Date Palms – Sky Trails (2013)

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Date Palms revolves around the core duo of Gregg Kowalsky (keyboards, electronics) and Marielle Jakobsons (violin, flute, electronics). They employ traditional rock instrumentation to create music informed by Indian classical music, country, minimalism, and spiritual jazz, arriving at a style that is wholly their own. On their third album, The Dusted Sessions, the duo expanded the line-up to include Ben Bracken on electric bass, Michael Elrod on tanpura, and Noah Philips on electric guitar (a first for the band). Kowalsky and Jakobsons are both accomplished solo musicians in their own right: Kowalsky has released ambient albums on Kranky as well as a collaborative release with Josef Van Wissem on Amish, and Jakobsons has released music on the Digitalis and Students of Decay labels. Date Palms uses the sound an imagery of the dustbowl and the American West to express something truly cosmic and unique within the already highly individualistic Bay Area underground. [Source]


Date Palms on Tour!

Thu Sep 5 San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
Fri Sep 6 Santa Cruz, CA – Don Quixote’s w/ Hiss Golden MessengerSat
Sep 7 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen w/ Kwaidan, Mind Over Mirrors, Good Willsmith
Sun Sep 8 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class w/ Moth Cock, Good Willsmith, DJ Outer Space (John Elliott)
Mon Sep 9 Boston, MA – Store 54 w/ Good Willsmith
Tue Sep 10 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie w/ Good Willsmith
Wed Sep 11 Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool w/ Plankton Wat, Mountains, Good Willsmith
Fri Sep 13 Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
Sat Sep 14 Totnes, UK – The Barrel House
Sun Sep 15 Falmouth, UK – Beerwolf
Mon Sep 16 Brighton, UK – The Prince Albert
Tue Sep 17 Giessen, Germany – AK44
Wed Sep 18 Berlin, Germany – Monarch w/ Man Forever
Thu Sep 19 Leipzig, Germany – UT Connewitz w/ Man Forever
Fri Sep 20 Tilburg, Netherlands – Incubate Festival
Sat Sep 21 Antwerp, Belgium – Scheld’apen
Sun Sep 22 Paris, France – L’Espace B w/ Ignatz
Mon Sep 23 London, UK – Cafe OTO w/ J Spaceman, Kid Millions, Pat Thomas, Plankton Wat

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