Dark Palms

Olympia, WA

Update, Summer 2019

Sorry we have been a bit quiet. Our summer has been great, and we are looking forward to the fall. First off we have finished our second full length. We just need to get back into the studio for one final mix and it is totally wrapped. So expect that in the near future.

Second, we have been lean on shows as of late, and here is the reason why. Our bass player Patrick Suther departed for Baltimore. But, we are very lucky to have our friend Andrew Repcik on board to pick up the low end. As we have all gotten a bit busy it has been slower than anticipated to get together to bang out the new set and have it on lock down before playing again… But we will reconvene soon. and bust ear drums once more.

New Merch and Additional News

We haven't updated this blog for a bit. For that we are sorry, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more up to date information.

We have been moving along with a great solid line up. We are currently in the studio working on new releases for the fall/winter!

We have a lathe cut, patches, stickers, and more on our merch page - all new!

See  you in the fall.

New Line-Up

Thought we would share a real quick update. Roger has left the band, amicably. Kenny will be taking over on bass and Skinny will be playing drums. See you on the road. PS. our debut release is out now.


So we have a lot of shows in the works. Also a lot of people have been writing about our debut single. Oh, did we forget to mention that here. Yes, our debut single - "Ghost Horse", you can get it now!

We are very excited to have our debut single out. We would urge anyone who has liked what they heard to get the single on 7" vinyl - the way it was intended to be heard. We have copies to sell directly, and the prices listed include shipping.

But don't take our word for it, here is what others have to say about us.

"Dark Palms is a post-punk band from Olympia, WA that play the most aggressive music the genre has to offer. Their debut single "Ghost Horse" is a bass heavy package of this. It starts off with a kick and then unloads into a full assault of heavy hitting jams. The band sounds like a faster and heavier Christian Death or Spaceman 3. The band isn't all about the heaviness of the genre though, as the song employs a generous amount of fuzz to the song. It's exactly what you'd want out of a debut single from a post-rock band; it shows a well-written post-punk song encapsulating all your favorite parts of the genre, and then some." -- Noisey/Vice

"Dark Palms bring a welcome gothic tinge to indie pop, a little garish darkness to an often rigid style of music. Not too shabby for a band that only formed earlier this year... Its b-side “Locket”, a driving, murky rocker that’s as loud as it is introspective. Led by singer Laurence Goldenstar’s deep baritone voice, it’s somber and thunderous at the same time." -- PopMatters

"There's nothing more goth than visual-heavy, chilling post-punk. Such is the sound of Olympia, Washington's Dark Palms." -- Fuse TV

"Oh, Dark Palms, where have you been all my life? Their new single, Ghost Horse, is a post-punk, fuzzed-out trip into pure American noir... straight out of weird America, albeit with a dash of Samhain muscle. Dark Palms is a tight and heavy unit that sounds like they've been together for years, thought in actually only a few months old." -- PopShifter

"Dark Palms cast a long northwest shadow of trees and other forces of nature governed by ghost animal instincts and thrashing dark cloaked chords that carry out distorted and deranged power chord hooks that serenade the surrounding rural splendor." -- Impose Magazine

Anyway, check out these photos by Rachel Carlson from last weeks show at Le Voyeur in Olympia.

Recording Update

Doing some layout work for some record cover ideas. Dark Palms has a lot of songs in the can for their debut album, but has some more we need to finish before we have an official release. We are very thankful of the work that John Dahlin and Ryan Scott put in as Happy Noose, as well as contributions from Derek M Johnson, Jen Grady, Jon Hanna, and more!

Dead End Social Club Records

Dead End Social Club was started by a group of friends with the goal of promoting and supporting a sense of cohesiveness among desperate subcultures under the punk umbrella. The group began releasing records in 2005. In 2006 they ventured outside their comfort zone and released the first record by a band not tied to their parochial beginnings, and this is where the real story of Dead End Social Club begins - as a vehicle for documenting music and ideas in a more global nature. Since its founding the Social Club itself has come to an end, but the record label still serves as a vehicle for thinking outside the box when it comes to punk orthodoxy or en-vogue trends.

DESC101 - The Revlons - "Where the Kids Roam" 

DESC102 - Georgetown Orbits - "My Baby's Okay" 

DESC103 - Lucky Soul - "My Brittle Heart" 

DESC104 - Aires and Graces - "Hope and Fortitude" 

DESC105 - Prince Timothy - "Electric Groove Box"

DESC106 - Happy Noose - "Happy Noose" 

DESC107 - Happy Noose -"Amagosa" 

DESC108 - Deleted

DESC109/RTR - 006 - Dark Palms - "Ghost Horse"

DESC110 - Dark Palms - "Hoxbar Ghost Town" - Cassette/CD

DESC111 - Dark Palms - "Smoke" - Lathe Cut

DESC99 - Aires and Graces - "Damage Done: the Complete Discography " Digital Download

DESC98 - Happy Noose - "Demo" Cassette/CDR

DESC97 - Happy Noose - "Happy Noose" Cassette

DESC96 - Happy Noose - "Haunted" Digital Download

DESC95 - The Revlons - "Where the Kids Roam" Digital Download

DESC94 - Happy Noose - "Two EPs" Digital Download

DESC93 - Dark Palms - "Hoxbar Outcasts" Digital Download

DESC92 - Dark Palms - "Ghost Horse" Digital Download

DESC91 - Dark Palms - "Smoke" Digital Download

Dark Palms | Dead End Social Club, ASCAP