Palms, the band featuring ex-Isis drummer Aaron Harris, bassist Jeff Caxide, and guitarist Bryant Clifford Meyer, alongside Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno, is still around! At least according to Moreno in an interview with The Peer Pleasure Podcast.
Moreno revealed Palms wrote some music as the follow-up to their 2013 self-titled album. He also said the band was supposed to record the album, but it fell by the wayside in favor of new Deftones (either Ohms or Gore, presumably). Though he still said that despite the band's inactivity, Palms isn't totally done and the new stuff could surface.
"We did it with the intentions of it not being a band… It was just fun. I'm hanging out with my friend [Aaron Harris], we're just experimenting and making music. But it wasn't like a band. It was a bunch of music that they'd already been jamming on and I just sang over what they had.
"I didn't have any part in the creating of the songs themselves or whatever or playing guitar. Eventually we played live and I played guitar and I felt like the live version of that a lot better because it was more bombastic and dynamic I think.
"But yeah, it was tough because the expectations of what that could have been. I personally felt a little bit let down. So if I felt that way, then I know that a lot of other people must have felt that same way too.
"But that being said, I'm glad I did it. It was super fun and we actually wrote a few songs now—ones that we did together as a group—and we probably got like four or five tunes of those that we started working on, that we've done some recording on them actually; and then kind of paused it out because I had to go in and do a Deftones record or whatever. We weren't able to get around to it.
"We still may at some point, because obviously the songs are there and it's kind of up to me to write some more vocals and stuff over it. But its actually a lot more a mix of Isis and Deftones type of thing, its a lot more guitar-driven I guess you'd say—distorted guitar, dynamic."