Philly’s Palm Want to Turn Rock ’n’ Roll Inside Out
As one might expect of a band whose stated goal is “playing rock music backwards,” the music of Philadelphia’s Palm often gets compared to a bad acid trip. The band’s deconstructed rock songs are off-kilter experiments, to be sure. But while the sounds Palm conjures are undoubtedly bracing, they’re never abrasive. They somehow manage to remain melodic and pleasing to the ears—and Palm has never sounded better than they do on Rock Island, their second LP.