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Today's Shows

  • Thu Jul 19, 2018 - Philadelphia PAUnderground Arts with This Is Not The Heat
  • Sat Jul 21, 2018 - Wallingford CTWamleg with DIY Prom II
  • Thu Aug 16, 2018 - West Hollywood CARoxy Theatre
  • Sat Aug 18, 2018 - Pomona CAThe Glass House with Viva! Pomona
  • Thu Aug 23, 2018 - Chicago ILEmpty Bottle
  • Fri Aug 24, 2018 - Chicago ILLogan Square Food Truck Social
  • Tue Sep 11, 2018 - Allston MABrighton Music Hall with Hovvdy, True Blue
  • Wed Sep 12, 2018 - New York NYBowery Ballroom with Hovvdy, True Blue
  • Fri Sep 14, 2018 - Washington DCUnion Stage with Hovvdy, True Blue
  • Sat Sep 22, 2018 - Oberlin OHThe Dionysus Disco at Oberlin College
  • Tue Sep 25, 2018 - Toronto ONThe Baby G with New Fries
  • Wed Sep 26, 2018 - Montreal QCBar Le Ritz PDB with POP Montreal
  • Thu Sep 27, 2018 - Burlington VTArtsRiot
  • Sat Sep 29, 2018 - Philadelphia PAWorld Cafe Live with Philadelphia Music & Arts Festival


Artist Biography

Palm plays rock music backwards. Eve Alpert and Kasra Kurt's guitars occupy themselves most often with the pace-keeping work typical of a rhythm section. Meanwhile, Gerasimos Livitsanos' bass and Hugo Stanley's drums perform commentary and reportage from their deeply embedded positions at the front. The band is firmly attached to the physicality of rock, but not as much its tone; their instruments tend to sound like any number of things at any given time.

None of the members of Palm are formally trained on their instruments. The band formed in 2011 at college in Upstate New York, when high school friends Eve and Kasra met Gerasimos and Hugo. In those early days, the band was just beginning to forge its collective musical identity through experiments in recording and performing live.

Their first album, Trading Basics (2015), was written in Hudson, NY, a riverside outpost where the group could clarify its intentions outside the direct influence of nearby cultural capitals. That year, the members of Palm relocated to Philadelphia, where they continue to live only a few blocks apart from one another. This proximity has facilitated a level of collaboration necessary for a sound so slippery to remain in the firm grasp of its players.

On 2017's Shadow Expert EP, they made use of the steady hand granted by a tireless touring schedule, cutting their songs to efficiencies of pop confection without sacrificing the avant-adventurism at the center. The effort was met with praise from such outlets as Pitchfork, Stereogum, Spin, and Tiny Mix Tapes, who likened the sound variously to Stereolab, Slint, Sonic Youth and Broadcast. With Rock Island (2018), Palm excuses the company of these myriad influences with a sly brush of a hand, ushering the listener into a new domain, thrillingly strange for all its familiarity.