Originally founded in Ilhabela, Brazil and now based in Vancouver, Canada, Palm Haze is a duo that blends alternative rock, shoegaze, and trip-hop influences to create a sound that's both heavy and smooth - think of fuzzed guitars and soothing vocals under a palm tree shadow.
The duo consists of vocalist and bassist Anna Wagner and guitarist and producer Lucas Inacio aka Fløver .
Their self produced debut 7 track debut EP “ Tangy Dream ” was released digitally on 2017 and it was praised by fans – often being called a 'mini-album' – and considered the top 3rd best shoegaze album of 2017 by the listener pool at DKFM . It was later released on cassette by Young Heavy Souls and on vinyl via a successful crowdfunding campaign on Qrates.
In 2018, following Tangy Dream’s recognition, the duo performed more than 20 shows in and around Vancouver, often sharing the stage with touring bands such as Exploded View, Shadowhouse and The Macks, and many great local bands such as Washers, Funny Death, Ill Sylvia, Laverne, Sleepy Gonzales, Roys Bag, Miss Mudd and others. They also performed in their hometown, Brazil, with Early Morning Sky and S.E.T.I..
Following their debut "Tangy Dream," Palm Haze's "Rêve Bleu" is another story told by the unconscious. A different kind of dream, but with a similar energy curve. While "Tangy Dream" feels very tangible and achievable, "Rêve Bleu" will bring up chaotic emotions and thoughts, taking you much further from reality and closer to the wonders of uncertainty. Where could you go? What could you do? It's a fantasy you fall on accidentally, revealing risky and forbidden paths. It’s the kind of dream you’re afraid of, but also tempted to.
“We started working on Rêve Bleu right after the release of Tangy Dream. The album title track, Rêve Bleu, was the first one I made and after that we made Wildflower. We had just gotten a new acoustic guitar and Wildflower was the first song made on it. It was pretty fast, and that song barely changed since the first demo.
This head start made me want to release a new EP kind of soon, I remember that at first, I planned to finish it on May 2018. But for some reason, after making those 2 songs, every time I tried to go on and finish other songs, something else would happen in my life. That made the evolution of this album very slow. It wasn’t easy to finish this album and I think it’s all reflected in how it turned out to be. I feel like it got heavier, darker but at the same time the calmer parts feel more sober and raw.” – Lucas Inacio
released August 30, 2019
Produced by Fløver // flover.cc
Written by Palm Haze
Anna Wagner – vocals
Lucas Inacio – guitars, bass, synths, beats
Caio Mendes – drums on "Winds”
Palm Haze is a Canadian based duo that blends alternative rock, shoegaze and trip-hop influences to create a sound that's both heavy and smooth - think of fuzzed guitars and soothing vocals under a palm tree shadow.
This is one of the best shoegaze albums I have heard this year, it kind've coincided with DEAFCULT's release of Auras, so I don't want it to be eclipsed. I want this on vinyl! If there is any physical format to this amazing LP, I need to find it! Thank you for this musical gift! Charlie Mayer
Attn: Fleeting Joys
You have filled a hole in my heart with this release and it feels warm and gooey (I presume that is the reverb). This is by far and away (in my opinion) one of the top releases of easily this year, but I suppose until your previous album release since, 2006? I was worried the old Mr. Shields trick was being played and I'd be on my deathbed when hype for this would begin, only to flatline the moment I could hear the sweet opening track. Every track here is a banger. Charlie Mayer