Last year, we premiered a song from Fake Palms’ self-titled Buzz Records debut. The LP was recorded mostly live, with very little overdubbing. However, after something of a facelift that saw WISH’s Kyle Connolly joining on bass, Fake Palms headed into the studio to record their brand new EP Heavy Paranoia, taking more time to work out the instrumental tones and to create space in the mixes, resulting in a more polished version of their sound. “Collar Bone” is the first taste of Heavy Paranoia, and it’s a slinking bass-driven punk number with a DIIV-esque guitar lead. Stream it below, where you can also find a quote from frontman Mike le Riche.
I can’t fully describe how afraid I am to live in the modern world. It is a frightening time to be alive and I often think that we’re living in the opening monologue of a post-apocalyptic science fiction movie. We’re setting ourselves up for collapse environmentally and economically, and have some of the greatest minds in the world warning us over and over again, but we’re obsessed with iPhone apps, memes, and cheap gas. Donald Trump will become president and open racism and hate won’t just be allowed it will be enforced. Where’s my own private island? I want the fuck out of here.
Heavy Paranoia tracklist:
01 “Collar Bone”
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