Thursday Spotlight: Palisades

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We all look to music to help us work through various emotions. Sometimes head banging to a heavy track can be a therapeutic experience. Other times, dancing it out is a more appropriate response. For all of the times in between, where one particular sound or emotion doesn’t quite sum up the experience, there’s the music of a band such as Palisades.

The New Jersey post-hardcore act possesses just enough metalcore crunch to get your blood pumping, but isn’t afraid to drop an electronic dance beat when necessary. Starting in 2011, Palisades combines the best of both worlds, creating a powerful sound that is topped off with delightful pop melodies from lead vocalist Louis Miceli.

Palisades signed to Rise Records after stirring up some buzz on the web and released their first EP, I’m Not Dying Today. Last year, the band officially made their mark on the scene with their debut full length, Outcasts. The album is a flurry of metalcore mixed with dance beats and catchy choruses and features guest spots from the likes of Crown the Empire’s Andy Leo and Issues’ Tyler Carter.

The band is about to embark on the Ride or DIe Tour with Famous Last Words and Tear Your Heart Out, which lasts through February 15. The band will follow up the trek with some March tour dates in Canada.

Palisades also recently released a new music video for “High and Low”, which can be viewed below:

You can buy Outcasts on iTunes.

Posted by Kiel Hauck

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