Palm set to release second album Rock Island in February

Photo: Dylan Pearce

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.

Palm share new video for ‘Shadow Expert’, US tour kicks off today

Palm - Shadow Expert vidFresh off the back of releasing their excellent EP Shadow Expert, Palm hit the road today for a string of shows across the US until the end of the month. The Philadelphia’s four piece has also announced a UK/European tour in September, including a show in London at The Montague Arms on September 19th.
To celebrate, Palm have shared an amazing video for the EP’s title track, with the four members as avatars inhabiting a kaleidoscopic and surreal world. The video was directed by JP Mayer and you can watch it below.

Shadow Expert is out now via Carpark Records.

Palm share title track from forthcoming Shadow Expert EP

Palm - Shadow ExpertAfter sharing lead track ‘Walkie Talkie’, Philadelphia’s four piece Palm are teasing their upcoming EP again with the title track ‘Shadow Expert’. “Emotional yet clinical, wild yet contained,” describes a press release, “the sounds they offer are equally bizarre as they are pleasantly pretty.”

The 6-track EP arrives on June 16th through Carpark Records and it will be available in the usual formats, including a limited edition dark blue vinyl.

Take a listen to ‘Shadow Expert’ and ‘Walkie Takie’ below for a double taste of what you’re in for.

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Inventive New York based duo Buke and Gase truly are a band like no other with an affinity for experimentation and exploration. Named after their core of self-made eponymous instruments, the buke (byook) and the gase (gace), they craft a unique, propulsive and infectious sound with a strong DIY ethos. We've asked them to put together this month's mixtape and Arone Dyer sent us her current favourites, ranging from avant-jazz collective Zs and rapper Zebra Katz to post-punk outfit Naomi Punk and beyond. Press play already!