Painted Palms Announce New US Tour

Painted Palms Announce US Tour, including dates with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, St Pepsi, and Crystal Stilts. Their album Forever is now out on Polyvinyl

San Francisco psych-pop duo Painted Palms announces a round of Summer tour dates launching with a special First Fridays event in LA on June 6 at the NHM w/ UMO and De Lux. Saint Pepsi joins the tour from DC to Chicago and other shows are with Crystal Stilts and Ishi.

Tour Dates:
6/6 LA, CA @ Natural History Museum ^
6/7 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
6/8 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
6/10 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
6/11 Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
6/12 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada $
6/13 Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar
6/14 St Louis, MO @ 2720 Cherokee
6/16 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
6/17 Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage *
6/18 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *
6/19 Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands *
6/21 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *%
6/23 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison *
6/24 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *
6/25 Indianapolis, IN @ Do317 Lounge *
6/26 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe *
6/27 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
6/28 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
7/1 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
7/2 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
7/3 Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar% = w/ Crystal Stilts
* = w/ Saint Pepsi
$ = w/ Ishi
^ = w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra, De Lux


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. 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.

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. 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.


Painted Palms
[Polyvinyl Records]
Street Date: January 14, 2013
Purchase here

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

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