Night Palace – Diving Rings – Vinyl, LP, Park The Van, 2022

Black vinyl. Night Palace is a shocking alchemy: achingly intense nostalgia meets frothy anticipation of what’s beyond the garden wall. It’s hard to believe Night Palace’s first album Diving Rings is not a soundtrack to a different world. You find yourself picturing it: a moonlit-gilded diorama of front-woman Avery Draut’s dreams and memories.

The album was recorded by engineer-producer Drew Vandenberg (Faye Webster, of Montreal), with additional engineering from Andy LeMaster (Better Oblivion Community Center, Azure Ray). The result is a unique brand of atmospheric pop, evoking
artists like Broadcast, Alvvays, Vashti Bunyan & Mort Garson.