In our Current Mood series, we ask some of our favourite artists to curate a playlist according to a specific theme or mood of their choice. For Current Mood #009, experimental Philly four-piece Palm share an eclectic mix of what they've been listening to lately. Listen to past Current Mood playlists here.
Palm make music that doesn't sound like much else — the Philadelphia four-piece are hard to pin down and always encourage dissection and dedicated listening. In 2017, they told The FADER they were a band "without rules" and as time's gone on, that's become more and more true — 2018's Rock Island was a confounding-but-compelling melange of funk, pop, math-rock and strange electronics that's still hard to really categorise even a year on from its release.
'Hard to categorise' applies to the band's CURRENT MOOD playlist too — the Palm's Listening mix that they've made for us twists and turns, never letting the listener get too settled. Palm's Listening begins with Eddie Ruscha’s quirky, ambient-leaning “Woo Are You” before veering into dub, EDM, footwork, RnB, and indie rock; it's a playlist that's as good for discovering old-school curios as it is for passive listening. "This is what it would sound like if you heard what we hear," Palm tell The FADER via email. "Some music for different occasions and events. A soundtrack to our spring." Listen to Palm's Listening above.