Painted Palms

WOOD SHOPPE - One Year Anniversary

Painted Palms

Yalls, Doom Bird, Ears of the Beholder (DJ), Wilson Zheng (DJ set)

Tue, February 5, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA

This is a Free Show!

This event is 18 and over

$3 Trumer Pils and $5 Sailor Jerry's all night. RSVP on Do415 for preferred entry once capacity is reached - Do415.com/WoodShoppe

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Painted Palms
Painted Palms
Canopy is the debut EP from duo Painted Palms. With its echoes of Brill Building pop, buoyant electronics, and encompassing textural experimentation, the EP exudes something ebullient as well as meditative. Canopy is a modern psych-pop collage with an affinity for fluidity and the exotic.

Cousins Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme are the creative force behind Painted Palms – a duo in the studio that expands to a five-piece band for live shows. The two grew up together on the same block in Lafayette, Louisiana. After Donohue moved to the Bay Area in California for school, they spent several years exchanging music they had made by themselves – hypnotic sound experiments and song fragments. However, it wasn’t until they both returned home for the winter break in 2009, that they began playing music together. They tried to make a song together for the first time. Two days later, they had completed “Falling Asleep,” the only track on Canopy that was made while they were in the same room.

Soon thereafter, Donohue returned to the Bay Area and Prudhomme remained in Louisiana to complete his college education. Even after making “Falling Asleep”, they never legitimately considered pursuing a musical collaboration because of their distance—until the possibility of collaborating over the internet came up in a phone call weeks later.

After several months of exchanging tracks and building songs, Canopy was finished. Soon after, of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes heard Canopy and invited Painted Palms to act as main support for of Montreal on their 26-date North American tour.

Each song on Canopy reflects the self-discovery that was a constant for both musicians during its making. They came to find that their lifelong relationship had produced within them a strikingly lucid, meaningful way in which to communicate in their newfound creative space. Then, they set out to make this visceral language an intrinsic quality of their music.

According to Donohue, “We placed full artistic and emotional trust in one another and discovered an intense bond that existed between the two of us-one that may have not existed otherwise. Pulling myself apart and focusing on personal honesty influenced a large part of the music, which was made in such a strange and amazing period of self-exploration for both of us. Destroying the contrived and constructed elements of my personality and thought processes-that’s what Painted Palms is to me.”

Painted Palms are ready to move forward while pushing boundaries of many sorts, both as individual musicians and as a collaborative pair. To quote Prudhomme, “We try to reveal the nature of ourselves with the music. That’s a main objective. Each song is our way of confronting obstacles in our personalities or our friendship.”
Yalls
Yalls
Over the past three years, Dan Casey has covered a tremendous amount of sonic ground as Yalls. Born and reared on the East Coast, Casey made his way to the Bay Area in 2010, producing tracks from his home in Berkeley as a way to expand upon the indie rock projects he had pursued in the years before. But what started as an experiment with electronic songwriting has grown to become a name which stands for a diverse and prolific output, with Yalls issuing everything from sun-kissed synth-pop to quirky hip-hop instrumentals; glitched excursions of post-aughts soul to tropical-tinged, vocal-led boom-bap. Appearing on a variety of taste-making micro-labels and regularly flushing his various web outlets with immersive one-offs and inventive remixes, Casey has built a reputation as a producer who may be hard to pin down in exact terms, but is always reliable for delivering delicious hooks and poignant melodies—a fact that has certainly translated to his live performances, having graced stages alongside Grimes, Neon Indian, Shlohmo, Teen Daze and others. In three short years, Yalls has proven to be one of California’s most dependable and constantly evolving talents in the realm of electronic pop, and one that is nowhere near done growing.
Doom Bird
Doom Bird
If DOOMBIRD is the last word you hear before you go under . . . under the spell of electronica-induced hyper-stimulation that will scatter your heartbeats across a spectrum of clicks and pops and palpitations scheduled for some time a decade from now . . . then consider yourself guided by the luck of a moment that informs spirit and mind. This is music that will take over your biorhythms and direct your attention hither and yon. Some wave of exuberance will overcome you and force you to float over the 18th, 19th, 20th centuries to come to rest somewhere you have only begun to meekly investigate. A feeling you never knew you had will hijack you there.

In CYGNUS, DOOMBIRD plies their syncs and runs in service to the lives of a myriad of classical composers: their exile, their political engagement in foreign lands, their misbegotten passions that drive them to the brink and drive them to complete themselves, their curious habits of mind that structure their creative impulses. In these songs I have heard Beethoven on his spazierung composing his only song cycle. I have heard the juxtaposition of Mozart's up-tempo confession to Costanza and his God with the love call of Pac-Man for his beloved. I have heard Messiaen calculating the best angle by which to triangulate posterity. I have heard Cage's emptiness cut by surging machine language. When you listen, you will understand what is only beginning to percolate among your cells and their unseen mechanisms. Your intuition will urge you to believe that Doom Bird is that rare band, a band that dares to look to the past in order to cast the future.
-- Tim Kahl
Ears of the Beholder (DJ)
Ears of the Beholder (DJ)
Ears of the Beholder is a blog started in 2008 as a place to feature music from emerging artists and have since moved on to produce concerts/parties and co-found a record label.
Wilson Zheng (DJ set)
Wilson Zheng (DJ set)
Wilson Zheng is a part of the Wood Shoppe SF team.
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/