Palm Spiral – “Only Shadow”


Recalling the tranquilly melodic aesthetic of Washed Out, with a more dream-poppy touch, “Only Shadow” is an ethereal gem from Palm Spiral. The collaborative project of Los Angeles-based musicians Camden Moser and Nathan Guzman, Palm Spiral arose from digital communications. Moser stumbled upon Guzman’s project SouthPavv via Tame Impala’s sub-reddit, and the two began to reach out over Instagram. Their mutual admiration for dreamy psych-pop results in this very promising endeavor and the superb “Only Shadow.”

“Only Shadow” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 2019’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Shoegaze / Post-Punk / Dream-Pop.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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