Palms (band)

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Palms performing in 2013. From left to right: Caxide, Moreno and Meyer.
Background information
Genres Post-rock, alternative metal, post-metal
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels Ipecac
Associated acts Deftones, Isis

Palms is an American rock band that formed in 2011.[1] The group features Deftones' vocalist Chino Moreno and three members of the post-metal band Isis: bassist Jeff Caxide, drummer Aaron Harris and guitarist Bryant Clifford Meyer.[2]

After the demise of Isis in 2010, Caxide, Harris and Meyer decided they wanted to continue making music together.[1] Moreno would later join the band and said he was always a fan of Isis. He went on to say, "I've always dug the moods these dudes convey with their sound. I am excited to combine my sense of creativity with theirs, and to have fun doing so."[3] Palms is also an outlet for Caxide, Harris and Meyer to expand their sound beyond what Isis was. Caxide said, "I think a lot of people are expecting this to sound like Isis with Chino singing. That's not what this is, because that's not exciting."[2] The former Isis members have intentionally strayed away from aspects such as the dynamics of their former band, including a major increase in communication, and also the composition. Caxide said, "When we were writing these songs, I was coming up with ideas that I would never have presented to Isis. I don't want to call this 'pop music,' but it's more in that vein than anything I've ever done."[2]

The group's self-titled debut album, which was originally expected to be released in 2012,[3] was actually released on June 25, 2013 through Ipecac Recordings[4]—a label that was co-founded by Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle) and released many of Isis' albums. Harris recorded, and mixed the album. Harris recorded his drum tracks at [3] Joe Barresi's (Queens of the Stone Age, Melvins) own House of Compression studio and Moreno recorded his vocals at Harris' home studio.[2] In July 2013, Palms performed at four shows in California in support of their debut album.[5] On May 27, 2014 remix of Antarctic Handshake done by iconAclass/deadverse was released by Ipecac Recordings. On July 27, the band announced a 2014 fall tour.




  1. ^ a b "Deftones Frontman Joins Forces With Former Isis Members In Palms". Roadrunner Records. April 25, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Bennett, J (September 2012). "Studio Report: Palms". Decibel (Red Flag Media Inc.) (95). ISSN 1557-2137. 
  3. ^ a b c Coplan, Chris (April 25, 2012). "Deftones' Chino Moreno, ex-Isis members form Palms". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ Hudson, Alex (February 11, 2013). "Deftones/Isis Spinoff Palms Confirm June Release Date for Self-Titled Debut". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ Martins, Chris (May 1, 2013). "Hear Deftones' Chino Moreno and Ex-Isis Members Unite as Palms". Spin. Buzz Media. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 

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