PALMS, the Los Angeles-based band featuring three former members of ISIS with DEFTONES' frontman Chino Moreno, premiered the outfit's first music video, for the song "Future Warrior". Check it out below. The five-minute clip, directed by Jon Mancinetti, perfectly encapsulates the visual elements that have accompanied the PALMS debut album's release: a breezy Southern California landscape with rugged mountains and swaying palm trees.
PALMS released its self-titled debut album in June, with Spin describing "Palms" as "the slow-orbiting-rocket float of 'Oceanic'-era ISIS painted in soft colors, now with the gushing, soaring melodies that would work on an older sibling's mixtape next to CURE, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, US, or DEPECHE MODE" and Revolver proclaiming the album a "dreamy, swooning… masterpiece."
The quartet played its first live shows in July, with four headlining dates on the West Coast followed by a performance at the Hollywood Bowl, as SYSTEM OF A DOWN's hand-picked openers.
PALMS came together following the demise of ISIS, with Jeff Caxide (bass),Aaron Harris, (drums) and Clifford Meyer (keyboards/guitar) electing to continue playing music together. "After a little time Jeff, Cliff, and I decided that it was insane that we all still lived here in Los Angeles and weren't playing together," Harris says. "It just sort of happened naturally, probably because we have been playing together for so long, and things started to come together. But we didn't want to be instrumental: We wanted vocals. We just weren't exactly sure who that would be at first." The band, knowing that Moreno had been a fan of ISIS, thought he would be a great fit and he agreed. "A chance to work with the guys from ISIS sounded like a lot of fun," Moreno says, "I've always been into the atmospheric sounds they had created with that project and felt my sense of melody would meld well with theirs."