Caught these guys opening for Starfucker at The Glass House this last Sunday night (really good show, btw) and was really impressed. [SF Weekly’s review of the two recent SF shows is spot on]
Painted Palms is cousins Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme. They’re originally from Louisiana, but now call San Francisco home, and last year they dropped one mighty fine EP, Canopy, via Secretly Canadian. Besides their current gig supporting Starfucker, they’ve played shows with the likes of Braids, Pepper Rabbit , and were hand picked by of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes to open for them on their last North American tour.
I thoroughly enjoyed their live set. I was lucky enough to catch the first ever performance of “Angel”, which will be recorded for their new album, and was one of the highlights of the entire show for both the wifey and I. Check out the video below from the show. The quality doesn’t do the song justice, but it’s better than nothing [big thanks to the uploader].
Here’s what Secretly Canadian has to say about ’em:
“The two grew up together on the same block in Lafayette, Louisiana. After Donohue moved to the Bay Area in California for school, they spent several years exchanging music they had made by themselves — hypnotic sound experiments and song fragments. However, it wasn’t until they both returned home for the winter break in 2009, that they began playing music together.
Canopy is the debut EP from duo Painted Palms. With its echoes of Brill Building pop, buoyant electronics, and encompassing textural experimentation, the EP exudes something ebullient as well as meditative. Canopyis a modern psych-pop collage with an affinity for fluidity and the exotic.” [more]
I’m crossing my fingers for more from Painted Palms in the near future, but in the meantime, head on over to their bandcamp page and get your fill.
♪ Painted Palms – All Of Us (from Canopy EP)
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