Painted Palms readies Horizons for Polyvinyl

Painted Palms gave listeners their first taste of Horizons today by releasing a track off the record via Nerdist.
“Painted Palms new single “Disintegrate” is an aptly named dance-floor-worthy jam that channels Zonoscope-era Cut Copy, mid aughts DFA Records, ’80s pop and beyond. The DFA connection is a little more tangible here though: former DFA house engineer Eric Broucek played a large role in mixing the duo’s forthcoming second album, Horizons. That is an extremely exciting prospect for the rest of the album, as Broucek played a crucial role in some of the best dance music that arose throughout the past ten year,” said Nerdist.
Over the course of two EP’s and their debut album, Painted Palms toured relentlessly, making their way through North America, Europe, and Japan in 2014. The band will hit the road again this fall with tour dates to be announced soon.
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Painted Palms’ second full-length album, Horizons, exudes a sense of confidence and purpose that is only present when two creators share a singular focus and absolute trust in each other’s talents.
With Horizons, emotional states are suspended between light and dark, driven by the tension of efficient song structures. From the first ominous harmonies of lead single “Refractor,” it’s clear that Painted Palms’ panoramic pop sound has never been more fully realized.
Even though vocalist Chris Prudhomme and producer Reese Donohue chose to collaborate on their second full-length by sending song fragments back and forth over email, just as they did when crafting their 2014 debut Forever, Horizons marks the duo’s first time expanding their sound beyond the bedroom and stepping into the studio.
Mixed by former DFA house engineer Eric Broucek (LCD Soundsystem, Classixx) Horizons engages with a diverse sonic palette on each track: 60s psych-pop, ’80s synths, hypnotic vibes induced by Bjork and early ’90s Creation Records bands, and the trunk-rattling minimalism of Southern hip-hop.
Horizons is a meditation on achieving balance in a place where things are always changing, and there are no real ends. As a result, Painted Palms refines and executes their best work to date.