The Palms - Breakin Up

4/27/2016 Tunes For Loons 0 Comments


Citizen Cope, is that you? Nahhhh, the similarity is actually minimal, but it was the first thing I thought of when I heard "Breakin Up." Maybe because the measured percussion and soulful vocals are vaguely reminiscent of "Bullet & A Target." Remember that song? Takes me back to the days of braces and mini Ipods. Sigh. Anyways, while Citizen Cope is trapped in the 2005 time capsule, The Palms are kickin and making great tunes. We previously reviewed "Push Off," and "Breakin Up" is a great second offering. Establishes their sound but brings something new to the table as well. Ben Rothbard's voice possesses a swagger and simultaneous vulnerability that makes the music really compelling. ALSO, that instrumental at the end is amazing. Makes the song I think.

Until next time Palms! xox, T4L