In the same dissonant universe as Viet Cong (or Women), Fake Palms’ style is a little less obtuse, with an ear towards straightforward hooks. (“Pop” might be the wrong word but they write some very catchy songs.) If you dig dark post-punk you should definitely check it out.
They’ve now made a thematically appropriate video for opening track “Fever Dreams,” which splices together several clips of paranoid-looking people abruptly waking from (presumably fever-induced) dreams. Check out the Joel Barnes/Fawcett Sharpe-directed video below.
Fake Palms have dates coming up, including a Northside show with The Numerators. That happens June 9 at Alphaville, also with Bueno and Twist. Tickets for that show are still available. All dates are listed below.
Fake Palms — 2016 Tour Dates
06/09 Brooklyn, NY – Alphaville#
06/17 Toronto, ON – NO FEST^
07/04 Montreal, QC – Brasserie Beaubien*
07/05 Quebec, QC – Anti*
07/06 Fredericton, NB – ReNeu Boutique*
07/07 Charlottetown, PEI – Fishbones*
07/09 Halifax, NS – Grid Lock Festival
07/10 Moncton, NB – Plan B*
07/29-31 Sackville, NB – Sappy Fest
08/18 Ottawa, ON – Arboretum Festival +
# w/ The Numerators
^ w/ Chastity Belt
* w/ Partner
+w/ Dilly Dally