By PAPA; photo by Travis Schneider, art by PAPA on October 2, 2013
IDEAL SITUATION FOR SOMEONE TO LISTEN TO OUR MUSIC
Feeding a girl strawberries before losing their virginity in space.
OUR DREAM COLLABORATION
Brian Eno and Q-Tip.
WORST SHOW EVER
I'm not sure… I'm sure we’ve tried to block it out by now. One time, our keyboard player had to be hospitalized after we finished our set. Maybe that was ’cause we gave it too good, though...
LEAST FAVORITE THINGS IN THE UNIVERSE
Racists and poisonous spiders.
OUR BAND'S SPIRIT ANIMAL
A hybrid beast that consists of half white tiger (Danny) and half chimpanzee (Darren), but it’s 100-percent sexy.
WE'LL KNOW WE'VE MADE IT WHEN
Never. We are going to stay hungry ’til the day we die, baby.
ON THE ROAD
We stayed in a cheap hotel on a tour with Grouplove. Darren looked at Danny smiling as he proudly stated that the room only cost 49 dollars that night. Long story short, we woke up the next morning and Danny had been eaten alive by bed bugs while no one else had been touched. Also that night we met Geena Davis at a mini mall while getting frozen yogurt.
3 albums that inspired PAPA’s Darren Weiss to make music
Born To Run
My mom’s from New Jersey and she would listen to Bruce all the time when I was a kid, but it never made sense to me until I moved to Boston for school and my best friends there were all from Dirty Jerse. They sat me down and showed me Born To Run again and everything clicked. I listened to that record probably 30 times that week until I went fully crazy and broke up with my girlfriend because I wanted to be the troubled protagonist in the title track (I know he's taking his girl with him in the song but that wasn't what I was trying to hear). Long story short, I was heartbroken for two years after that and I still wouldn't change anything about the effect that record had on me.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Get ready for love.
What's weirder and tougher than that?
This article is from FILTER Issue 53