Until about a week ago, all I was listening to was the new Killswitch Engage album, Disarm The Descent. Then, I started getting into the new Dillinger Escape Plan but found myself quickly switching back and forth — between One Of Us Is The Killer and the equally engaging and complicated self-titled debut from Palms.
A trailer for the band’s album follows at the end of this post.
For the oblivious, the band is basically Deftones chief Chino Moreno and former members of the legendary Isis.
I knew the album would be good. I knew before pressing Play that I’d fucking like the record.
I didn’t anticipate I’d love it the way I do, though. It doesn’t come out until June 25, and for that, I feel bad for the rest of you.
That’s a long time to have to wait for the Ipecac Recordings release. A long motherfucking time.
In that time, I will keep rocking this bad boy, which, if pressed for a hyperbolic comparison, would say it’s Tool meets Björk. Lush sounds, with many textures, and some haunting guitar complexities. The songs are meaty, but they don’t feel long. In fact, the whole album feels like one complete piece, whether intended or not.
It’s a beautiful record, indeed. Chino’s voice sounds like a miracle, and he showcases his instrument on this record, proving his rivals his Ipecac boss Mike Patton’s.
By the way, Palms are doing a mini-tour with Crypts and have a gig opening for System of a Down, which I am sure will go swimmingly.
I am sure people who bought tickets specifically to hear “Cigaro” will totally understand and appreciate the dynamic shit Palms will be churning out.
Here’s where you can catch Palms live:
7/10: Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
7/11: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/12: Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
7/13: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
7/29: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl (opening for SOAD)
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