Michael Cera Palin is an American emo band from Atlanta, Georgia. Formed in 2015, the band currently consists of Elliott Brabant, Jon Williams & Jon Buncic. They have performed with Math the Band, Prince Daddy & The Hyena,Mikey Erg, and others. In October 2015, the band released their debut EP, Growing Pains, followed by their 2018 sophomore release, I Don’t Know How To Explain It. Covering heavy topics like self-harm and internal preservation, Michael Cera Palin doesn’t hold back in taking ownership of their music and creating a metaphorical sphere of consciousness, from which they embrace the listener in the most personal manner. The band’s heavy influence from different genres can be contributed to their progress as artists in the ever-present diversity of Atlanta’s DIY music scene. The music and arts scene that encompasses Georgia’s largest city is more genre-neutral than a lot of its urban equivalents, allowing for show bills to be comprised of bands and artists from a multitude of different musical backgrounds. This phenomena, notes Elliott Brabant, contributes to a local fan base that has a well-rounded interest in music. “Kids go to shows because they want a show to go to”, says Elliot, which leads to a lot of the local prosperity and growth that Michael Cera Palin have endured. Although the exposure of indie rap and other genres played a huge role on the group’s sound, Michael Cera Palin’s style heavily mirrors that of a modern midwest emo, accumulating pent-up emotional aggression behind guitar riffs and crashing drums, before invigorating the listener with an incomparable sense of energy and intrinsic meaning. The band split in 2018, before reuniting in 2020.
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