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Palm announces “Shadow Expert” + shares first single

April 25, 2017 10:03 am

We are extremely thrilled to announce Palm’s Carpark debut, Shadow Expert, will be coming out June 16th. The first single from the album, “Walkie Talkie,” is streaming now via NPR Music.

“In describing Palm to the uninitiated, it’s sometimes necessary to clarify the meaning of the group’s name by raising one’s hand in the universal symbol of greeting and goodwill. The act of corroborating the aural with the gestural occurs everywhere in their work. On their latest EP, Shadow Expert, the syntax of popular music is regarded suspiciously and often subjected to revisions or reversals. Without formal training in their instruments, the players are left to determine their own musical language.”

Pre-orders are available everywhere. Pick up a physical copy on the Carpark shop or digitally on iTunes. Order today and receive the first single “Walkie Talkie” instantly.

The band also announced a handful of North American summer tour dates to celebrate the release of their new record. Tickets will be available at 11am est on April 25th.
June 23rd – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
June 24th – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
July 5th – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
July 6th – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
July 7th – Madison, WI – The Frequency
July 8th – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
July 11th – Seattle, WA – Timbre Room
July 12th – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
July 14th – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall
July 15th – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre
July 16th – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
July 17th – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
July 19th – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
July 20th – Dallas, TX – Double Wide
July 21st – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
July 22nd – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
July 23rd – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
July 24th – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
July 25th – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
July 26th – Washington, DC – DC9
July 27th – Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston
July 28th – Allston, MA – Great Scott
July 29th – Providence, RI – Aurora

Shadow Expert
1. Walkie Talkie
2. Shadow Expert
3. Two Toes
4. Walnut
5. Trying
6. Sign to Signal

Carpark signs Palm

March 8, 2017 12:36 pm

We are beyond excited to welcome Palm to the Carpark family! Catch them on the road and at SXSW this march. More news coming soon !!

“Palm plays rock music backwards.

Their songs bare a certain methodology, though there is a tendency towards impulse which seems almost violently opposed to it. The band deals willfully in contradictions like this. The elements of any given song fit together like slightly melted puzzle pieces, serving up rigidity and looseness in equal measure. Palm songs imply architecure, but their compositional structures are somehow bound by different rules of physics than the ones we know. Lattices of guitar language (provided by Eve Alpert and Kasra Kurt) intersect the rhythmic organism characterized by the twitchy throb of Gerasimos Livitsanos’ bass and the carless tumble of Hugo Stanley’s drums, with a layer of disembodied vocals draped atop the whole thing. Emotional yet clinical, wild yet contained, the sounds they offer are equally bizarre as they are pleasantly pretty.

Palm formed around 2011, shortly after its members met in college in Upstate New York. The years they spent writing and playing when not in school culminated in the release of Trading Basics in 2015, around which time they relocated to Philadelphia. Since then they’ve been playing shows throughout the country while they continue to hammer out their sound to be as refined as it is outlandish. More to come.”

Tickets on sale now
March 8th – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill*
March 9th – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo*
March 10th – La Jolla, CA – Che Cafe*
March 11th – Phoenix, AZ – Vica PHX*
March 13th – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf*
March 15th – Austin, TX – SXSW (Adhoc Unoffcial Showcase)
March 15th – Austin, TX – SXSW (Vans Off The Wall Showcase)
March 16th – Austin, TX – SXSW (Carpark Showcase)
March 17th – Austin, TX – SXSW (GTZ)
March 17th – Austin, TX – SXSW (Exploding In Sound Showcase)
March 17th – Austin, TX – SXSW (Simpatico x KVRX)
March 17th – Austin, TX – SXSW (Flower Booking Showcase)
March 19th – Atlanta, GA – Purgatory*
March 20th – Durham, NC – Duke Coffeehouse*
March 23rd – Brooklyn, NY – Sunnyvale

* w/ LVL UP

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