 - 1:47 pm

PAPA – “Young Rut” Video

L.A. duo PAPA have released a NORTON-directed clip for their cut “Young Rut” and it begs for me to talk about some overlapping themes in music videos from this summer. This one starts off at a laundromat, which immediately reminded me of the Postal Service’s visual treatment for Give Up bonus track “A Line OfMore »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 21, 2013 - 4:29 pm

PAPA – “Young Rut” (Stereogum Premiere)

L.A. duo PAPA, comprised of multi-instrumentalist Daniel Presant and former Girls-member Darren Weiss, wowed us earlier this year with their exuberant video for “Put Me To Work.” They had just re-released the 2012 single on 7″ in anticipation of their debut full-length album due out this fall. “Young Rut” is another taste of what’s to… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 8, 2013 - 2:27 pm

PAPA – “Put Me To Work” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Last year, we debuted “Put Me To Work” from PAPA, Darren Weiss’s post-Girls, multi-instrumental duo with songwriter Daniel Presant. Save some flame-emblazoned wood-chopping, the video features quite the opposite of “work.” Watch the band duel-jam on floor toms, puddle-jump with skeletons, and dive through the air in the confetti-covered video below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 15, 2013 - 2:38 pm

Papa – “Put Me To Work” (Stereogum Premiere)

Papa is an outfit built around songwriters Daniel Presant and Darren Weiss, a multi-instrumentalist who also served as the drummer for Girls. So it’s somewhat fitting that on the day that ex-Girls frontman Christopher Owens announced his own solo debut Lysandre, Weiss comes through with the rich new single to his own project. It’s called… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 25, 2012 - 1:13 pm

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A summer full of glorious music for him meant a summer full of unstifled groans from me. His taste in music back then — folk, folk, and nothing but folk –… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Girls, Papa @ Galaxy Theater, Santa Ana, CA 12/7/11

Recently anointed with the best album of the year, Girls delved deep into Orange County stopping off at the sonically and cosmetically remodeled Galaxy theater. Crowd surfing ensued as the band ran through such staples as “Laura”, “Vomit”, “Honey Bunny”, “Hellhole Ratrace” and “Lust For Life”. Clocking in some major overtime, touring Girls drummer Darre… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / December 8, 2011 - 3:30 pm