Palm’s “Pearly” continues to rattle rock predictability in their trippy, tropical paradise

Palm | photo by Dylan Pearce | courtesy of artist

Palm‘s EP Shadow Expert was released just mere months back, but the four-piece indie gang is already putting out new tunes. First of which is a new track called “Pearly” that comes ahead of their upcoming album, Rock Island, and will be out on February 9th with Carpark Records.

Serving as the first track of the new LP, “Pearly” welcomes visitors to Rock Island with an immediate introduction to their characteristically uncharacteristic sound. With them, it seems that their version of a pattern is having no pattern at all; a method that effectively rattles rock music’s (often) predictable core to no end. Continue reading →


Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session: Dent May

Dent May | Photo by Eric Schuman for WXPN

Joining us in the studio for our latest Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session is a musician that I’ve been a fan of since his humble beginning with a ‘magnificent ukulele.’ Dent May is originally from Mississippi, but recently relocated to Los Angeles. This fish-out-of-water story serves as partial inspiration for Dent’s new album, Across The Multiverse, which was released this summer on Carpark Records. Featuring a blend of effervescent electro-pop and Brill Building-informed songwriting, the album shows off Dent’s nearly obsessive approach to music making. With a full touring band in tow, Dent joins us in the studio to play some of the new songs.

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Speedy Ortiz release new video for “Tiger Tank” (playing Golden Tea House 8/13)

speedy_ortiz_wide-1218cbd647ef206e7db4a6086275d281b0bd133a-s6-c30Speedy Ortiz, the indie-punk outfit based out of Northampton, MA, released its debut full length, Major Arcana, today via Carpark. In addition to the album, they’ve also put out a video for the previously released single “Tiger Tank.” The video, directed by Matthew Caron, features the band playing in a shredded paper infested basement, as well as a character getting ready for a night of amateur Mexican wrestling. Check it out below, and be sure to catch Speedy Ortiz next month, when they’ll be wrapping up their tour of Major Arcana with a show at the Golden Tea House . More info can be found here.