Notable Openers: Painted Palms

May 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

Last week I was down in Rock n’ Roll birthplace, Memphis, TN and after a quick tour through the recording studio where Elvis Presley got his start we went to see of Montreal at Minglewood (which by the way is a fantastic venue with an intimate setting and I highly suggest seeing anyone there, if possible). The opening band was a group called Painted Palms, a 5-piece from Louisiana. The creative minds behind the music are actually just two guys, cousins in fact, Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme and they have crafted some very interesting sounds on their debut EP Canopy, physically released June 21st.

The band was handpicked by Kevin Barnes, singer from of Montreal, according to the band’s label, Secretly Canadian, and it’s with good reason. The visuals and light show during their set were a trip and the singer used an immense amount of echo on his voice but it was done so skillfully that it sounded like an indie-boy choir chanting over heavy bass and synth-pop. This band is definitely worth checking out. Here’s a sampling of the upcoming EP:

“All Of Us”

“Falling Asleep”


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