Welcome to another fun filled edition of the world’s most wonderful album reviews in all the land. All jokes aside, this week we’re reviewing Papa and their brand spankin’ new EP, A Good Woman is Hard to Find.
Right away there are two things that need to be said about this record. First, it’s amazing and second, it’s amazing. Although it’s only a minimal five tracks, they are truly five solid songs.
Papa is an alternative-indie band from Los Angeles consisting of apparently only Darren Weiss and Daniel Presant. While Weiss plays the drums and is also surprisingly the lead vocal (don’t see that combo very often), Presant manages the bass and background vocals. The rest of the band is made up by guest guitarist in each of their songs.
Right away influences of punk, blues, and even some late 60’s Mo-town feel are present in Papa’s sound making the album very distinct from other indie bands. The EP starts off with the lead single “Ain’t It So” which brings forth nothing but good summer vibes, catchy guitar riffs, and consisting head bobbing.
The rest of the album continues with “I’m The Lion King,” “Let’s Make You Pregnant,” and “Collector” which if had to be described would in essence be more vibes, riffs, and head bobbing. No joke. The last song on this EP and my personal favorite, “A Song for Mike Gigliotti” progresses the album to a very strong finish with the buildup of a powerful chorus. Although I have no idea who Mike is (I even tried Googling him) it can be immediately sensed that dedication towards him in this song is both heartfelt and emotional. Summer just started and if you’re looking for an awesome summer soundtrack you might of have just found your match, this record is honestly that good. 5/5.
Recommended Tracks: “A Song for Mike Gigliotti,” “Ain’t It So,” “I’m The Lion King.”