Painted Palms Announce West Coast Tour Dates

Painted Palms announce West Coast tour dates, set to play SXSW + Noise Pop. Painted Palms' latest release "Forever", is now available via Polyvinyl Records.

San Francisco psych-pop duo Painted Palms announce a round of West Coast tour dates in support of their recently released debut album ‘Forever.’  The tour will include a number of shows at SXSW in Austin (schedule TBA).

The band is also set to play Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco on February 28, sharing a bill with darkwave band Cold Cave.

Track List:

1. Too High

2. Here It Comes

3. Hypnotic

4. Forever

5. Soft Hammer

6. Carousel

7. Not Really There

8. Hope That You See It Now

9. Spinning Signs

10. Sleepwalking

11. Empty Gun

12. Angels

Tour Dates:

02/28 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s (Noise Pop)

03/04 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Bar

03/05 San Diego, CA – The Griffin

03/07 Phoenix, AZ – Viva Phoenix

03/08 Tucson, AZ – March Radness

03/09 Las Cruces, NM – KRUX Fest (New Mexico State University)

03/11 Austin, TX – SXSW

03/12 Austin, TX – SXSW

03/13 Austin, TX – SXSW

03/14 Austin, TX – SXSW

03/15 Austin, TX – SXSW

Whether living four states away or four blocks away, Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme have always used the Internet — at first out of necessity, later out of preference — to collaborate on their songwriting. Although the cousins grew up together in Lafayette, Louisiana, Donohue eventually moved to San Francisco, while Prudhomme stayed near New Orleans. The newfound distance between them forced the pair to start sending song ideas back and forth via e-mail, a virtual exchange that quickly spawned Painted Palms’ first release, Canopy, which was discovered by of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes. Tours with of Montreal, Braids and STRFKR soon followed before Prudhomme moved out west to San Francisco, where Donohue still lived. Yet, despite being in the same place for the first time in years, the duo continued writing songs apart from one another — completing individual ideas in isolation and piecing them together through the computer. And so, the songs that would eventually form their debut full-length Forever, came together as if the musicians were still separated by 2000 miles: Donohue sending a short, looping beat and Prudhomme replying with a vocal melody before continuing to bounce the track back and forth between them until it was complete, this time focusing on creating songs with classic pop structures. Elsewhere, touches of Painted Palms’ most prominent influences — ’60s psych pop paired with modern electronic production — are clearly evident, as on the dark and driving hooks that propel lead single “Spinning Signs.”

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