Lisa Papineau is a songwriter from New England who now resides in Paris, France. She is the songwriter and vocalist for Los Angeles band Big Sir, who have released three albums. Papineau has also loaned her vocals to other bands, including Air, M83, Anubian Lights, Farflung, P.O.D., and Crooked Cowboy and the Freshwater Indians, and recently collaborated with Japanese composer Jun Miyake on his album Stolen From Strangers.
Papineau received initial recognition when her band, Pet, co-founded with composer Tyler Bates, was featured on The Crow: City of Angels soundtrack, and then the Blue Note Records soundtrack for the film The Last Time I Committed Suicide. Pet's self-titled album was executive-produced by Tori Amos on her label, Igloo Records. Papineau's long-awaited solo album, Night Moves, was released stateside in 2006 on Toxic-music. Her record Red Trees, saw its North American release in 2010 through Sargent House (it was originally released in 2009 only in Europe on Harmonia Mundi in France). She also appears on Cizaña de los Amores by Omar Rodríguez-López, co-leader of The Mars Volta. 2013 saw the release of her Blood Noise album.
Papineau was the co-producer for the avant garde film Treasure Island directed by Scott King. In addition, she narrated the movie Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down.
She collaborated on an EP with Rx Bandits' frontman, Matt Embree, under the name ME & LP. The album, Chez Raymond, was released on August 9, 2011 under the Sargent House label.
Papineau suffers from multiple sclerosis.