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PAPA Set Effervescent Debut Album ‘Tender Madness’ for Fall

L.A. popsmiths with ties to Girls will share new set October 8

PAPA will unleash Tender Madness this fall. The Los Angeles duo, made up of former Girls drummer Darren Weiss and& multi-instrumentalist Daniel Presant, will issue their debut full-length on October 8 via Loma Vista Recordings. The new platter follows 2011’s A Good Woman Is Hard to Find EP (Hit City USA) and the recent double A-side 7-inch single “Put Me to Work”/“If You’re My Girl Then I’m Your Man.” 

Weiss, who sings lead vocals for the maximalist daydreamers, discussed some of the geographical and fictional inspirations behind the 12-track LP.

“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,” he said via statement. “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.” 

Head below to stream the latest sample of Tender Madness, the effervescent, buoyant charmer “Young Rut.” Below that, see Tender Madness’ full track list and PAPA’s upcoming tour dates. Purchase the aforementioned 7-inch by heading over to the band’s official store.

PAPA, Tender Madness track list: 

1. “PAPA”
2. “Put Me to Work”
3. “Young Rut”
4. “Forgotten Days”
5. “Cotton Candy”
6. “If the Moon Rises”
7. “Get Me Through the Night”
8. “If You’re My Girl Then I’m Your Man”
9. “Tender Madness”
10. “Got to Move”
11. “I Am a Lion King”
12. “Replacements (Cuts in the Grass)” (feat. Lydia Roger)

PAPA tour dates: 

July 23 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room 
July 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fig at 7th 
August 15 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues *
August 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas *
August 18 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre *
August 19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater *
August 21 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom *
August 22 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater *
August 23 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall *
September 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theater *
September 21 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater*
September 22 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre *
September 24 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre *
September 26 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
September 27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall *
September 28 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall *
September 29 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue *
October 1 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
October 5 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
October 18 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston *
October 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
October 21 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel *
October 22 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
October 24 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club *
October 26 – Richmond, VA @ The National *

* = with Cold War Kids

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