PAINTED PALMS (album release party)

EARS OF THE BEHOLDER PRESENTS

PAINTED PALMS (album release party)

SOFT METALS, Melted Toys, plus EOTB DJs

Friday 1/17

9:00 pm

$12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

There's a 6 ticket limit for this event per household, customer, credit card number and email address. Patrons who exceed the ticket limit can have their order cancelled automatically and without notice.

PAINTED PALMS
PAINTED PALMS
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. From the first ominous harmonies of lead single “Refractor,” it’s clear that Painted Palms’ panoramic pop sound has never been more fully realized.

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.
SOFT METALS
SOFT METALS
Soft Metals is a multi-disciplinary electronic duo from Portland, Oregon now residing in Los Angeles, California. Its members Ian Hicks and Patricia Hall were brought together through a common love of synthesizer music and began writing and recording songs together in the spring of 2009. Inspiration came to them by way of experimental electronic sounds, film soundtracks, early industrial music, minimal synth, house, techno, synth pop, krautrock, and shoegaze. Their songs are built from moody, improvised sessions fusing old and new production technologies using exclusively electronic instruments. Soft Metals express themselves freely rather than adhere to a particular genre. This freedom gives them a diverse sound somewhere between dance music, austere synthetic pop, and experimental electronic composition

Soft Metals is signed to Captured Tracks and released their first record, an 5 song EP titled “The Cold World Melts” in July 2010. Their debut self-titled album came out in July of 2011. FACT magazine called Soft Metals “one of the most accomplished and ambitious of the myriad new synth-pop acts coming out of the States.”

July 2013 saw the release of their 2nd full length Lenses. The duo have toured extensively through North America and are about to embark on their first tour of Europe.
Melted Toys
Melted Toys
"Crunching post-punk bass lines, reverberating shoegaze guitars, and wailing psychedelic powerpop vocals all thrown together in a fiery kiln produced Melted Toys. The San Francisco group’s hazy and infectious demos are already making waves in their hometown. Now, a recent record deal and nationwide tour are giving the group some playing room, setting the ground for Melted Toys’ vividly lo-fi aesthetic to take proper shape." --Noise Pop
plus EOTB DJs
Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com