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The Last City is an Orchestral Folk Rock band in Dallas, Texas.
The Last City is an Orchestral Folk Rock band in Dallas, Texas. Their first studio LP, The Last City, is out now!
The Last City combines classical instrumentation with indie rock arrangements and pop melodies. Adrien (guitar and vocals) and Lizbet Palmer (violin and piano) draw from such influences as Damien Rice, John Mayer and Fall Out Boy. As “religious free agents”, their music and lives explore different cultures and spiritual practices, but is also willfully human. After living in Hiroshima, Japan for three years, they are currently laying roots in Dallas, Texas.
The Last City is an orchestral folk-rock band that combines classical instrumentation with acoustic rock arrangements and pop melodies.
Adrien (guitar and vocals) and Lizbet Palmer (violin and piano) draw from such influences as Damien Rice, John Mayer and Fall Out Boy to create a compelling musical experience full of memorable moments. Dense lyricism and intricate arrangements explore the complexity of the human experience, both in a deeply personal way and in the societal struggle with religion and relationship. As “religious free agents”, their music and lives explore different cultures and spiritual practices, but is also willfully human.
In 2018, The Last City hit the studio to record their first studio LP, the self-titled Last City LP.
Originally part of a different band in South Carolina, The Last City official formed a couple months after Lizbet and Adrien left that band to work in Hiroshima, Japan. While there, The Last City performed extensively from local bars to house concerts, from church services to city festivals. While there, they recorded and released 3 EPs, most notably Mixed Reviews, Pt. 1. Much of their performance style and musical presentation are informed by these experiences, playing in front of multi-cultural, multi-lingual audiences around the world.
Moving to Dallas in 2015 meant starting from scratch in a city neither one had visited prior to driving a U-Haul full of all their worldly possessions across the border. Since then they have been performing locally, accompanying other artists. Shortly after that, they completed their first tour of the southeast United States.
In January of 2017, they began their most ambitious project yet: Patreon. Each month, they are writing, recording and releasing a song that focuses on a word and concept from a foreign language. Their extensive travels have fostered a curiosity about other cultures and the many different ways that interaction with other ways of thinking literally changes our minds.
As a companion to these travels and stories, they have also written a book, Sh!t My Heathen Friends Say. In it, they track the conversations and unlikely experiences that were the most poignant in opening their minds to new understandings of the world.