After releasing three split 12″s, Palmist Records is ready to release three more in the U.S.! The first three releases specialize in showcasing bands of the DIY ethos and this round is no exception. The splits will be released in the states on January 24th, 2012. The label focuses on small-batch runs, limited to 500 per title.
Two of the six bands featured on Palmist limited run 12″ splits in the past are now on FatCat’s full time roster; Odonis Odonis and U.S. Girls. Odonis Odonis have a full-length record out on FatCat on November 15th entitled Hollandaze.
Other artists featured on previous Palmist split releases include: Slim Twig, Bitches, Yuppies,and Lotus Plaza.
Listen to a few tracks from the upcoming series on the Palmist homepage HERE.
Beaters, formed by singer-guitarist Jeremy Riojas and drummer Andrew Montoya, hail from San Diego, California, and their homeland’s sunny surf-drenched optimism figures not a bit into their “pre-apocalyptic” chemically-influenced dark synth squall. On the flip, Nottingham UK’s Prize Pets, comprised of George Haberis, Daniel Chillingworth, James Smith, and Joe Coope, make guitar-driven agit pop that’s earned them comparisons to Flipper, the B-52s, the Cramps, and Joy Division.
BURNING YELLOWS/THE WHINES
Burning Yellows and The Whines have both emerged from the always-fertile Portland, Oregon noise-rock scene. But while the Yellows, formed by Husband and Wife duo Zach and Kyja King, bring a deconstructed, organ-centric sound to their variously disturbing lyrical excursions, The Whines are a guitar-driven power trio laying down thick swaths of tuneful psych-scuzz.
Long Beach, California’s Growlers bring their brand of infectious, low-fi goth/surf stomp to this split with Leicester UK’s Thee Ludds, featuring Daniel Kelly, Robin Wright, Jack Squires, and Emily Warren, and their frenzied “astral punk” that has spent a good amount of time in the garage.