What began in 2011 as bedroom demos made on a broken drum machine is now the noise-pop band known as Fake Palms, made up of Toronto-based musician Michael le Riche, who recruited members of Slim Twig, Tropics, and Hooded Fang to join him. We premiered their post-punk-infused “Sun Drips” this past spring, and now they share “Sparkles” off their upcoming self-titled debut. The track begins on some brief howling feedback and then takes you on a murky trip, as you dive into layers of dreamy psychedelic reverb. Frontman le Riche told Billboard that “Sparkles” took two hours to be completed and he wanted to experiment with counterbalanced pop melodies. The instrumentals play perfectly with le Riche’s pop-driven vocals, and melt into a shoegaze interlude toward the end. Listen.
Fake Palms self-titled debut is out 8/28 via Buzz Records.