Painted Palms announce North American tour

Painted Palms photo B&W on steps
Photo by Andy DeSantis

San Francisco psych-pop duo Painted Palms have announced an extensive North American summer tour kicking off with a special First Fridays event in LA at the Natural History Museum on June 6 with Unknown Mortal Orchestra and De Lux. Saint Pepsi joins the tour from DC to Chicago and other shows are with Crystal Stilts and Ishi. Check out the full list of dates below.

Tour dates:
6/6 LA, CA @ Natural History Museum ^
6/7 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
6/8 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
6/10 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
6/11 Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
6/12 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada $
6/13 Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar
6/14 St Louis, MO @ 2720 Cherokee
6/16 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
6/17 Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage *
6/18 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *
6/19 Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands *
6/21 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *%
6/23 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison *
6/24 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *
6/25 Indianapolis, IN @ Do317 Lounge *
6/26 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe *
6/27 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
6/28 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
7/1 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
7/2 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
7/3 Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar

% = w/ Crystal Stilts
* = w/ Saint Pepsi
$ = w/ Ishi
^ = w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra, De Lux

Listen to Spinning Signs lifted from their most recent album ‘Forever’ via Soundcloud below.

…or watch the video for the album’s title track Forever via YouTube below.

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More about Painted Palms? 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 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. 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.

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