Toronto post-punkers Fake Palms are dropping their debut album later this month and have just released their latest single "YTMATLDPH."
While retaining the noise rock of previous tracks "Sparkles" and "Sun Drips," there's a more concise 60s-era pop sound to "YTMATLDPH." The swirling pop melodies drip with nostalgia, with Michael le Riche's swooning falsetto layered beautifully in the mix.
This affection with the past shouldn't come as a surprise, as le Riche says the song was a conscious effort to split the difference between Brian Wilson and the Stooges, an idea that first came to him in a dream.
"I had a dream once where Brian Wilson was writing songs for The Stooges,” he says, "In the dream he was playing them on the piano and describing how they would translate on guitar to Ron Asheton. When I woke up I couldn't remember how any of the actual songs went but it struck me as something worth trying and I think maybe this is what that would sound like."
Fake Palm’s self-titled debut LP is due out on Buzz Records on August 28.