Toronto post-punk act Fake Palms are back! The project lead by Michael le Riche (also known for his work with disko-kraut band Sauna) have shared the new single “Satellite,” along with details of a new record, titled Lemons and due out September 16th 2022 on Hand Drawn Dracula (one of our fav local labels). This will be Fake Palms’ third album and we can’t wait to hear more. Discussing the upcoming new album, Michael le Riche explains:
“This record is the most direct thing I’ve ever done… All the distorted guitars playing 16th-note riffs in different time signatures, washes of noise and buried vocals are basically gone. In their place, we made a record that’s lean and a punch to the gut. There are still some moments where the guitars get a little tricky but, in general, we tried to be as immediate as possible. The songs are all fairly short and there are almost no extra production tricks. I was inspired by records like the Dead Boys’ Young, Loud and Snotty and the Buzzcocks’ Another Music in a Different Kitchen. Maybe because of what was going on in the world at the time, or maybe just as a reaction to the last Fake Palms record – which was flush with production flourishes – it just felt necessary to kick the door down instead of knocking.”
Listen to “Satellite” & watch the trippy new Fake Palms music video directed by Justis Krar above. Check out the album artwork and tracklist for Lemons (due out September 16th 2022 on Hand Drawn Dracula) below + Pre-order Lemons here.
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