We last heard from the adventurous Philly four-piece Palm in 2018, when they released the celebrated Rock Island album, gigged with kindred spirits Deerhoof, and generally set out blurring the lines between technical rock and effervescent indie pop.
A pandemic hiatus and a personal space break later, and the band is back today with news of new music and a new label; their Nicks and Grazes album is out October 14th on Saddle Creek Records. Comprised of drummer Hugo Stanley, bassist Gerasimos Livitsanos, and singer-guitarists Eve Alpert and Kasra Kurt, extending the band’s time off helped in the process of making its fourth album.
“I used to think of Palm as an organism, a single coherent system, and at a younger point in our lives, that seemed like the ideal way to be a band,” Alpert says in a press release. “I’m realizing now that it’s unrealistic, that for this band to grow we had to tend to ourselves as individuals – little pieces – who create the whole.”
The first taste we get of the resulting record is more of everything, all at once — more odd, more abrasive, more magical and infectious. Get a first listen to “Feathers” in the medieval-themed music video below, and pre-order Nicks and Grazes here.