BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Painted Palms

Painted Palms

Saint Pepsi, Step Rockets

Wed, June 18, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Painted Palms
Painted Palms
Whether living four states away or four blocks away, Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme have always used the Internet, at first out of necessity, later out of preference, to collaborate on their songwriting.

Although the cousins grew up together in Lafayette, Louisiana, Donohue eventually moved to San Francisco, while Prudhomme stayed near New Orleans.

The newfound distance between them forced the pair to start sending song ideas back and forth via e-mail, a virtual exchange that quickly spawned Painted Palms' first release, Canopy, which was discovered by of Montreal's Kevin Barnes

Tours with of Montreal, Braids and STRFKR soon followed before Prudhomme moved out west to San Francisco, where Donohue still lived.

Yet, despite being in the same place for the first time in years, the duo continued writing songs apart from one another, completing individual ideas in isolation and piecing them together through the computer.

And so, the songs that would eventually form their debut full-length Forever, came together as if the musicians were still separated by 2000 miles: Donohue sending a short, looping beat and Prudhomme replying with a vocal melody before continuing to bounce the track back and forth between them until it was complete, this time focusing on creating songs with classic pop structures.

As if crafted by tailors so skilled you can never find the seams, the songs on Forever provide no hint of their patchwork beginnings. Instead, the album is permeated with blissfully buoyant tracks like "Here It Comes" and "Forever," which glide smoothly on a foundation of instantly memorable melodies.

Elsewhere, touches of Painted Palms' most prominent influences, '60s psych pop paired with modern electronic production, are clearly evident, as on the dark and driving hooks that propel lead single "Spinning Signs."

Don't be fooled, though. Underneath the sunny sonic exterior, the lyrics on Forever exist in a different place, with much of the focus centered on how it feels to be caught between the external world and one's own thoughts.

"Thinking about myself too much I can see that / I don't know what to be," sings Prudhomme on Forever's title cut.

And in that moment a hint of irony is apparent, for as much as the members of Painted Palms want to get out of their own heads, they're awfully good at writing songs that will immediately get stuck in yours.

Cousins Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme are the creative force behind Painted Palms -- a duo in the studio that expands to a five-piece band for live shows. The two grew up together on the same block in Lafayette, Louisiana. After Donohue moved to the Bay Area in California for school, they spent several years exchanging music they had made by themselves--hypnotic sound experiments and song fragments. However, it wasn't until they both returned home for the winter break in 2009, that they began playing music together. They tried to make a song together for the first time. Two days later, they had completed "Falling Asleep," the only track on Canopy that was made while they were in the same room.

Soon thereafter, Donohue returned to the Bay Area and Prudhomme remained in Louisiana to complete his college education. Even after making "Falling Asleep", they never legitimately considered pursuing a musical collaboration because of their distance--until the possibility of collaborating over the internet came up in a phone call weeks later.

After several months of exchanging tracks and building songs, Canopy was finished. Soon after, of Montreal's Kevin Barnes heard Canopy and invited Painted Palms to act as main support for of Montreal on their 26-date North American tour.

Secretly Canadian Records
Saint Pepsi
You are the consumer. You are the brand. You are the Target. You are the image. Blessed be to you for living in the west. The security of falling asleep in your warm little bed because you were a good little consumer and bought everything you wanted. Andy Warhol would have loved you.

In honor of your material nature we are holding an event where you can "celebrate" your "individualism".

The theme is BRANDS. Which one do you hate? Love? Show it. So will we- and this is how.

DADT is pleased to announce we will be hosting the marvelous SAINT PEPSI on our stage!

Saint Pepsi is a young producer with the midas touch. Taking funk and hip hop samples to the next level he creates and performs infectious dance tracks. Such as his single "Better" which very recently was just played in a dance mix by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy out in LA. This boy is taking the music scene by storm. Being written up in blogs and music magazines alike, his popularity is on a sharp incline.
Step Rockets
Step Rockets
It didn't take long for Step Rockets to take off. Just 13 days after the release of "Kisser", the track hit #1 on Hype Machine. The song has over 300,000 Soundcloud plays and continues to gain international attention.

The Minneapolis four-piece twists psychedelic sounds and modern pop hooks into danceable indie rock. Their tracks blend the raw attitude of the Clash with the interstellar arrangements of the Flaming Lips, creating a sound that is uniquely dynamic and fun.

Step Rockets aim to live up to their name. The group of multi-instrumentalists build layers of EDM, New Wave and Reggae to launch their music into something that is both fresh and mysterious. Their sound is a cosmic recycling of music past and present, aimed to create an experience that defies description.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com