New York City, New York, USA

This indie quartet's thoughtfully crafted pop songs exist, seemingly unconsciously, in stark and refreshing contrast to the exhausting march of faddish rockers that trudge anonymously along the commercial airwaves today.


Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Palomar was born in 1998 with the instant release of their self-titled, self-released, debut album "Palomar." Packed with four-part harmonies, their Frankensteinian meld of spirited indie pop and angular punk immediately won them comparisons to Seattle's Fastbacks and England's Talulah Gosh. Their sophomore album, "Palomar II" was released in 2002 by the tall and kindly Chris Newmyer of The Self-Starter Foundation; the album was met with unbridled enthusiasm by such print publications as Billboard, the New York Times, and The New Yorker. Palomar also began touring nationally at this time, playing dates with alt. rock untouchables Spoon, Mates of State, The Wrens and many more. "PALOMAR III: Revenge of Palomar" was, not surprisingly, Palomar's third album. It reveals a Palomar that has maintained all of its former intelligence, humor, and enthusiasm, but which has gained a reflective worldliness that gives this album satisfying weight. Palomar has just finished recording their new be released sometime this year.


Palomar I
Palomar II
Palomar III

Set List

typical set = 45 minutes, 11 or 12 songs.