Palms is a Los Angeles-based band featuring members of ISIS and Chino Moreno from the Deftones. The band has recently premiered its debut track, “Patagonia,” which comes off the upcoming self-titled debut album. Palms is due on June 25th via Ipecac.
“Patagonia” is a soft, moody, atmospheric track. It’s perfect for chilling out, doing yoga, providing background music, or driving to clear your head. There’s just something hypnotizing about Chino’s vocals, and the overall vibe from this track is euphoric.
The quartet has also announced its first tour dates: a four-date West Coast run this July with stops in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Palms on tour:
July 10 San Diego, CA – Belly Up Tavern
July 11 Santa Ana CA – The Observatory
July 12 Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour
July 13 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Palms came together following the demise of ISIS, with Jeff Caxide (bass), Aaron Harris (drums), and Clifford Meyer (keyboards/guitar) electing to continue playing music together. “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,” Harris says. “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.” The band, knowing that Chino Moreno (Deftones) had been a fan of ISIS, thought he would be a great fit and he agreed. “A chance to work with the guys from ISIS sounded like a lot of fun,” Moreno says, “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.”
Tickets for the shows are on-sale as follows: Los Angeles on May 2, Orange County (Santa Ana) and San Diego on May 3 and San Francisco on May 5.
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