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Birth name  David Christian Pajo
Name  David Pajo

Instruments  Guitar, bass guitar
Origin  Louisville, Kentucky
Role  Musician
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Also known as  Aerial M, Papa M, M, Pajo, Skullfisher
Born  June 25, 1968 (age 54) Texas (1968-06-25)
Associated acts  Slint Tortoise Will Oldham The For Carnation Stereolab Royal Trux King Kong Zwan Dead Child Yeah Yeah Yeahs Interpol
Music groups  Slint, Interpol (2010 – 2011)
Genres  Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-rock, Post-hardcore, Math rock, Slowcore
Albums  Whatever - Mortal, Live from a Shark Cage, Hole of Burning Alms, Scream With Me, Spiderland

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David Pajo (born June 25, 1968) is an American alternative rock musician. He has played a wide variety of music, loosely fitting into several other genres such as hardcore punk, math rock, post-rock, electronica, folk rock and indie pop. Though a multi-instrumentalist (including guitar, bass guitar, banjo and drums), he is best known for his guitar work.


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A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Pajo played with three Louisville hardcore and hardcore-inflected bands in his early career. The first band in which he played was called Obscene Routine, after which he performed as guitarist in Maurice, but it was with Solution Unknown that he made his first recording. He rose to prominence, however, for his work with the influential post-rock band Slint. Since the breakup of Slint, Pajo has seldom held positions in other bands for very long, moving from one to the other quite often. As a result, he has contributed to many line-ups, playing and recording with Will Oldham, The For Carnation, Tortoise, Stereolab, Royal Trux, King Kong, Bush League, Zwan, Peggy Honeywell, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and, most recently, Interpol.

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He has also released music as a solo artist using various monikers, as Aerial M, M, and most notably, Papa M. Among his many 7" and splits with various bands, he has released (as Aerial M) 1997's Aerial M, and (as Papa M) 1999's Live from a Shark Cage, 2001's Whatever, Mortal, and 2003's Hole of Burning Alms.

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In February and March 2005 he joined his old bandmates from Slint, Britt Walford and Brian McMahan, for a reunion tour, and in April released his first solo album not bearing a pseudonym, simply entitled Pajo. The follow-up to Pajo, entitled 1968, was released in August 2006.

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Around the middle of 2005, he helped to form the band Dead Child, with Todd Cook (from Shipping News, Retsin, The For Carnation, and Aerial M—and who also played guitar on the 2005 Slint reunion tour), Michael McMahan (from The For Carnation, Starkiller, and Phantom Family Halo—and who also joined Slint on the reunion tour), and Tony Bailey (from Anomoanon, The Party Girls, Verktum, Lords, and Aerial M).

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In 2009, Pajo joined the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on the tour for their third album, It's Blitz!

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He was confirmed to perform as Papa M at the ATP New York 2010 music festival in Monticello, New York in September 2010. In June 2010 it was announced that he would be joining the band Interpol as a tour member. He left the tour early on February 27, 2011.

On February 12, 2015, Pajo attempted suicide after posting a lengthy suicide note on his personal blog. He survived this attempt after EMS members were able to rescue him.

As a part of a band

With Solution Unknown
  • Taken for Granted EP (1986)
  • Karen LP (1987)
  • Louisville Sluggers Compilation EP (1988)
  • Atskoo (1996)
  • With Bush League
  • Fetor EP
  • Sicko EP
  • Discography (1994)
  • With Slint
  • Tweez (1989)
  • Spiderland (1991)
  • Slint (EP) (1994)
  • With King Kong
  • Movie Star EP (1990)
  • Old Man on the Bridge (1991)
  • With The For Carnation
  • Fight Songs (April 6, 1995)
  • With Will Oldham
  • Joya (1997)
  • With Tortoise
  • Millions Now Living Will Never Die (January 30, 1996)
  • TNT (March 10, 1998)
  • With Royal Trux
  • 3-Song EP (1998)
  • With Zwan
  • Mary Star of the Sea (January 28, 2003)
  • With Peggy Honeywell
  • Honey for Dinner (May 20, 2003)
  • As a solo artist

    M is the Thirteenth Letter
  • Safeless / Napoleon (1995)
  • Vol De Nuit / Witchazel (1996)
  • Aerial M
  • Aerial M (August 25, 1997)
  • M Is (1997)
  • Vivea (1998)
  • October (1998)
  • Post Global Music (January 26, 1999)
  • Papa M
  • Travels in Constants Vol. 5 (1999)
  • 1999 Tour Single (1999)
  • Live from a Shark Cage (October 25, 1999)
  • Papa M Sings (2001)
  • Whatever, Mortal (2001)
  • Songs of Mac (2002)
  • Three Songs (2002)
  • One (2003)
  • Two (2003)
  • Three (2003)
  • Four (2003)
  • Five (2004)
  • Six (2004)
  • Hole of Burning Alms (February 24, 2004)
  • Highway Songs (2016)
  • Pajo
  • Pajo (June 28, 2005)
  • 1968 (August 22, 2006)
  • Scream with Me (February 24, 2009)
  • Evila
  • Hexes (December 2009)
  • References

    David Pajo Wikipedia