Tahiti Boy and the Palmtree family
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Tahiti Boy and the Palmtree family


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'Good Children Go To Heaven' - 2008 / Third Side Records
'1973' and 'That Song' feat Tunde Adebimpe (Tv On The Radio) - 7" - 2008 / Third Side Records
'She Was Mine' produced by Vicarious Bliss / Arcade Mode blue 7" series - 2007
'You Make Me Blush' - Tape That vol.1 compilation - 2007 / Third Side Records



A daydream like only kids can have. When we would see planes taking off to unknown destinations. These planes…David (Tahiti Boy) probably saw them, alone in his garden, his shaggy hair looking west. Until he got on one of them, heading to America. No stop-over. No exile. A vision may be, and some innocent dreams. Good Children Go to Heaven. We won’t say that this first album is a whole life’s digest, it has already been seen and read. This album sums up a period, in which a Parisian saw Brooklyn lights and made his début in different bands. And like in any good journey, met interesting people : Antipop Consortium, Mike Ladd…then Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio). A friendship turned into a minimal track : That Song. Simply. That’s how pop goes, without make-up.

Then Tahiti Boy wanted to come back to the motherland and, as he wasn’t fond of solitary trips, embarked with the Palmtree Family. Some family. On the left, window seat, was Antoine (Poney Poney) staring at the clouds behind his sunglasses. Then, dozing off near the aisle, sat Jonathan Morali (Syd matters) in his armchair. Somewhere, lost in the bagage hold, Didier Perrin (Tanger) was playing cards with the rest of the band. Seven musicians gathered around the pilot. Tahiti Boy. A conductor who announced the destinations on his keyboard. As the Palmtree Family listened over and over to the twelve compositions between Morriconesque phrases (Brooklyn) and Grizzly Bear-ish arrangements. Songs to be taken on a plane as a matter of a fact. A real UFO ! Not giving into easy verse/chorus structures, and always looking to build a bridge between pop and ambition.

For Good Children is a journey upwards. Or one that could go back and forth from Vampire Weekend to Michel Legrand. The best way to define an album made between Paris and New York, overlooking both lands. The perfect mix between a power-pop thrill (When I speak) and some smoky jazz-club nostalgia (You Make Me Blush). A beautiful blond naked under her trenchcoat finally…another teen fantasy.

Careful. Tahiti Boy and the Palmtree Family is not a superband (Blind Faith, The Raconteurs…to mention only the obvious). It’s simply a super band. And there’s even a hit, 1973, to make the label, the groupies and the parents happy. At this point, you would call it a divine blessing. Good children go to heaven. See…that’s where all roads go.