Full-length debut, issued by German label Dying For Bad Music, September 2014
Home recordings, 2012-2014, Minneapolis MN
Drums on "Cassini" by Andrew Haaheim
Clavinova and additional guitar on "Six Dollar Sunglasses“ by Matt Beachey
Thank you to my family and to my friends, new and old.
Recorded in tribute (and prelude) to Season 3 of the Feral Boys
"Unblinking Sun may bounce around stylistically over the course of the album’s 40+ minutes, but the overall vibe is cohesive and engaging, drifting from dreamy, feedback-layered drones of ” Banjo Burner” to the noisy rattle of “Plastic Mouth.” As a new addition to the ever-expanding realm of recent guitar anti-heroes, Palmer is one to watch."
-Tyler Wilcox, Aquarium Drunkard
"Palmer navigates thematic changes and style shifts throughout Unblinking Sun flawlessly, maneuvering blues chords, psychedelic flourishes, and layer upon layer of sound with a hand that never waivers. Though each tune is a broad sonic exploration, Palmer can always be felt at the tiller, keeping each song on a course that never strays too far into the chaos that seems to linger just outside the frame."
-Jon Behm, Reviler.org
"A tremendous display of American Primitive through the lens of current electroacoustic guitar lo-fi motifs."
"After hearing the backwoods finger-picking intro, the last thing listeners would be expecting to hear is the propulsive, energetic kraut-rock of "Cassini:, but that is exactly what they get on the second track from Steve Palmer's latest record. Elsewhere, the mellow string-plucking on "Banjo Burner" eventually gives way to an array of reverb and echo effects, the desert blues of "A Dime's Worth of Analine" evokes Neil Young's atmospheric score of Dead Man and the combination of rattling percussion, skronky guitar and wheezing harmonica on "Plastic Mouth" is as unsettling as Krzysztof Penderecki's haunting score to The Shining. This is American Primitive music that pushes the envelope of that genre until it's completely fallen off the table."
-Electric Grooves 'Best of 2014'