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"Swept Away / Holiday"
New La Palma Single out Dec. 6
La Palma, the musical duo of Chris Walker (Washington DC) & Tim Gibbon (Philadelphia), released a new single on December 6th, 2019m titled "Swept Away / Holiday."
Living in different cities, the recording was made by passing the song back and forth, layering instruments, voices, and found sounds to create a complex, self-contained aesthetic ecosystem. The song is structured in two parts: It begins with a lushly produced story of a dip in the ocean-turned deep sea psychic tumult; the track then abruptly flips on its head to a more stripped-down acoustic feel, itching for an elusive holiday escape from the day-to-day grind. Accompanying video collage will also be released on Dec. 6th. All sounds and visuals were created from start to finish by La Palma.
Track was released to all major streaming platforms, including Spotify, YouTube, Ap
La Palma's debut album out now
The self-titled debut album by Philadelphia/Washington DC musical duo La Palma was released on all major streaming platforms on April 1st, 2019. Kaleidoscope-like layers of melody, rhythm, and found sounds, steeped in beachy psych-pop and indie-folk give the record an immersive sound.
La Palma's release is the result of a year’s worth of collaboration by band members Chris Walker and Tim Gibbon - both multi-instrumentalists and vocalists - who composed, performed, recorded, and produced the album. With bandmates split between Philly and DC, the recording was created correspondence-style, passing recordings back and forth to build many-layered compositions.
"A shimmering, self-titled album that encapsulates the varying moods of summer." -Melted Magazine
Divide and Conquer | 9/19/19
"Deeply nuanced psych meets the brilliant rays of surf rock."
Complex Distractions | 4/3/19
"Chris Walker and Tim Gibbon take years of songwriting experience between themselves and an eclectic grab bag of sonic delights to create an album rich in melody and experimentation. La Palma will delight both the passing listener and the deep diver."
The Deli | 4/5/19
"A bubbling, bouncy, psych-pop/surf vibe hangs in the humid air. The balance of low-key, laid-back melodies and adventurous instrumental combinations create a compelling/calming dynamic. Unassuming, infectious rhythms and harmonic vocal textures hypnotically draw you in."
Melted Magazine | 5/15/19
"A shimmering, self-titled album that encapsulates the varying moods of summer."
Xune Mag | 4/1/19
"As the album progresses, you’ll fall further into La Palma’s psychedelic sound, but don’t worry, this is a good trip!"
Obscure Sound | 4/2/19
"Timeless in feel — blending together ’60s psych-pop sentiments with a modern psych-friendly indie-pop sound."
Indie Rock Cafe | 4/1/19
"What we like to hear as far as bands being experimental and taking chances."
The Deli | 8/6/18
"'Brown Boots' crosses classical guitar, a whistle in the distance, and a walking bass, creating a cinematic western setting."
Positive Publicity | 4/1/19
"If you’re seeking music for your upcoming summer road trips, this is the album for you."
Rock In:Flux | 4/1/19
"For our readers who tend to lean to the folkier side of indie music, this is for you."
Indie Shuffle | 5/4/19
"Influences of surf rock and psych-rock that weave together in a complementary fashion. If you're looking for a compilation of songs to lay in the sun to... check out La Palma."