Born in the professional hedonism of Los Angeles, Palm Springsteen draws from influences of post-punk, new wave, and modern pop sensibilities to make something new, weird, and totally unique. It’s like Alan Vega yelling at Peter Hook to turn up the first Strokes record, while Jonathan Richman winks at the camera. It’s a name, a moniker, a pseudonym, a portmanteau, a person, and a band, but more importantly it’s a feeling; a mix of sharp guitars, pulsing synths, and driving rhythms that are if anything, dangerously fun.
After Mark Foster personally tapped P.S. to open for Foster the People in late 2017 (having no music released), they hit the ground running with Tony Hoffer (M83, Phoenix, Air, Beck) to begin work on the debut record, Trouble in Paradise.