Palm draws inspiration from a palette informed by punk, pop, metal, jazz, skronk, and bossa nova. Over the years, they've refined their sound with a focus on interlocking detail, contrasting density with levity, and an interest in vocal melody and lyrical metaphor to rise above the progressive rock fold. In 2015, the band released their debut full length, Trading Basics, on Exploding in Sound and Inflated Records, garnering acclaim from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, and more.