Palms (photo by Travis Shinn)

You’re probably already aware of Palms and the peidgree they hold but it’s worth repeating. The project, comprising of Chino Moreno of Deftones and Caxide, Harris and Meyer of the now-defunct kings of post-metal Isis, was announced way back last year but has slowly been weaving it’s way back into the public conscious with hints of information and even a leaked snippet of material. But today marks the first official taste of material, with the band making ‘Patagonia‘ available for streaming.

Pitchdork has the exclusive and I can tell you now, if you were expecting much in the way of heaviness, you’ll be sorely disappointed. ‘Patagonia‘ is a lush slow burner of a track that sits squarely between the most beautiful and introspective moments of Koi No Yokan and Panopticon, constantly threatening to buckle under the swells of delay and dreamy vocals but never wavering. It’s certainly an interesting composition and should definitely evoke more than a few opinions out of the general metal populace, but as of now, their debut has me incredibly intrigued.

 

Palms will see a June 25th release through Ipecac Records.

 

– DL

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