PALM

RICKSHAW STOP and NOISE POP CO-PRESENT

PALM

The Spirit Of The Beehive, UNITY

Tue, March 6, 2018

8:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$12-15

This event is all ages

ADV TIX $12 / DOORS $15. Orders place for the sole purpose of resale will be cancelled. Orders exceeding the 6 ticket limit subject to cancellation.

 

PALM
PALM
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.
The Spirit Of The Beehive
The Spirit Of The Beehive
'The Philadelphia band’s new record often veers towards an alluring ugliness. But when they let some light in and it hits just right, *Pleasure Suck *emanates a psych-folk warmth.... Think Elephant 6 by way of Ween, whimsical and scatalogical, held together by Scotch tape and Scotchgard.' --Pitchfork
UNITY
UNITY
4/5s of Meat Market, with jangle and roar. From Oakland.

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Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
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