PAPA Live from El Rey Video Premieres on MTV Hive
Tender Madness the debut full-length from critically acclaimed band PAPA is available now on Loma Vista. The new record has received early critical acclaim-The New York Times T Magazine recently featured PAPA as part of their Listen Up series, praising the band's "characteristic blend of urgent, pointed words and a subtle musical attack driven by stately pianos, strings and insistent guitar strum," while Stereogum hails the album as "straight-up roaring anthems-songs for long car rides and staying up late-but PAPA's strength as storytellers lies in their ability to chill out and step back."
Tender Madness follows PAPA's recent double A-side 7" single "Put Me to Work/If You're My Girl Than I'm Your Man" as well as their 2011 EP A Good Woman is Hard to Find, which received critical acclaim from Pitchfork and NYLON, with Los Angeles Times calling it "oft deep and deliberate." To celebrate the new release, the band has added several tour dates including support for Cold War Kids and a west coast headlining run. See below for full tour routing.
Of, the new record multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Darren Weiss notes, "Some of the songs on this album that come across as love songs, or lustful confessions have much more to do with my feelings towards America than any personal romantic longings. Some love songs were written about fictional characters in novels who were oftentimes far more compelling than the creatures I had access to. And sometimes, perhaps most often, I tried in earnest to tell my truths as I lived them." The video for "Young Rut" can be viewed here:http://vevo.ly/V7lhUi.