Palaye Royale Announce “Curse Of Calypso” Augmented Reality Experience

Palaye Royale have teamed up with hologram company Jadu for a new augmented reality experience called “Curse Of Calypso.” You can find a trailer for that below. The 10-minute “longform, immersive alt rock opera” will launch on February 9 and it will feature three tracks from the band’s latest album “The Bastards,” including “Doom,” “Nightmares,” and “Redeemer.” The group told Spin the following:

“After our world tour was postponed in 2020 we wanted to connect more in-depth with our fans in these times of isolation. An AR interactive music video experience with Jadu was the result. A truly immersive experience that reveals the Palaye Royale environment in your own room. Follow along with the story and get lost inside our world.”

Palaye Royale Announce “The Bastards” Graphic Novel And 2021 North American Tour

Palaye Royale have announced that they will be releasing a new graphic novel based on their latest album “The Bastards.” The book is titled “The Bastards: Vol. 1” and it will be available on December 12.

The band commented:

“Welcome to the world of Palaye Royale, where one can reside, reign and recreated themselves when destroyed by living. Ever since the conception of the band and the first single ‘Morning Light’ we have been hiding pieces of this story, within the lyrics, artwork, and visuals. Finally after years of work the doors are opened for all to enter. The best travel one can take in times like these is inside their own mind, in memory or imagination. Get lost in the pages of our book. Enjoy the ride. Love the void.”

Pre-orders can be found HERE. In other news, the group have also announced a 2021 North American tour:

07/07 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
07/09 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
07/10 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
07/12 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
07/13 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
07/14 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
07/16 New York, NY – TBA
07/17 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
07/18 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
07/20 Nashville, TN – TBA
07/21 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
07/22 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
07/24 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
07/26 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
07/27 Dallas, TX – TBA
07/29 Phoenix, AZ – The Press Room
07/30 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
07/31 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
08/02 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
08/03 Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub
08/04 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
08/06 Canada – TBA
08/07 Canada – TBA

Palaye Royale Release Cover Of Tears For Fears’ “Mad World”

Palaye Royale have released a cover of Tears For Fears’ “Mad World.” The band said the following about that:

“Our cover of Tears for Fears hit, ‘Mad World’ is out now! Despite the original being released nearly 40 years ago, the timeless content of the song is just as relevant today as it was back in 1982. We hope you enjoy our twist on this classic.”

Palaye Royale Fire Touring Bassist Daniel Curcio Following Misconduct Allegations

Palaye Royale have fired touring bassist Daniel Curcio following allegations of misconduct with underage fans. The band commented:

“Palaye Royale have always been the three members. We are extremely disappointed in the actions of one of our touring musicians. His decisions are not in any way a reflection on us, we have worked our whole lives to achieve where we are today. Under no circumstances will we allow misconduct to anyone especially our fans; safety is our number one priority.”

Palaye Royale Premiere Animated Video For “Little Bastards”

Palaye Royale have premiered an animated video for their new song “Little Bastards.” This track is from their new album “The Bastards,” which will be released on May 29.

The storyboard for the clip is based on the band’s upcoming graphic novel and guitarist Sebastian Danzig had the following to say about it:

“‘Little Bastards’ is the opening track from our third album, ‘The Bastards’. Musically, we show the direction of the album all in a single track. The vulnerability, the truth and the aggression all wrapped together in a three-and-a-half-minute track which will set the listener up for what is too come for the next 14 tracks and what corners we will touch. Lyrically, it trails from our latest release ‘Lonely’ but displaying the frustration and anger towards individuals that are meant to be friends. Visually, we wanted to display our current state which is complete isolation from the world; trapped inside a house but yet the toxic society has found its way inside. We have to ‘band’ together to keep our circle of trust and honesty tight.”

Palaye Royale Premiere “Lonely” Video, Reveal Details For New Album “The Bastards”

Palaye Royale have premiered a new video for their new song “Lonely.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Bastards,” which will be released on May 29.

Remington Leith said the following about the new song:

“‘Lonely’ is about the mental and physical abuse I endured as a child. Growing up, I went through so much shit and at points felt so low I couldn’t see a way out. It has affected me deeply throughout my life but I want the world to know that no matter what you’re going through, if I can make it out on the other side, so can you.”

Emerson Barrett added the following about the new album:

“It takes place around the island of Obsidian and it’s set in 1888. In short, it’s a world that started off with intentions where the island encouraged free thinkers and artists to exist and, as everything does in life, eventually it becomes this political power and evil toxicity that comes with everything. To remain a true individual in the society, you must wear a gas mask.”

Sebastian Danzig also commented on the recording process:

“We rented an AirBnB in Joshua Tree, one in London, and we kept on going in little areas and writing new sections of the album. It’s crazy — we thought the album was done in March of last year, and we did the heavy stuff in Joshua Tree. We wrote ‘Little Bastards’ a week before the album was supposed to be mixed and mastered.”

Leith also had the following to say about the lyrics, which deal with subjects like mental health, gun violence, substance use, etc.:

“We need a little honesty and a little truth. The world is getting so tainted by everyone trying to be so fucking perfect and so goddamn PG and trying to walk this line of not trying to offend anyone. People need to be themselves, just for 20 minutes at least.”

“The Bastards” Track Listing:

01. “Little Bastards”
02. “Massacre, The New American Dream”
03. “Anxiety”
04. “Tonight Is The Night I Die”
05. “Lonely”
06. “Hang On To Yourself”
07. “Fucking With My Head”
08. “Nervous Breakdown”
09. “Nightmares”
10. “Masochist”
11. “Doom (Empty)”
12. “Black Sheep”
13. “Stay”
14. “Redeemer”
15. “Lord Of Lies” (bonus track)

Palaye Royale Announce North American Tour

Palaye Royale have announced a spring North American tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/17 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
04/19 Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub
04/20 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
04/21 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
04/22 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
04/24 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
04/25 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
04/26 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
04/29 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
05/01 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
05/03 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
05/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
05/06 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
05/07 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
05/08 Toronto, ON – Opera House
05/10 New York, NY – Webster Hall
05/14 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
05/15 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
05/16 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
05/17 Charlotte, MD – The Underground
05/18 Nashville, TN – The Cowan
05/20 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
05/21 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
05/23 Dallas, TX – TBA
05/24 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
05/27 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
05/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern