See https://www.thehukilau.com/listen for more details! (The) Palms. OFFICIAL GOOCH PALMS WEBSITE. We all fuck up. We offer a vibrant line-up with a different band playing every night of the week. But that is a very strong coincidence. The Palms, Worragee, New South Wales, Australia. ZAMBETTI: We’re not the moral high ground! It’s almost like when you’re driving a car and have road rage. Palms is a newly formed Los Angeles based quartet featuring Deftones’ vocalist Chino Moreno with three former members of ISIS (Aaron Harris, Clifford Meyer and Jeff Caxide). Some of the songs are on Spotify now. MCDERMOTT: Johnny, you were also recently featured on Shwayze’s new song. It’s just such a part of our lives and we want to try to reflect that. When the “Push Off” video came out, we were incredibly happy with it. ROTHBARD: We’re always very conscious of the digital age. So that was the general inspiration behind the song, but it also can delve into relationship issues. People ask us and we’ll just throw something out. We grew up together, too—little skate rats, getting into trouble. Who in their early 20s wouldn't love that?" MCDERMOTT: How do you feel like you’ve changed personally and/or musically since starting The Palms? It’s funny inventing genres and compartmentalizing things. Can you tell me more about that? MCDERMOTT: What are some of those life experiences in “Future Love?”. ROTHBARD: We’ve always just fucked around with genres. ZAMBETTI: —I hit up Isaac, her godson, and Ben grew up with her son. It’s more like, “Be realistic.” But also, a key line is “as long as you learn from it,” so there’s a sense of growth. There is a story about this woman who sent a Tweet before she went to Africa. We had been tied up legally and contractually to a label that was defunct. “It’s time to experience an evening beneath The Swingin' Palms!”. ZAMBETTI: And what’s more quintessentially L.A. than palm trees? MCDERMOTT: Lyrically, “Future Love” is a response to internet shaming, but what was the initial catalyst for that idea? So when we’re both really down with something, we can’t fight it. John McCutcheon Virtual West Coast Show – Saturday, January 16, 4PM tempest to perform at the palms playhouse! ZAMBETTI: [laughs] I’ve actually never even thought about that! The Swingin’ Palms are thrilled to be playing at the Hukilua! I had a revelation and called Johnny and was like, “Dude, this doesn’t have to be for Terraplane Sun. Singles don’t push albums; singles push singles. It’s a different day and age. Here, we’re pleased to premiere the video for “Future Love (We All Make Mistakes),” the band’s second visual release. It’s the iPod Shuffle generation. Copyright © 2020 Interview Magazine. MCDERMOTT: A lot of the time I feel like genres shouldn’t even be a thing anymore. Soft Palms Soft Palms is the brainchild of Julia Kugel (The Coathangers, White Woods) and husband/musician Scott Montoya The album is a feast of rich sounds and simple, comforting melodies threading together scrappy dream pop and ethereal torch songs into a sultry, spacey, and sublime journey towards brighter horizons. The fluidity of the visuals goes along with the ride of the song. I just saw him a couple weeks ago at a restaurant. Music Our debut LP is now on Soundcloud Palms debut album is out now on CD and Vinyl via Ipecac Recordings. ROTHBARD: For me, I’ve been in a relationship for a bit and it’s a lot about forgiveness. This woman, Idell James, has had one of the biggest background casting agencies for a long time—. Read More → Mar 14, 2019 December 20, 2020. They feel much freer about laying into someone online versus saying the same thing when sitting face-to-face. The sentiment is admirable, but the sonic execution needs further refinement to reflect the evolved optimism they seek to highlight. It was misconstrued as being evil and by the time she landed her life was ruined. We’re just putting it on Soundcloud, trying to get attention and spread it across platforms. Bellstarr, photo by Joe Barrett "The LP's", New Year's Eve 2018. Graham Tichy - Steel Guitar Donald Young - Guitar & Ukulele Ian Carlton - … It probably looks really random, but he’s one of my best friends. ROTHBARD: Maybe not so much best friends, but we’re definitely starting to get hit up by DJs for vocals. ZAMBETTI: The way we look at it, we’re releasing singles as they come. We all get over it. ROTHABARD: We had a ton of mutual friends, we both grew up in L.A., but had never met. It’s not forcing our ideals on them, but we will put them in there for ourselves. We are taking reservations at Palms Place. FOR MORE ON THE PALMS, VISIT THE DUO’S FACEBOOK. ZAMBETTI: In order to record a five-piece rock band, you have to get in a big studio, you need engineers, mixers, a producer. Ben Vaughn performs at his annual “Another Wonder Valley Music Festival”, Oct 2018. They've released two s. Sydney. I definitely feel like that’s changed parts of me, knowing “this version that we’re listening to right now is the one that’s going to be shared.” It’s taken another level of fine-tuning, listening, and responsibility. ROTHBARD: Also, Terraplane was more or less our first time around with something as “our band” and we went through the whole process. The Swingin' Palms. Home Listen MERCH Watch Tour Connect CHECK OUT LEROY'S NEW SOLO PROJECT AND BUY TICKETS FOR HIS UPCOMING TOUR HERE! Both Ben and Johnny assured that Terraplane Sun is simply “on hold for a second”. For me, ideally, it’s like we could take bits of Kanye and the Beatles. Palm booking north america: tom.windish@paradigmagency.com booking europe: mattpcopley@primarytalent.com Rock Island Remixes, released 08 August 2019 1. Spread out over three floors of bars, this is where people come to enjoy the very best of Samui’s nightlife. My uncle was a drummer for Jackson Browne and a bunch of other people. Arts and entertainment. ZAMBETTI: She Tweeted just before she got on a plane and said something that wasn’t meant to be offensive and just to her small following. "After a little time Jeff, Cliff, and I decided that it was insane that we all still lived here in Los Angeles and I’m friends with her sister, so it’s not that far removed. She landed in Africa and the Tweet had been completely misread and went viral. MCDERMOTT: I know it’s a hated question, but I want to ask about your band name. Where do you look for inspiration with this new sound? ZAMBETTI: But he’s busy now. No matter what night you pick, it’s like the best time out – not surprising as we’re one of the most popular places around when it comes to Samui nightlife. And that’s another thing with internet: these perceived notions of what you think love is or what you think a relationship should be, it’s all getting blown out of proportion. Palm, Inc., defunct American electronics manufacturer Palm Breweries, a Belgian company; Palm Pictures, an American … He’s up for Producer of the Year at the Grammys, which is amazing. 28 likes. ZAMBETTI: My dad was in a rock band in the ’70s, [the guitarist for Walter Egan]. Prior to the premiere, we spoke with Zambetti and Rothbard to learn more about their story, which includes everything from meeting on the set of an Allstate commercial to growing up in L.A. surrounded by musical families. So it was like, “Let’s do something to try to expand on that.” There’s something really cool with movement that happened in the “Push Off” video, where the camera’s kind of following us in this circular, kind of chaotic way…. MCDERMOTT: Have you both played music since you were kids? Ben and I were the main songwriters in Terraplane, so we had a relationship writing songs for years. The most immersive and hyper-focused album from Obsequiae to date, ‘The Palms Of Sorrowed Kings’ features a heightened sense of rhythmic definition, greater care in the depth of layers and a shimmering clarity that elevates the uniquely realized character of a band unlike any other. We’ve played in bands and high school talent shows. It’s not just, “We all fuck up, so keep screwing up and I’ll forgive you.” You’ve got to understand that you’re messing up, then let’s grow together and figure it out. There’s certain meanings in it that are different for Johnny than they are for me. ROTHBARD: Yeah, but we have different experiences. Despite the band’s increasing popularity with sites including Pigeons & Planes, Indie Shuffle, Earmilk, and others, and a number one single on Hype Machine, Johnny Zambetti and Ben Rothbard have yet to do an interview and little is known about their background. They’re not native here, but whatever. How did that come about? Soft Palms, released 31 July 2020 1. They’re just hitting shuffle and go. There’s a ton of interest from the industry right now, but we’re taking our time. But then we got in the studio and started thinking, “If we’re the ones playing everything on the records, we don’t need a drummer and we can just start programming drums.” That opened a whole other door to sounds, ideas, and concepts that were not available to a five-piece rock ‘n’ roll band. Color Code (Ada Babar Remix) 2. They are descendants of the Chemehuevi people, a peaceful and nomadic Tribe whose territory once covered parts of California, Utah, Arizona, and Southern Nevada. ZAMBETTI: They shouldn’t. ROTHBARD: