Before Fake Palms signed to Buzz Records, it was the bedroom project of Toronto-based musician Michael le Riche. Just this year le Riche enlisted members of Toronto heavyweights Slim Twig, Tropics and Hooded Fang, and Fake Palms arrived at its current sound — driving guitars, murky bass, and relentless, metallic drums. Their first single “Sun Drips” shows off the band’s expert infusion of post-punk textures with pop sensibilities, reaching its climax as the sandstorm of distortion envelops le Riche’s delicate vocal. Hear the track and check out Fake Palms’ upcoming tour dates below.
05/01 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace w/ METZ & ProtoMartyr
05/02 Montreal, QC @ Quai des Brumes w/ Les Marinellis
05/21 Toronto, ON @ Double Double Land w/ Holy Wave