It's the summer of their years, and Kamikaze Palm Tree are out on the beach, fully lotioned, essence to essence. With their impending (next classic) album MINT CHIP locked down for a August 12th release, we're just counting the days until we can share all of it, while dropping tracks here and there, for the thrill of it all. Like this one: "Predicament"! With rough-hewn, multicolored animation, John Andrews' video accentuates KPTs signature thickets of psychoactive jangle-thump and flashing harmonics of vocal chorale. The vid's smeary images pulse and repeat, an imagined slideshow for the song's sonic adventures - but for Dylan and Cole, the song itself is the original slideshow; a catch-all of inspirations, ranging from faintly to innately ridiculous (“none of the songs are about anything”), flickering the image of a context-free pro-teen shake that melts down on us like the most intimate of stuff of dreams.
Scoring the frustration couplet “It’s us again / In a predicament” with an enervating clockwork of slide guitars, sloshing bass melodies, and percussive percolation, Kamikaze Palm Tree do here what they do best: start breaking down everything in sight to put their fingers on, into and thru the heartbeat of things. This is what the kids are letting themselves go to do now: ambiguity and nostalgia, hand in hand — for you, cognitive, dissonanced and yeah, humming along too.
It’s a KPT wiggly world and we’re just (happily) living in it! Watch the mind manifesting video for “Predicament” now and get your cash/credit scam/money order ready to preorder MINT CHIP (and preempt life as you've known it)….now.
KPT ON TOUR
9/1/2022 in Los Angeles, CA at Zebulon*
9/2/2022 in San Francisco, CA at Bottom Of The Hill*
9/3/2022 in Santa Cruz, CA at The Catalyst Atrium*
9/5/2022 in Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios*
9/6/2022 in Seattle, WA at Barboza*
* w/ Self Improvement