Plumbing the depths of early Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Echo and the Bunnymen, and Joy Division, Olympia, Washington band Dark Palms bring a welcome gothic tinge to indie pop, a little garish darkness to an often rigid style of music. Not too shabby for a band that only formed earlier this year.
The band will be releasing their debut single "Ghost Horse" next week, but we'd like to shine a spotlight on its b-side "Locket", a driving, murky rocker that's as loud as it is introspective. Led by singer Laurence Goldenstar's deep baritone voice, it's somber and thunderous at the same time.
The "Ghost Horse" seven-inch single will be released 4 August on Rock Therapy Records.