I like a bit of synth-pop on occasion. Not often mind you as I don't like everything that I hear, my ears just aren't aligned with the style. But I'm caught off guard here and there and enjoy it when it's done right. I'm sure I'm forgetting a few bands, but off the top of my head, Chvrches, Empathy Test, and local favorite And The Echo all do it right. However, I couldn't possibly tell you what the criteria is for doing it right. If I only knew...
While communicating with Ian at Eye Four Records and one of their bands, Sabals, I became aware of another act signed to the label, Palmedo. A few months later, I was finally able to circle back around to their music, and I was met with one of the most angelic voices I've heard in a while. I'm fascinated and on my 4th listen, stream 'Cool Down' below, it's my Song of the Day!
Palmedo are Delia Albert and Tim Plakon, they're based in Gainesville, Florida and signed to Eye Four Records.
Eye Four Records are David Plakon and Ian Maikish. They're based out of Orlando, Florida and came together recently because sometimes the right people and the right ideas need to merge to get great music to the masses. In addition to Palmedo, they're working with Sabals, and are looking into releasing back catalogs digitally from past projects they've worked on.
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