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Palm’s “Composite” Is Fractured Euphoria

Rock built on fragments of pop and ambience

Photo: Dylan Pearce

Philadelphia quartet Palm crafts euphony out of distorted noise. Their latest single “Composite” has the baseline of rock, but is stacked with the rhythmic layers of pop and ambience. At times, it feels like an auto-tune; however, when you least expect it Palm throws in a riff that takes you into an entirely new mood. Stream below:

“Composite” is from Palm’s upcoming album Rock Island, which will be out on February 9th via Carpark Records. For this LP, Palm decided to go on a semi-hermit state by renting a farmhouse in Upstate New York and work on the new record with the engineer Matt Labozza. But now the quartet is out of the farmhouse and planning to hit the road starting February:

North America 2018 tour

2/9 – Market Hotel (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

2/16 – The Great Scott (Boston, MA, USA)

2/18 – Club Café (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

2/19 – Marble Bar (Detroit, MI, USA)

2/20 – Empty Bottle (Chicago, IL, USA)

2/21 – Cactus Club (Milwaukee, WI, USA)

2/22 – 7th Street Entry (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

2/23 – Der Rathskellar (Madison, WI, USA)

2/24 – Garnder Lounge (Grinnel, IA, USA)

2/26 – Lost Lake Lounge (Denver, CO, USA)

2/27 – Kilby Court (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

2/28 – Neurolux (Boise, ID, USA)

3/1 – Barboza (Seattle, WA, USA)

3/2 – Bunk Bar (Portland, OR, USA)

3/5 – Holland Project (Reno, NV, USA)

3/6 – Rickshaw Stop (San Francisco, CA, USA)

3/8 – The Echoplex (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

3/9 – SPACE (San Francisco, CA, USA)

3/10 – Flying Burrito Music Fest (Phoenix, AZ, USA)

3/11 – Club Congress (Tucson, AZ, USA)

3/13 – Double Wide (Dallas, TX, USA)

3/14-17 – SXSW (Austin, TX, USA)

3/19 – The Firehouse (Birmingham, AL, USA)

3/20 – 529 (Atlanta, GA, USA)

3/21 – Pinhook (Durham, NC, USA)

3/22 – Toast (Norfolk, VA, USA)

3/23 – Strange Matter (Richmond, VA, USA)

3/24 – Rock & Roll Hotel (Washington, DC, USA)

3/26 – First Unitarian Church (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

Europe 2018 tour

5/24 – Corsica Studios (London, UK)

5/26 – Urban Spree (Berlin, Germany)

5/27 – Glashaus (Jena, Germany)

5/28 – Aalhaus (Hamburg, Germany)

5/29 – Bumann & Sohn (Cologne, Germany)

6/6 – Trône (Brussels, Belgium)

6/7 – Rotondes (Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

6/9 – Louisiana (Bristol, UK)

6/10 – Hare and Hounds (Birmingham, UK)

6/11 – Castle Hotel (Manchester, UK)

6/12 – The Hug and Pint (Glasgow, UK)

6/13 – Oporto (Leeds, UK)

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