Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Painted Palms - Canopy EP & Live Review
So yesterday I was lucky enough to go to the Of Montreal show here in SLC, UT. Well a surprise happened right before Of Montreal even performed - it was a band called Painted Palms. I knew I was going to this concert for a week or so so I decided to check out the opening bands material and came across Painted Palms debut EP called 'Canopy' over on their Bandcamp page. The first few listens of the 5 track EP were very impressive. I was also hearing comparisons to Animal Collective and even more people calling them the kids Of Montreal and I would even go one step further to throw out the Cut Copy resemblance as well.
Here is a little History lesson on the band from their Record Label - Secretly Canadian...
My take on the EP is that it is a great starting point for the band and really shows what they have to offer for the future. It is hard to say what song I enjoyed most from the Canopy, I really felt it was an all around solid little EP with no flaws in it. After hearing them play live and re-listening to the EP again I really liked the songs 'All Of Us' and 'Falling Asleep' and I even recorded them at the show and uploaded them here for you to listen too. If you listen to All Of Us and Canopy you can really hear a little resemblance to Animal Collective and Cut Copy. They are refreshing songs and give you a little boost. I thought Canopy started out awesome - it has a happy/uplifting sound that shines through from start to finish. The whole EP has a nice chill sound and almost makes you feel like you are on vacation looking at waterfalls and hearing the birds chirp in the background.
1. All of Us 03:04
2. Water Hymn 03:47
3. Falling Asleep 03:08
4. Great White 03:45
5. Canopy 03:52
Here is the 4th song off of the EP -- 'Great White'
Painted Palms - Great White by Szabom
The EP's title Track 'Canopy'
Here is the 3rd song from the Canopy EP 'Falling Asleep' This is from the 5/9/11 show at In The Venue, SLC, UT
Here is the song 'All of Us' recorded live at In The Venue 5/9/2011