The Palmer Squares / Netherfriends / Vantablac SOL

What originally began as an inside joke amongst high school friends, unexpectedly morphed into a legitimate hip-hop duo that has now garnered praise from some of the most respected veterans in the game. One day after school, despite never having the urge to pen a verse before, Acumental and Term conspired amongst themselves to poke fun of the prevailing trends. After sharing these ridiculous parodies with their close friends, they were showered with the anticipated laughs, but also received an overwhelming, unexpected response they could have never foreseen: “write more; this is amazing!” Thus, The Palmer Squares were born.

Netherfriends is Shawn Rosenblatt. He is always on tour and releases music like it's the end of the world. He finished a year long project of writing and recording a song and performing in all 50 states in 2010. In 2016 he released a new LP every month online and this year (2017) he is releasing 2 new albums every month. When he performs live he doesn't use backing tracks or a laptop, but instead uses 2 loop pedals and various instruments. Netherfriends music is hard to describe, he makes music in various genres, but mostly focuses on rap/ hip hop-centric beats and singing about love and tree. He currently lives in Austin, TX, but plans to move back to chicago one day and open a store called Netherfriends.