Following the excellent Shadow Expert EP released back in May, Philadelphia’s four piece Palm have announced their second album, Rock Island, due out on February 9th through Carpark Records. On the record, the band “produces evidence of a distinct musical language, developed over time, in isolation, and out of necessity”, describes a press release. It adds: “On the island, melodies are struck on what might be shells or spines. Rhythms are scratched out, swept over, scratched again. Individual instruments, and sometimes entire sections, skip and stutter. There is the sense of a music box with wonky tension or a warped transmission in which all the noise is taken for signal.”
Lead single ‘Pearly’ is now streaming and it comes with an accompanying visualizer created by Greg O’Connell. Check it out.