Helmed by Michael le Riche, Fake Palms are back with a video for their new single, “Visions.”
Today’s release comes from their forthcoming album, Lemons, out September 16th via Hand Drawn Dracula. The new single is a jangle pop anthem. On “Visions,” Fake Palms stray from the band’s quintessential math-rock sounds and more into melodic, noise-pop adjacent genres. The track serves as a pretty significant stepping stone for the band, as they hone in on a new sound entirely.
Directed by Justis Krar, the accompanying video features some captivating vintage footage, weaved together in an experimental way.
Watch the video for “Visions” below.
“This record is the most direct thing I’ve ever done,” Le Riche explains. “All the distorted guitars playing 16th-note riffs in different time signatures, washes of noise and buried vocals are basically gone. In their place, we made a record that’s lean and a punch to the gut. There are still some moments where the guitars get a little tricky but, in general, we tried to be as immediate as possible. The songs are all fairly short and there are almost no extra production tricks.”
In addition to “Visions,” Lemons features the previously released “Satellite.”
“I was inspired by records like the Dead Boys’ Young, Loud and Snotty and the Buzzcocks’ Another Music in a Different Kitchen,” Le Riche adds. “Maybe because of what was going on in the world at the time, or maybe just as a reaction to the last Fake Palms record – which was flush with production flourishes – it just felt necessary to kick the door down instead of knocking.”
Pre-order Lemons here or check out the tracklist below.
01 – “Drain”
02 – “Visions”
03 – “Satellite”
04 – “Wasted Silhouettes”
05 – “Civil Liberties”
06 – “The Curl”
07 – “Flags”
08 – “Bloom”
09 – “Soft Fear”