South Florida is a haven for indie music, and Palomino Blond is the next to carry the torch. The band fuses together the best of pop-punk and emo-tinged performances, lending to one of the most dynamic live shows in the scene. Their record will, without a doubt, expand their audience from the peninsula to a wider stage.
– Amanda Starling,
The Alternative's 50 Most Anticipated Releases of 2019
Palomino Blond is...
Kyle Fink on guitar & vocals,
Carli Acosta on guitar & vocals,
Raven Nieto on bass,
and Jake Karner on drums.
photos by Dennis Ho
Since forming [March 2018], Palomino Blond has taken off with fearsome speed. The bandmates are younger than most of the audiences in the rooms they fill [...], yet after just one show, you can smell on them an academic study of latter-day alt-rock and a bone-deep hunger for the blooming South Florida scene. Their first EP, Demos, is fine Miami shoegaze, and “Supergalore” is its propulsive bummer anthem, buoyed by Carli Acosta’s floating vocals and her and Kyle Fink’s brutal riff-chorus built in three musical acts. “I cannot tell if you had meant what you said/But I will accept all your sweet condolences,” Acosta sings with all the desire of a Venus flytrap as the song detonates.
— Stefanie Fernández, Miami New Times, "The 20 Best Miami Songs of 2018"
Palomino Blond is a band from Miami, FL who came up in the tradition of the suburban D.I.Y. all-ages community. After filling countless rooms with earlier projects, the members came together over a shared love of classic alternative rock, and released demos during the Summer of 2018. The demo has seen relentless support from their homegrown fanbase and regional college radio stations alike.
Their demo; the single "Creature Natural" (along with its music video directed by Jon and Michael Cuartas); and frequent, dynamic live sets in their home state of Florida have solidified Palomino Blond as "next to carry the torch" (Amanda Starling, The Alternative) of indie rock from their home state to a larger audience.
The band is currently recording their debut LP with Jonathan Nunez (guitarist of SFL's Torche and founder of Nunez Amplification). They are slated to play some of Florida's most popular festivals in the coming months and show no signs of slowing down.