After half a decade Wild Palms announce their brand new album, which will be available on the 13th May. The record is titled ‘Live Together, Eat Each Other’, and is a lusciously layered offering of hazy experimentalism and off-kilter alt pop. Alongside the announcement of the bands 2nd album, they also present their amazing 360 degree video for their track ‘100 Cymbals’ which was premiered by The Line Of Best Fit along with the announcement.
Speaking about the record, Lou says :
“Because we redid the songs so many times, and sat with them so long and went through so many transformations in terms of layering, it was kind of like the songs had eaten themselves and been regurgitated as something else. It seemed like the whole thing was this weird process of consumption and reconstitution. The time it took seemed to allow for a kind of gestation, or fermentation, period. It gave time for influences to bond and stick to each other. Things were made, smashed up into fragments and reformed repeatedly until we couldn’t really remember what it’d been before and it was just what it was. Darrell’s, (the band’s guitarist and Saatchi-approved artist) artwork followed the same trail as well, collage, re-working, painting, and blotting.”
Half a decade in the works, ‘Live Together, Eat Each Other’ packs a lifetime’s worth of experience into 13 tracks, alongside a painstaking approach to recording that beams out of its shimmering glitches and collaged soundscapes. Recorded by the band in the same self-built Manor House studio where they made their 2011 debut ‘Until Spring’, the new album follows in the auspicious lineage of Beach House, Cocteau Twins and TV On The Radio. The album was produced by the band’s bassist Gareth Jones and Liam Howe (Lana Del Rey, FKA Twigs) who was drafted in to co-produce and fine-tune the record.
The band will be performing live at the Electrowerkz in London on the 8th March, get down early to catch support from ELY, Thinkpiece and DJ Set’s from Mokadem & Dan Trapper. Get your tickets here.
See the video for ‘100 Cymbals’ below:
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