Painted Palms Release New Song "Forever"

by Jane Jansen Seymour

25 November 2013

Cousins Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme grew up together in Lafayette, Louisiana and after years apart are together again in San Francisco. They have always shared their music whether across town or miles apart as Painted Palms. These are compositions with '60s psych pop leanings using modern electronic production.

Last spring the pair released “Carousel”, a 7-inch that yielded another pick for PopMatters’ Spring 2013 New Music Playlist, “Click”. Now, the band is preparing to drop a full album in January via Polyvinyl Records, with the title track “Forever” ready to preview. The song begins with action packed distortion worthy of a film score, before vocal and percussive layers make way for a melodic chorus through the creative clutter. Thoughtful lyrics bring an introspective vibe that allows for a bit of ironic shoe gazing, as Prudhomme sings “Thinking about myself too much I can see that/I don’t know what to be.”

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

READ the article