The Tempe band Palomas have been creating music together since elementary school. Known for its high-tempo grooves, the act is a favorite at ASU sorority and fraternity parties.
Recently, it found fans in multiplatinum producer Mikal Blue (One Republic, The 1975, Colbie Caillat, Toad the Wet Sprocket) and The Spiffs frontman Glenn Crimson. The result is the single “Cards.”
• The song’s chorus makes the song relatable to listeners: “If I don’t leave here/ things won’t change/ they will always be the same.”
• “Cards” sounds fresh, thanks to the major 7ths and inverted chord voicings that generally sound jazzy. This creates a style similar to Cage the Elephant.
• Palomas are releasing the five songs as singles from their EP.
• In March, the band will appear on Otto D’Angelo’s “therecordingartist.com” on Amazon Prime.
• Palomas are lead vocalist Joe Gonzales, co-lead vocalist/guitar Sam Otterson, drummer Victor Sese, bass/guitar vocals Dane Hess and lead guitarist Joshua Browning.