Album of the Week: Palm Ghosts ‘I Love You, Burn In Hell’

Album of the Week: Palm Ghosts 'I Love You, Burn In Hell'

Our featured album this week is ‘I Love You, Burn In Hell‘, the brand new record from Nashville, TN dream pop/new wave/post punk band Palm Ghosts.

Palm Ghosts released Architecture in 2018, a dark pop record with male/ female vocals and their first offering echoing the sound of 4AD and Factory Records’ brand of post punk. Since then, they have built upon that release with a steady stream of songs invigorating the modern era with the ’80s youth ethos, and paying homage to idols like New Order, The Cure, Echo and The Bunnymen and Peter Gabriel to name a few.

During the worldwide pandemic, they released Lifeboat Candidate. The record was a giant ear worm on unrest, isolation, and frustration influenced by the jagged art punk of Gang of Four and Wire.   

The band’s next offering, The Lost Frequency, felt more whimsical and celebratory. However, the lyrics still bring confrontation to the forefront, and remind us that normalcy is still devastating.

Last year’s album Post Preservation showed yet another side of Palm Ghosts. There were songs about love with almost a hint of optimism. The record twinkles with warm nostalgia for a world that no longer exists, except for in our hearts and minds. 

I Love You, Burn in Hell is another slab of discontent and disillusionment. Melodic songs about betrayal, exploitation and the hopeless task of navigating the modern world, wrapped up in catchy melodies and propulsive rhythms.

Favourite songs: Tilt, Drag, She Came Playfully, Automatic For The Modern Age, Enemy Mine, Fault Lines…

I Love You, Burn In Hell, is out now via Sweet Cheetah Records, Poptek Records, Sell The Heart, and Engineer Records (EU/UK). Grab it here and take a listen below.

Palm Ghosts ‘I Love You Burn In Hell’ Tracklist:
  1. Tilt
  2. Drag
  3. She Came Playfully
  4. I Love You, Burn In Hell
  5. Machine Language
  6. Sleep, Billy Sleep
  7. Automatic For The Modern Age
  8. Catherine Shackles
  9. Disassociate
  10. Enemy Mine
  11. Fault Lines