Palmas

PALMAS unveil orchestral single “Flowers,” play Rockwood on 11.01

Following the debut EP To The Valley from 2015, PALMAS has released a new single called “Flowers”, featuring a beautiful and rather impressive arrangement clearly inspired to The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds": hammond organs, french horns and a luscious string section build on the lead choral vocals, which draw celestial melodies Mr. Brian Wilson himself would be proud of (if he only got around to listen!). We are looking forward to see how PALMAS develops their infatuation with the 60’s pop revival, and in the meantime don't miss their upcoming live show at Rockwood Music Hall on November 1. - Ashley Muniz

   

Palmas take their beachy vibes to Berlin on 3.24

Images of California and West Coast chill factors readily come to mind when listening of surf rock infused music. Philly/NYC based band Palmas brings that West Coast warmth and sunshine to the East Coast with their retro croon-pop. With hazy guitars and distant, reverb-drenched vocals Palmas’ sound readily evokes sepia-tinted memories of swaying waves at the beach. Since Brighton Beach’s waters are still too cold to enjoy, come and welcome spring's much awaited warm weather with Palmas at Berlin on 3.24 as they accompany dream pop Brooklyn band Surf Rock is Dead. - Adriana S Ballester

   

Daytrotter Session - Palmas

Daytrotter just posted their session with locals Palmas yesterday. The recording took place at Room 17 in Brooklyn. You can take a listen to a couple of the tracks from the session for free, and the whole performance is available for streaming and download HERE (w/membership). (Illustration by Johnnie Cluney)

   

Palmas Opening for The Bright Light Social Hour at Underground Arts Oct. 28

Before the mood-shifting cold gains a formidable grip on our daily activities, Palmas enters the cozy climate of Underground Arts’s Black Box. Rumbling backend develops a tension, as spiraling surf guitar sparks a blaze, the ghostly echo of keys vibrates in the distance, and melodic vocals lead the search. Conversely, the band can ease off the reins, allowing the calming natural rhythm of the current dictate a soothing nostalgic serenade or a breezy harmony-laced rocker. Tonight, they will be joined by the twisted psych-pop/rock sense of calm rolled out by the duo of Swimm. Austin psych-rockers The Bright Light Social Hour tie this billing together in the headlining role. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St., 8pm, $17, 21+ - Michael Colavita