Michael Cera Palin brings hilarious band name and emo jams to Chatterbot Records

Atlanta rockers catch attention with their name…and keep it with their tunes

Michael Cera Palin (image courtesy of band Facebook page)

Michael Cera Palin may just be the best band name we’ve heard in a hot minute. The Atlanta emo three-piece recently signed to Chatterbot Records and they’re preparing to bring their sound to the world.

Singer Elliott Brabant isn’t sure how the name came up. “It was among a list of other potential band names and that was the one we felt best conveyed our vibe- awkward but still here to have a good time,” he said. Regardless of how it was selected, their name is sure to catch the eye of new listeners as the band prepares to release new material in 2018.

The band was formed in 2015 by Brabant, Jon Williams (bass) and Jon Buncic (drums) and their clever name garnered them attention in their local scene. They released Growing Pains later that same year, an EP full of fast, witty lyrics and an unmistakable indie emo vibe.

Now, Michael Cera Palin is ready to take things to the next level. They signed with Georgia label Chatterbot Records in early January 2018 and will be releasing their second EP I Don’t Know How to Explain It on February 2.

Brabant said that the songs on this new EP were written over the last two years and demonstrate great growth for the band.

Says Brabant, “The lyrics are all about various points of fixation I have regarding art, mental health, relationships and personal identity.”

With new music in the pipeline, the band is now looking towards the future. Hopeful tour dates are in the works and a split release is planned for later in the year. In the meantime, Brabant says the band will continue to contribute to and actively participate in Atlanta’s diverse music scene.

Michael Cera Palin’s EP release show will take place at The Bakery in Atlanta, GA on February 10. In the meantime, check out the band on Spotify and Bandcamp.