Los Angeles alternative duo THE PALMS will head out on the road for the month of April in response to the rapid growth of new fans that have discovered the band. Kicking their tour off on April 3 with a hometown headlining performance at The Troubadour sponsored by KROQ for a “Locals Only” showcase, the completely independent duo of Ben Rothbard andJohnny Zambetti and their band will then travel to Las Vegas to headlineEmerge Impact + Music with Warbly Jets, Stokeswood and The National Parks. Next, THE PALMS will move on to Denver, Salt Lake City, Boise, San Francisco and Santa Ana, CA with fellow L.A. indie pop duo Coast Modern.
At each show, THE PALMS will highlight material from their independently released mixtape album MULHOLLAND DR which was written, recorded and produced out of their tiny home studio in Malibu, CA on super old gear they coin “vintage digital.” The message within their songs, which reflect the times culturally and politically, are just as relevant as their California vibrations. Bridging the gap between Laurel Canyon folk and West Coast beats, THE PALMS create a true modern L.A. sound.
Listen to THE PALMS’Mulholland Dr on Spotify (here) or iTunes (here). It features their latest single “Levitate,” which has organically logged over 5.5 million streams. This and other tracks have led to over half a million monthly listeners for the duo on Spotify who continue their grass roots growth without major label support. Another example of the duo’s expanding fan base is reflected in “Push Off,” a single released in 2016 which achieved the #1 spot on Hype Machine, hit Top 5 on Spotify’s U.K. Viral Chart, and secured over3.5 million Spoify streams. The video for the song, which has been viewed over a million times, can be watched here.
THE PALMS combine their love of all popular music to create a fresh, uplifting sound, resulting in a cool soundtrack to a beachside night in L.A. withMulholland Dr. Click here to watch the official music video for THE PALMS‘ latest single “Levitate” and here for a performance video of the song. The quick and independent rise of THE PALMS’ style of handcrafted California music is no fluke. Their unmistakable sound, style, and songwriting chops have helped create their distinct place in today’s musical landscape. It is the message behind their songs, however, that they hope will make the greatest impact.