Published Apr 27, 2009They're called Hearts of Palm UK, but unlike the Charlatans or the Chameleons their "UK" was not enforced - they're from Los Angeles - but voluntary. Part of a growing music community in the Echo Park region, the three-girl outfit make some pretty lo-fi "pop tronica" as they call it, which is as pretty as it is lo-fi. Having released an album last year called For Life (which is looking to get a full release here in Canada on July 6) on Hypnote, the home to the solo work of Pipettes svengali Monster Bobby, HoPUK also put out this darling single, which sounds a bit like if Ladytron dropped their icy cold stone faces for a brief recess and had a little bit of fun.
You can download the full EP by clicking here. But the video (link below) is the real attraction, with its cutesy lo-fi charm and green-screen amateurism.
Hearts of Palm UK "I Flow"