Date Palms shaped initial being a duo in 2008 by multi-instrumentalists Marielle Jakobsons and Gregg Kowalsky in Oakland, California. Their initial stages of audio came by means of bass-heavy ambient pop, augmenting digital textures with an increase of organic violin playing within their gradual, foggy, and frequently instrumental compositions. The duo documented frequently, and finally released their debut record, Of Psalms, with Main Strata this year 2010. They implemented with Honey Devash in 2011 and in 2012 added to a four-band divide compilation along with equivalent synth/psych serves Pulse Emitter, Expo 70, and Faceplant. For this period the duo extended to add bassist Ben Bracken, tanpura participant Michael Elrod, and Noah Phillips on guitar, a musical instrument that acquired always been still left off previous Time Palms periods. The duo-turned-quartet started playing live and proved helpful jointly on third record The Dusted Periods, which saw discharge in 2013, this time around on Thrill Jockey.