Tuesday, November 23, 2004


That's Dave Pajo, formerly with legendary post-punkers Slint and more recently teamed up with Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan in the rather forgetable Zwan.

Pajo's reputation has survived the Zwan era thanks to his continuing excellent work as Papa M - one man, many instruments, occasional guest, several former aliases (Band Called M, Aerial M). There have been a couple of Papa M longplayers and a host of singles and EPs. It was his "tour singles" collection, plus the quirky Travels in Constants, disco laced effort that filled up the mini-disc last week.

In contrast to the bombastic Zwan, Papa M is stripped down acoustic guitar driven folk/country with warm melodies. Pajo has gone through several phases, including a period of bog standard post-rock near wankiness. He's moved on these days to a simple little middle America groove of good songs, grade A drugs and down home vibe.

:: Posted by pete @ 21:59