Originally it was just Palms, but Chino [Moreno] from Deaftones had a band called Palms, so we figured we’d go with The Palms. “Push Off” is a proper one-take; we got the best and ran with it. It’s an interesting concept: these mechanisms are in place where people don’t feel the same personal connection to their criticism. Our generation’s grown up with so much music…. Come and join us at The Palms Bar & Grill for our great live music. MCDMEROTT: Are there any other secret best friends we might see collaborations with? The Palms of Destin is the PREMIER resort & conference center on the Emerald Coast, located in Destin, FL, with over 400 spacious 2 or 3 bedroom condos & dazzling views of the sparkling Gulf of Mexico. MCDERMOTT: I’ve read that you call yourselves “hip-pop” and “dream pop,” but do you really think that’s accurate? We have a common thread, but we’re very different. Before that, it was like we were dragging this thing that was getting bigger and bigger, with so many people holding us back. Palms are an indie rock band from Sydney Australia featuring Al on the vocal cords and strumming, Tom on the drum kit, Brendan McSmiley on the bass guitar and Dion on shredding. Soak up the sun lounging at our 11,000 sqft lagoon pool or enjoy the heated pool, The fact that we both agreed on it… We both have strong ideals. So my house is like a jam session. ZAMBETTI: [laughs] It hasn’t happened directly, but you know, Gigi Hadid had written that whole post about how there’s so many body shaming things going on towards her. We don’t try to fight the song. We’re different humans, have our own interests and lives, but we have our roots in L.A., which puts us in a very unique situation. EMILY MCDERMOTT: To start, can you tell me a bit about the inspiration behind the video for “Future Love (We All Make Mistakes)?”, BEN ROTHBARD: It was a lot of Filip Milenkovic, the director. Welcome to The Palms Bar & Grill. Zambetti and Rothbard’s names might sound familiar, though, as the two were formerly known as the co-founders of rock ‘n’ roll five-piece Terraplane Sun, and Zambetti was also recently featured on Shwayze’s song “Stardust.” With The Palms, however, Zambetti and Rothbard have shifted toward creating music that is as catchy as pop, yet melded with poignant elements of blues, hip-hop, rock, and reggae. The West Coast’s original Celtic Rock band Tempest to play their annual winter concert at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. Photo by Billy Folsom. We’re not even selling the music, really. ROTHBARD: But we can put it out there—we’d love to collaborate! It’s forced us to step our game up, in terms of production. To afford to be a musician these days, you take odd jobs to pay the bills. The Swingin’ Palms Livestream at Cafe Lena November 20th. It serves as a continuation of the simple aesthetic seen in the black-and-white one-take video for “Push Off,” but constrastingly, is fueled by color and, at times, is even psychedelic. Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates. That’s why it’s become a running kind of joke…Everything’s rooted in blues, if you want to go that far back. We have a common thread, but we’re very different. All Rights Reserved. It’s scary, too, because it was like starting over completely. It almost doesn’t make sense, but I think it can. Just because there’s a glass window, I can say things I would never say in my life to the person who cut me off. ROTHBARD: Originally it was just Palms, but Chino [Moreno] from Deaftones had a band called Palms, so we figured we’d go with The Palms. We continued doing what we did and we wrote songs with the intention, at the time, of them being for Terraplane. “It’s time to experience an evening beneath The Swingin' Palms!” 4-song self-titled EP available June 14 on 7” vinyl - with special early availability at The Hukilau! We were both pretty naïve and ended up making a bad decision, but I know fate and luck all plays a part. I remember being in your apartment, Ben, and we were thinking, “We’re both born and raised in L.A. and at this point, that’s kind of an anomaly.” Two people in a band in Los Angeles who are actually from this town—you don’t see that, ever. We just cut the ropes. It’s like the Nina Simone quote: “It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times.” So that was affecting us, that was our inspiration to write it, but at the same time, you can take it as you will. ABOVE: THE PALMS. But it was still very much a band, so even though we’d come in with the skeleton of a song, it would develop with five dudes writing their parts. Led by Graham Tichy on Hawaiian steel guitar and Don Young on ukulele, Guitorgan, and standard guitar, the Swingin' Palms present a mix of original music, Hapa Haole rarities, and forgotten gems reconceived in a style that's both authentic and fresh. 