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Deftones & Isis Supergroup Palms Shares Unreleased Tracks

23 February 2023 | 3:53 pm | Mary Varvaris

#Palms10... is a reissue of the debut Palms album on its way?

(Pic by Travis Shinn)

Palms - Chino Moreno of Deftones and ††† (Crosses) fame, and ISIS' Jeff Caxide, Bryant Clifford Meyer and Aaron Harris - have unveiled a pair of previously unreleased tracks, Opening Titles and End Credits, which you can hear below. 

Released via Ipecac Recordings, the new Palms songs sit firmly in the post-rock realm, evoking feelings of floating through a gorgeous film soundtrack. Moreno's vocals are as dynamic as ever, with a fierce growl complemented by Caxide's grooving bass, Clifford Meyer's moving guitar melodies, and Harris' epic snare tone.

As Consequence Of Sound reports, these new/old songs were likely to have risen from the band's recording sessions for the debut, self-titled and sole Palms record in 2013. 

On YouTube, #Palms10 is noted in the description - is a vinyl reissue of Palms on its way? Palms formed in 2011, following the disbandment of ISIS in 2010.

Last year, ††† (Crosses) returned with a brilliant comeback EP, Permanent.Radiant, released via Warner Records

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Since their formation in 2011, ††† (Crosses) have shared some of the most thrilling alternative rock music we've heard in the last decade. The duo of Moreno and Far multi-instrumentalist and producer Shaun Lopez utilise lush electronic production, modular synths and crooning vocals to channel deep emotion. After releasing the landmark EP † and the subsequent EP†† in 2011 and 2012, and in 2014, the group unveiled the self-titled album.

For six years, ††† (Crosses) disappeared. They returned in 2020 with a cover of Cause And Effect's synth-pop gem, The Beginning Of The End, and in 2021, they tackled Goodbye Horses by Q Lazzarus.

“It's inspiring to just doodle, turn knobs, and touch stuff and be able to add music using your fingertips, literally,” Moreno said about Lopez’s studio in a recent Kill Your Stereo interview. “Having Shaun with the engineering skills to be able to make it all sound good makes it a very instant, gratifying thing where one person will start doing something, and then you can immediately react to it. 

“Some of my favourite songs are ones that were built in that way, built super-fast; you don't even get time to put your head up and think too hard about what you're doing. It's happening in real time. Those are some of my favourite moments of working on this music.” 

Maybe these Palms tracks were also some of Chino's favourite moments working on music? Palms turns ten on 25 June.

Stream Opening Titles/End Credits here.