Today, surf & soul group Palmas premiere new single “Flowers” via Live Nation’s Ones to Watch, marking their first new release since the explosive 2015 debut EP To the Valley. An important pivot for the band’s sound, the track is defined by a signature return to the classic melodies of their 60s pop influences while incorporating entirely new instrumentation (organ, brass, violins, etc), delicately arranging each unique sonic imprint for a modern rendition of nostalgic baroque rock styling.
PRESS HERE to listen to the pivotal single now via Ones to Watch!
A group that masterfully wears its vintage influences on its sleeve, Palmas was born between two coasts as guitarists Matthew Young and Adam Cantiello began exchanging their favorite surf rock records online while Matthew was living in LA and Adam in Philadelphia. Somewhere between Pet Sounds and Walk Don’t Run, the two grabbed hold of the technical artfulness and all-enticing spirit captured by the genre. With the addition of singer Kurt Cain-Walther‘s inescapable soulful croon as well as the musical stylings of Eric Camarota and Pat Degan, the group harnessed a once lost romanticism to create a sound that completely enraptures audiences and ushers in a new phase of modern indie rock.
PRESS HERE to listen to the full debut EP To the Valley on Spotify.
Now, following a campaign with Adidas, Palmas are making a triumphant return with all new material. With more upcoming releases on the way and a hometown show with Whitney and Hoops in Philadelphia on October 7th, the band is certainly setting up to be one to watch in the coming year.