Tahiti Boy & The Palmtree Family
Tahiti Boy & The Palmtree Family
Label: Third Side
Genre: Other
Online: Artist Website


Third Side Records proudly presents Tahiti Boy and the Palmtree Family. Expect groovy tunes, psychedelic pop and 1970's melodies. This EP marks the US debut of the new Parisian indie-pop sensation, praised by Justice and Zombie Zombie alike. In this record, overlooking Paris and New York, the band headed by David Sztanke (Tahiti Boy) delivers refreshing songs where you meet the likes of Syd matters or Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio) on various instruments and vocal performances.

Think of a family picture where the Kinks, Paul McCartney or Brian Wilson pose against the lush background of Michel Legrand's garden, with Vampire Weekend occasionally poking a head. Tahiti Boy shoots the whole scene and each song is like a pop gem. As you're sitting back and about to relax the pastoral and always-moving 1973 gets hold of you at a restless pace.

The more introspective and minimalistic That Song featuring Tunde Adebimpe from TV on the Radio will then help put things in perspective. Both songs are featured on the Family's debut album Good Children Go to Heaven. The Bees and the Birds, is an exclusive to this EP that you don't want to miss. It's just brilliant. Para One delivers an amazing remix of the 1973 that just makes you feel like you're floating in a colorful dream after some psychotropic experience. And with his great rendition of the album's Blood in your Eyes, Etienne Jaumet from Zombie Zombie takes us in goblinesque territories. Last but not least, Xavier de Rosnay from Justice brings his vision of the album track Brooklyn reminding us that he knows how a pop song is made.