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 Papa M (1 Albums, 7 Tracks)


David Pajo performs atop a West Harlem roof in 2005
Papa M at All Tomorrow's Parties - 10 Years of ATP, 11-13 Dec 2009
  • Slint, Will Oldham, The For Carnation, Tortoise, Stereolab, Royal Trux, King Kong, Bush League, Zwan, Peggy Honeywell, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol
Born in Texas, raised in Kentucky; David Pajo is a musician. His name is not in common parlance, but Pajo has been involved in much of the greatest music of the last two decades. He first played out in the early 1980s. He went on to instant infamy with the
group Slint (1986-1990). During the 1990s, Pajo played with King Kong, The Palace Brothers, Stereolab, Royal Trux, The For Carnation, Tortoise and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. He is also featured on many of their early records. In 1995, Pajo started the M franchise, issuing a single and a split single in short order. As Aerial M, he released several singles, a self-titled album and a remix album. As Papa M, he produced three full-length albums. In 2002, Pajo joined Billy Corgan's Zwan, with whom he released an album and toured the world for two years. It was during this time that he started the Papa M singles series. Pajo then played bass with Early Man as well as participating in the reunion of Slint. "Hole of Burning Alms" appeared in 2004 - to date, the last Papa M record. This collected Aerial M and Papa M sides to form another long-playing link in the M chain. Since then, David Pajo has recorded as Pajo. His self-titled first release came in the summer of 2005 - a collection of solo recordings made on the road. He then released the home recording "1968," as part of a Pajo trilogy. The final album under the name Pajo was a collection of Misfits covers performed acoustic, "Scream With Me." This album was only released on vinyl and download. He has played live as Pajo very sparingly, shy of a few dates dotted around the globe. He also joined Dead Child as their guitarist and released "Attack" on Touch & Go Records. For nearly a year he played bass, keyboards, and acoustic guitar with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for their world tour of "It's Blitz." He occasionally performs "Live From A Shark Cage" as Papa M and continues to write and record his one-man metal project, Evila. Currently, he is touring with Interpol as their bassist. Please visit Interpol's website to find a show near you!- THE MUSIC OF PAJO by Sarah Becker>> Read more at Wikipedia>> check out the vast David Pajo discography


Live Performance

Live at ATP-NY 2010
01. Papa M - Arundel 00:01:16
02. Papa M - Roadrunner 00:04:41
03. Papa M - Drunken Spree 00:08:11
05. Papa M - Bups 00:01:00
07. Papa M - Arundel 00:06:22
Papa M live at ATP-NY 2010