2017Palm w/ Palberta, Aunt Sis
JulyDoors 8pm, Show 9pm - $10adv / $12
Palm formed around 2011, shortly after its members met in college in Upstate New York. The years they spent writing and playing when not in school culminated into the release of Trading Basics in 2015, around which time they relocated to Philadelphia. Since then they've been playing shows throughout the country while they continue to hammer out their sound to be as refined as it is outlandish. More to come.
If you listen to to Aunt Sis’ 2016 album These People on Sorry Records, you’ll hear entrancing, revolving riffs built on kind of that circular neo-American Primitive finger-picking style, which is the core that drives many of their songs. It’s not something they hit you over the head with as it’s sublimated within the context of an indie pop quartet, but it’s there and it’s what differentiates Aunt Sis from others, giving them a swell flow. Neither do they attempt to dose you with capital P psychedelia, but there’s a definite undefined element of transcendence floating about Aunt Sis songs.
Aunt Sis can also change it up and strip it down to bare bones plaints which can take you in and out of your late night mind.
Regardless, chances are, if you see Aunt Sis in concert, you’ll end up dancing mostly, and maybe welling up inside occasionally, even if you weren’t planning on it.