There are whispers in the underground: tales of a jaw-dropping live band making impossibly jagged yet sweetly melodic post-punk, stories of a quartet so incredibly tight you have to see it to believe it. The rumors are true. Inflated Records and Exploding In Sound are ecstatic to introduce you to Palm from Upstate New York. Trading Basics, the band's full-length debut, is due out this November, but there's nothing basic about it. Trading Basics challenges the listener's expectations with moments of dissonance that are reigned in and precise. The pretty moments are often where the chaos is. Amid these constant and rapid changes, the band sneaks in an unrelenting, trance-inducing repetition. Recorded and mixed by Eli Crews (Deerhoof, tUnE-yArDs) at Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn, the album is a confident statement that this young band has carefully crafted a unique sonic vocabulary and methodology during their short time together. "There's a definite magnetism that comes with sidestepping conventions, which Palm does a lot here, with a hypnotizing energy." - The FADER on "Ankles" // "The songs on Trading Basics aren't chaotic, but rather multi-tiered, ordered equations arranged through inventive improvisation. Palm's song-structures are like fractals; an unending series of intricate patterns that, upon first glance, look like spontaneous and abstract renderings." - Stereogum "Band To Watch" // Tracks: 1. Time Times Three / 2. Crank / 3. Ankles / 4. Doggy Doctor / 5. You Are What Eats You / 6. Egg In A Frame / 7. Child Actor / 8. Second Ward / 9. Drawn Straws / 10. Garden / 11. Scribe
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