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NORMAN PALM NEW SINGLE SLEEPER OUT TODAY!

February 14, 2011 by  

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NORMAN PALM NEW SINGLE SLEEPER OUT TODAY!

LABEL: CITY SLANG
www.myspace.com/normanpalmwww.cityslang.com

Norman Palm’s beautiful single ‘Sleeper’ is out today on City Slang (Arcade Fire, Caribou, Broken Social Scene). Slipping comfortably into the recently-revived folk scene, the vibrant, summery feel of ‘Sleeper’ is an endearing antidote to the current winter gloom and is released ahead of his album ‘Shore to Shore’ on March 14th.

Taking in everything from ukulele, electronic beats, crazy choirs, African vs. technoid vibes, warm vs. synthetic; touching on Wilco-esque Americana, Krautrock and at times nodding towards the Beta Band, Norman Palm’s music captures many diverse sounds and moods, complete with his own distinctive vocal.

If you’re yet to hear ‘Sleeper’, then you can listen to it here:
Norman Palm – Sleeper by WorkItMedia

An art school graduate in Visual Communication, Norman Palm’s work combines sound and image, music, art and design, reflecting on the stereotypes of pop. With his very first single and video he paid tribute to 80s classics ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ and ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’. The videos worked as a gender discourse, contrasting masculinity in contemporary advertisement and historical propaganda, mashed up with YouTube teenagers performing Cindy Lauper in their parents’ suburban bedrooms. With such a striking love for pop it only made sense that Norman try it out himself.

In an article in German Spex Magazine entitled “Between Big Cities” Palm is described as a German pop export who’s not perceived as German at all. He is, in a way, City Slang’s Lady Gaga: an international pop artist between art, music and design.






 

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