Movement Magazine

Painted Palms share “Refractor”

Thomas Bellflower
And announce full US tour with Small Black, 
Horizons out Sept 4 via Polyvinyl
STREAM: “Refractor”


Photo Credit: Molly DeCoudreaux

Painted Palms’ second full-length album, Horizons, exudes a sense of confidence and purpose that is only present when two creators share a singular focus and absolute trust in each other’s talents.

On Horizons, emotional states are suspended between light and dark, driven by the tension of efficient song structures. This week the band shares album standout “Refractor,” stream the track over at NYLON.

Though vocalist Chris Prudhomme and producer Reese Donohue chose to collaborate on their second full-length by sending song ideas back and forth over e-mail, just as they did when crafting their 2014 debut Forever, Horizons marks the first time the duo has expanded their sound beyond the bedroom by stepping into the studio.

Mixed by former DFA house engineer Eric Broucek (LCD Soundsystem, Classixx), Horizons engages with a diverse sonic palette on each track: ’60s psych-pop, ’80s synths, hypnotic vibes of the kind induced by Bjork and early ’90s Creation Records bands, and the trunk-rattling minimalism of Southern hip-hop.

Horizons is a meditation on achieving balance in a place where things are always changing, and there are no real ends. As a result, Painted Palms refines and executes their best work to date.

Tour Dates:
8/25 San Diego, CA @ The Merrow
8/26 LA, CA @ The Satellite
8/27 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
9/4 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
10/13 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
10/14 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa *
10/16 Austin, TX @ Red 7 *
10/17 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *
10/20 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
10/26 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *
10/27 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
10/28 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
10/29 Boise, ID @ Neurolux *
10/30 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
10/31 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
11/2 Kansas City, MO @ The Tank Room *
11/3 Iowa City, IA @ The Mill *
11/4 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry *
11/6 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
11/7 Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory *
11/8 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison *
11/10 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa *
11/11 Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen *
11/12 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
* = w/ Small Black
Painted Palms
Release Date: September 4, 2015
2. Contact
3. Gemini
4. Glaciers
5. Echoes
6. Control
8. Waterfall
9. Painkiller

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