Wednesday 22 February 2012

Palo Verde - Zero Hour

Request from Phratry Records.

Press Release:

PALO VERDE is a highly improvisational all-female, metal/sludge/noise

duo from Portland OR. The band initially formed as experimental

double-drum duo called Stick-It-In but evolved into the current

improvisational guitar/drums incarnation. Since 2006, they have

performed extensively in the Northwest and throughout the U.S.,

sharing the stage with bands such as Jucifer, Thrones, Black Elk,

Japanther, and Kusikia. Drummer Lauren K also plays guitar in the

blistering LKN.

RECOMMENDED IF YOU LIKE: Black Sabbath, Shellac, Jucifer.

Palo Verde has self-released several recordings including “History

for the Rest of Eternity” (Drunken Beagle) in May of 2010. They began

working with Phratry Records in 2011 with the release of “Zero Hour”

which was engineered by Christina Files (Victory At Sea drummer,

Shipping News engineer, Shellac live sound).


“If you like dark, pared-down, and unapologetic un-catchy music check

out Palo Verde, a two-piece powerhouse of a band. Lauren K’s smashing

drums and Terrica Kleinknecht distorted guitar are like a metal show

that could fit in your living room. Don’t expect some pop song that

will be stuck in your head. Their songs grow slowly and organically,

turning into a swirling growl of psychedelic guitar and mesmerizing

drumming. Streaming their songs online just barely do justice to

their sound, and if you get the chance to see them live you’ll be

treated to some of the most intense drumming of your life. (Don’t

forget to bring your anti-face melting serum).”

-- Bitch Magazine

“If you didn’t know Palo Verde was an improv duo going into a show,

you still might not know it when you leave. That’s how tight they


-- Tucson Weekly

“Palo Verde’s telepathically improvised slabs of sludge-metal riffing

are brutal punishment of the very best kind.”

-- Prtland Mercury

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