San Francisco psych-pop duo Painted Palms have released a surprise EP ahead of their performance at Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival 2013. The new Nothing Lasts Long EP is available for free download via SoundCloud and Bandcamp. Stream the highlight “Upper Floors” below, which was recently given the Yalls treatment by Berkeley’s Dan Casey.
Painted Palms is the electronically inclined project of cousins Reese Donohue and Chris Prudhomme, who started collaborating on music by passing song ideas to each other through email. The SF duo gained recognition when of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes discovered their 2011 debut EP Canopy online and invited them to open for his band on a nationwide tour.
Around the time that tour began, Canopy was re-released by Secretly Canadian, and the band continued to develop its summery pop sounds on the “Carousel” single (below) and now on their most recent release. Painted Palms spent most of 2012 writing and recording their debut full-length, which will likely be released this year.