Despite things being very quiet since the band’s inception, Palms (featuring Deftones frontman Chino Moreno and former Isis members Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris and Bryant Clifford Meyer) have been getting a fair bit of hype as word spreads of the band’s existence. I mean, Deftones have been playing with post-rock influences for some time now, so the idea of Chino’s haunting vocal style over some sludgy/post-metal style instrumentals is one of the most promising premises on which to build a supergroup that I’ve personally seen.
Like I said though, things have been quiet ever since the project was announced, and the idea that the band were going to fizzle out without seeing a substantial release was real possibility, especially considering how often its happened to similar supergroups in the past. You can chalk Palms up to “definitely happening” though, because a release date to their debut album has been announced. Palms will be available June 26th on Ipecac Records.
A new unmixed track tiled ‘Tropics‘ was streamed from Chino’s Mixlr broadcast, but it’s no longer available and all rips of the track have apparently been wiped clean from the internet by Warner Brothers Music. I don’t know why Warner Brothers is removing the track when Ipecac Records will be the label releasing it, but if it’s still out there, you’re gonna have to do a bit of digging to find it. If anyone comes across it, let us know how it sounds, eh?
UPDATE: A copy of the song has been found that has yet to be removed. Act fast!
UPDATE #2: aaaaand it’s gone.