Papa: I am the Lion King (and so is Charley Beil)

I don’t know much about these guys, but since I’ve moved to Los Angeles, Papa are the best band heard or seen. I had the pleasure of playing with them a month ago at the Bootleg Theater. Led by their drummer, they bring it hard and channel a level of songwriting which is severely missed in a time mostly dominated by pretty boy indie rock bands and generic DIY ‘experiments’.