Dylan Hadley and Cole Berliner formed Kamikaze Palm Tree in their hometown of San Francisco in 2015. Being lifelong friends and collaborators, the duo imagined a debut album and performance that brings together their noise rock background, with the theatrical and the epic. This debut EP was self-released under the title The Hand Faces Upwards, and was followed by a live record recorded at Berkeley’s KALX in 2018. The band signed on Muddguts in 2019 and released Good Boy to critical acclaim.
Now in 2022, Drag City welcomes Kamikaze Palm Tree to their island desti-nation, with their forthcoming album “Mint Chip” to be released this year on August 12th. Their latest singles are hard in repeat on the poolside jukebox, and their current band lineup features Josh Puklavetz (White Fence) on bass and Sofia Arreguin (Wand) on keyboards.
With a penchant for the disparate, and psychedelic, the progression of KPT’s sound is far from linear.