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Painted Palms Slow Time With Joyous Psych-Pop on ‘Upper Floors’

San Fran duo drop surprise free 'Nothing Lasts Long' EP

picture-18276-1372868632By: Chris Martins // June 12, 2013

San Francisco’s Painted Palms made a brief return earlier this year with their Ariel Pink-indebted Polyvinyl single “Carousel.” Today they’re self-releasing an entire free EP as a surprise gift to netizens everywhere. With Nothing Lasts Long, the electronically inclined psych-pop duo return to and expand the surf-lapped turf they staked out with 2011’s lush and joyous Canopy EP.

Below you can hear “Upper Floors,” which finds cousins Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme spinning silky golden sounds out of chiming keys, shuffling beats, buoyant bass, and soothing vocals. “All of this life moves so slow,” we hear at one point, the song seeming to encase the listener in a wondrous goop capable of easing the hustle and hurry of the workweek.

Painted Palms, Nothing Lasts Long track list:

1. “Hypnotic”
2. “Not Really There”
3. “Over Me”
4. “x”
5. “Upper Floors”
6. “Anna”