PAPA will release their new album, Kick At The Dust, on September 16 via Hit City U.S.A.
Kick At The Dust is the LA-based PAPA’s second full-length and marks a return to the Hit City U.S.A. label who released the band’s first EP in 2011. The duo is comprised of childhood friends Darren Weiss and bassist Danny Presant. Over the past five years PAPA has seen the ins and outs (and ups and downs) of the entertainment industry – having gone from D.I.Y. to the major leagues with varying woes and successes throughout. Kick In The Dust is the end of that road and the start of the next. With the album they testify that the ideas of “success” mean very little within a system built for a product rather than an artist. As Weiss told Noisey “Seems to me that if you work hard enough for security and comfort in this life, you might get it. But after you do, you’ll probably look around, cross eyed with boredom and say, ‘What for?’ When a shark stops swimming forward it’s dead. Same goes for artists. And I ain’t no shark, man.“