Palbetra was formed when Lily Konigsberg, Anina Ivry-Block, and Nina Ryser met while attending college in Upstate NY. They honed their sound in basements across the Hudson valley, and quickly gained a reputation for their brazen and feverish live shows. Through prolific touring and recording, they have developed a dedicated nation-wide following without the aid of a major label. In their formative years, Palberta’s live performances often involved moments of synchronized dancing and humorous performance art in between songs or during them. Over the course of the last 5 years, they have developed a reputation as a “must-see” live band on the DIY circuit, honing in on a distinct and arresting sound incorporating gorgeous three part harmonies into their chaotic grooves. Roach Goin' Down is Palberta's most impressive album to date. 22 tracks combine the band's signature frenetic instrumentation with a thoroughly developed pop sensibility that was a mere glimpse on previous releases. The songs are lovingly crafted and shine with the confidence of a band discovering new musical possibilities and having a blast doing it.
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