Photographers Ben Rice (live)
Anna-Maria Lopez (post live)
Talent Palm Sprinsteen
Réalisation Damaged / Goods
Damaged / Goods
May, 24, 2018
Born and raised in San Francisco, Nick Hinman started Palm Springsteen in 2014 as a solo project in "a glorified closet in South Williamsburg".
Palm Springsteen transitioned into a band when guitarist Hayden Tobin came to check out Nick's performance at Ham and Eggs tavern. "Prince had passed away two days before and I did a really shady cover of Let's Go Crazy on a tiny keyboard"
After the show, Nick and Hayden decided to work on a few songs in Hayden's studio in Glassell Park. After that night, everything went really fast.
"I was on a trip to New Orleans with Kyle, I played him some songs and we decided to play some shows together in NY that summer. Luca was Kyle's roommate (still is I guess), I sent him some tunes and he was on board as synth player. It happened really fast and organically, which was great."
"Two months later, July 4 2016, we played a backyard show in Bushwick to celebrate the birth of America and/or Palm Springsteen.
Nick describes Palm Springsteen as an eclectic mix of genres. "I find inspiration in everything from Gang of Four to Madonna."
Palm Springsteen's live set at The Satellite in Silverlake, April 26th felt like a strung out collaboration between Joy Division and The Talking Heads high on Julian Casablanca's keyboard.
Palm Springsteen is Nick Hinman @Yung_Avocado Hayden Tobin @drinkmykool_aid2, Kyle Sirell @senor.el, Luca Buccellati @glbuccellati.
You can follow Palm Springsteen on Instagram at @palmspringsteen
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