Painted Palms’ second full-length album Horizons is out now via Polyvinyl. This week the band shares the music video “Refractor.” Directed by the production team Ours&Yours, the video combines traditional hand animation with digital video. The scenes were shot using practical light (i.e. streetlights, headlights, the occasional cigarette cherry).
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.
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 *
11/02 – Kansas City, MO – The Tank Room *
11/03 – Iowa City, IA – The Mill *
11/04 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry *
11/06 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall *
11/07 – Detroit, MI – UFO Factory *
11/08 – Toronto, Ontario – The Garrison *
11/10 – Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rossa *
11/11 – Burlington, VT – Signal Kitchen *
11/12 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
* = w/ Small Black