Posted by & filed under Music, News.

Palms preview their self-titled debut record

Palms - Palms

A while back we got fairly excited for at the album announcement from Palms, a ‘supergroup’ that pairs Deftones singer Chino Moreno with Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris and Bryant Clifford Meyer, the bassist, drummer and electronics/keyboards/guitar/vocals jack of all trades from post-metal legends ISIS. The latter three have been fairly low-key since ISIS’ disbandment in 2010, but the prospect of their swelling musical craftsmanship, paired with Moreno’s distinctive crooning vocals, was a tantalising one for sure.

On the projects projeny, Harris says:

[quote-symbol symbol1]After a little time Jeff, Cliff, and I decided that it was insane that we all still lived here in Los Angeles and weren’t playing together. It just sort of happened naturally, probably because we have been playing together for so long, and things started to come together. But we didn’t want to be instrumental; we wanted vocals – we just weren’t exactly sure who that would be at first.

Enter Moreno:

[quote-symbol symbol1]A chance to work with the guys from ISIS sounded like a lot of fun. I’ve always been into the atmospheric sounds they had created with that project and felt my sense of melody would meld well with theirs.

With details of the record initially confirmed in early February, and the gorgeous art above having come out since, we’re now being treated to an official audio preview via this skyward-looking trailer:

Pitchfork are also streaming second track “Patagonia, so there’s a lot to be getting your teeth into.

In all honesty, the album isn’t quite what we were expecting, but that’s fine. It’s a lot more low-key and minimal, with the instrumentation creating atmosphere, and Moreno carrying much of the melody.

Palms is due out June 25th through Mike Patton’s Ipecac Recordings, and pre-orders are available from this location. They’ll be playing four California-exclusive dates from 10th – 14th July – details in the events calendar as always.

Disinformasiya banner