1190 Followers. PHOTO COURTESY OF ADAM BICE. Within the last five weeks, “Push Off” has gained 100,000 of its 126,000 total Soundcloud plays and “Future Love (We All Make Mistakes)” more than 80,000—and all of this was done without a label, publicist, or budget of any kind. We’re both huge fans of hip-hop, R&B, all kinds of shit, so it’s an opportunity to try and meld everything we love about music. They still owned the rights to the masters of songs and the brand itself, so we were pretty much handcuffed. Palms' house band, "The Sibleys" photo by Billy Folsom. ROTHBARD: A lot of times we’ll be conscious of an overall meaning, but we want people to be able to interpret it. She lost her job. We sit down to write and just go with where the song’s going. Much like a photo-hunt puzzle where two nearly identical objects are placed next to one another and the viewer has to spot the differences, Palms' self-titled debut finds the art-metal group providing listeners with an aural variation of the game. People don’t know what the hell they’re listening to. The Palms was a cool place to work, worked with so many good bands, saw so many great shows, got paid for it, and could drink for free on the job. My mom’s a piano player. The song takes us to a place. Album Sway. You’re always waiting for someone and there are so many moving parts. It’s kept me afloat. Any outstanding chips, slot tickets, keno tickets, front money deposits, or safekeeping can be redeemed at the Palace Station cages. ZAMBETTI: It’s about accepting flaws and not putting your own projection of what you think a person should be on that person. Mac DeMarco and Julian Casablancas on TikTok, Mozart, and Chick-fil-A, The Quiet Sex Appeal of Andy Warhol’s Nudie Drawings, Gabriel Ocasio-Cortez Is Building the Inclusive World He Wants to Live In, Kaley Cuoco and David Spade on Flight Attendants, Bad Reviews, and Fake Feuds. We could’ve gone and started another band with everyone, but we were completely burnt out on the process of that unit. We’re not saying it’s a bad thing or a good thing. My mom’s a classically trained pianist and music lover, so it was a requirement that I always play an instrument. The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized Native American tribe located in Southern California. Mike Stinson and his band, 8/18. The information floating around the internet about Los Angeles-based duo The Palms is remarkably scarce. The fact that we both agreed on it… We both have strong ideals. MCDMERMOTT: So I read that you first met in 2009 when filming some sort of commercial. And Johnny…. So Ben went on a bike ride to get booze, and I was in the studio. Everyone was trying to text her while she was flying to tell her to delete it, but she couldn’t…. Follow us here on Tumblr, or Facebook and Twitter for updates. This all-ages event promises to be a great celebration of high energy Celtic Music; featuring the addition of Tempest’s new fiddle player, San Francisco native Lee Corbie-Wells! 13 Tracks. MCDERMOTT: You can hear similarities between Terraplane and The Palms in your vocals and some melodies, but in terms of the general music, it’s quite different. I learned so much—more about what not to do. That’s the problem. We all learn. When we started The Palms, the freedom was incredible. ZAMBETTI: 100 percent. Dog Milk (foodman Remix) ZAMBETTI: [laughs] We met on set of an Allstate insurance commercial. The Palms, a self-proclaimed hip/pop duo, started out because of strife that both Ben Rothbard and Johnny Zambetti faced with their record label in regards to their other band Terraplane Sun.. Her life had changed by the time she landed. ROTHBARD: Yeah, like a nice little ode to our old crew…. The Palms, a longtime institution in the Yolo County arts scene announced on Tuesday it was closing its doors indefinitely and refunding tickets. No one is perfect. We could start a new project.” I felt like the whole world was off my shoulders. ZAMBETTI: Blake, if you’re seeing this, what’s up buddy! Blake Mills would be an amazing collaboration…. With this, we were going along with that same train of thought. They write the thing, then they’re off to doing whatever they’re doing that day. This all-ages event promises to be a great celebration of high energy Celtic Music; featuring the addition of Tempest’s new fiddle player, San Francisco native Lee Corbie-Wells! 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