12 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Painted Palms make music that's irrepressibly summery and smile-inducing. It might take a back shelf to Leonard Cohen or Bon Iver in the winter, but it shouldn’t; on a dreary, gray Monday morning, it may be just the thing to get you and your beater car on the road, or exactly the soundtrack you need on the subway where everyone's sweating in their wool coats and sneezing in your general direction. Cranking the effervescent “Too High” or the kaleidoscopic “Here It Comes”—tunes shimmering with jingling bells and plenty of twinkly synths—in one’s earbuds is guaranteed to ward off evil winter spirits. Painted Palms are based in San Francisco, the brainchild of two cousins who first started making music “together” long distance a few years before Forever. In addition to an affection for artists like Panda Bear and Atlas Sound, the guys have a few Beatles songs in their playlists; “Spinning Signs” points to more than a little Lennon-McCartney magic in their diet. Forever is undeniably a lovely creation. Seeing what this duo can make of all these sturdy influences could be even more rewarding.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Painted Palms make music that's irrepressibly summery and smile-inducing. It might take a back shelf to Leonard Cohen or Bon Iver in the winter, but it shouldn’t; on a dreary, gray Monday morning, it may be just the thing to get you and your beater car on the road, or exactly the soundtrack you need on the subway where everyone's sweating in their wool coats and sneezing in your general direction. Cranking the effervescent “Too High” or the kaleidoscopic “Here It Comes”—tunes shimmering with jingling bells and plenty of twinkly synths—in one’s earbuds is guaranteed to ward off evil winter spirits. Painted Palms are based in San Francisco, the brainchild of two cousins who first started making music “together” long distance a few years before Forever. In addition to an affection for artists like Panda Bear and Atlas Sound, the guys have a few Beatles songs in their playlists; “Spinning Signs” points to more than a little Lennon-McCartney magic in their diet. Forever is undeniably a lovely creation. Seeing what this duo can make of all these sturdy influences could be even more rewarding.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings
26 Ratings
ScuZzleXbuTT540 ,

I WAITED SOOO LONG !!

Great Album cant wait to blast every song in my ears! inspirational music to do my art work :) thank you !

El toro fuerte90 ,

Great listen

My friend showed me one song and it blew me away. I just relaxed while driving. We both stayed quiet and the song played. It took me forever to find them since she heard them on pandora and forgot the name of the band. 45 min later I found the carousel song I heard. Song is really well made and super relaxing while driving. Must buy!!

RaycerX ,

Incredible From Beginning to End

Amazing melodies, incredible vocals and a beautifully textured sound make this the best album of the year, hands down. It’s been a long time since I listened to an album that was great from beginning to end.

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