Palm Trees In Moscow
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Palm Trees In Moscow

Baltimore, MD | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Baltimore, MD | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
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Since 2012, Palm Trees In Moscow have been flooding the musical landscape with their bright, catchy melodies, earth shattering drums, and thick walls of distortion.

With songs ranging from the ragged sentimentality of “by far”,  to the rabid snarl of “don’t,
Obsessive love songs with a big, reverby 80’s influence such as “strange medicine”, no influence or inspiration is off limits for Chris Frantz (vocals/all guitars) and Dane Busick (drums/vocals).

The guys met back in 2012 and started jamming together. After a few years of playing local shows and forging their sound, they recorded the EP “savage convenience” at Orion Studios in Baltimore, MD (engineered by Johnny Raby). The EP is a solid demonstration of their melodic and catchy songwriting, but is only the tip of an ambitious iceberg, socially.

They have gone through a handful of lineup changes, but the constant has always been the songwriting and studio production and performance by Chris Frantz and Dane Busick. A revolving door of bassists and multi-instrumentalists have and continue to join them to fill out live performances. 

In the summer of 2017, the band recorded the single “strange medicine” with producer Ben Schigel (Chimera, Machine Gun Kelly)  at Spider Studios in Cleveland, Ohio. The track garnered airplay from college radio DJs, especially Marshall Stax at KALX in Berkeley, CA; James Gray at WPRK in Orlando, FL;  WSOU in South Orange, NJ; and WDCE in Richmond, VA. The resulting video was of a live performance at Baltimore Soundstage.

The band has opened for and/or shared the stage with such diverse acts as CKY, Quiet Riot, and Parliment Funkadelic. 2019 finds PTIM expanding their sound as well as diligently working on their ambitious upcoming EP at Harbor Red Studios (engineer Kenny Kingsbourough), as well as filling their calendar with 2019 dates. Keep your ears and mind open.

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