Daryl Palumbo

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Daryl Palumbo
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Palumbo performing with Glassjaw in 2014
Background information
Birth nameDaryl Palumbo
BornFebruary 10, 1979
Origin Bellmore, New York, New York, United States
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keyboard
Years active1993–present
Labels Warner Music
Associated acts

Daryl Palumbo (born February 10, 1979) is an American musician, originally from Bellmore, New York. He is the frontman of the bands Glassjaw, Head Automatica and Color Film. As a youth he was a member of the Long Island straight edge band XbustedX. In 1993 he met guitarist Justin Beck, who would become his good friend. Together they formed Glassjaw.

The Bellmores, New York Hamlet and census-designated place in New York, United States

Bellmore is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population according to the 2010 census was 16,218. Bellmore is located on the south shore of Long Island 5 miles from Jones Beach State Park, approximately 27 miles (43 km) east of Manhattan, and 10 miles (16 km) east of the Nassau-Queens Line. North Bellmore is a census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 19,941 at the 2010 census.

Glassjaw American post-hardcore band

Glassjaw is an American post-hardcore band from Hempstead, New York. The band is fronted by vocalist Daryl Palumbo and guitarist Justin Beck, and was a major part of the Long Island music scene in the early 2000s. The band has been influential in the progression of the underground music scene in the eastern United States and United Kingdom and on the post-hardcore genre, and are known for their intense live shows and frequent line-up changes.

Head Automatica band

Head Automatica is an American rock band from Long Island, New York fronted by Daryl Palumbo.


Palumbo has Crohn's disease, which has acted as inspiration for much of his musical output, most notably in the lyrical content of Glassjaw's major label debut Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence . His affliction has affected his bands' ability to tour, including the cancellation of a tour with The Used in 2005.

Crohns disease type of inflammatory bowel disease

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<i>Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence</i> 2000 studio album by Glassjaw

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence is the debut album of American rock band Glassjaw, released in 2000. It was produced by Ross Robinson. Glassjaw has been rumored to discourage the purchasing of this album due to their acrimonious split from Roadrunner Records. Instead, they encourage people to download their music via file sharing software, such as Limewire. Robinson claimed that the label showed no interest in the band until he pushed to have them signed and showed little interest after.

The Used American rock band formed in Orem, Utah

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Palumbo as front man for Head Automatica Headautomatica.jpg
Palumbo as front man for Head Automatica

Palumbo has worked with many different artists including Alien Ant Farm (performing live with them on their cover of Bad Brains' "Gene Machine"), The Movielife (on the track, "Another Friend"), Ray Cappo (on Glassjaw's cover of the Youth of Today song, "Modern Love Story"), The Rondo Brothers (on the tracks "Hey Stewardess", "Whispering Reef", and "Take Me Back"), Silent Majority (on the track "Popular Opinion"), Every Time I Die (on the track "Champing at the Bit" from Gutter Phenomenon ), Finch (on the tracks "Project Mayhem" and "Grey Matter" from What It Is to Burn ), Cage Kennylz (on the track "Shoot Frank" from Hell's Winter ) and Dan the Automator's Handsome Boy Modeling School. In interviews Palumbo has expressed an interest to work with British singer/songwriter and producer Nick Lowe. In 2004, Palumbo made a brief appearance in the Lostprophets music video for their track "Last Summer", alongside Head Automatica bassist Jarvis Holden. In October 2005, Palumbo appeared as a guest vocalist on the track, "No Way Out" on the album Roadrunner United: The All Star Sessions . The album was a collaboration between past and current bands signed to Roadrunner Records. This release was significant as it showed a new, positive attitude towards the label from Palumbo. Previously, he and Justin Beck had voiced negative statements regarding the label relating to their treatment by Roadrunner and subsequent move to Warner Bros..

Alien Ant Farm American rock band

Alien Ant Farm is an American rock band that formed in Riverside, California, United States, in 1996. They have released five studio albums, and have sold over 5 million units worldwide. The band is best known for their Michael Jackson cover "Smooth Criminal", which topped the Billboard alternative songs charts in 2001.

The Movielife band that plays melodic hardcore

The Movielife is a Long Island punk rock band composed of vocalist Vinnie Caruana, guitarist Brandon Reilly, and drummer Brett Romnes. The band originally formed in 1997 and disbanded in 2003, but announced their official reunion in December 2014.

Ray Cappo American vocalist

Ray Cappo is the vocalist for the hardcore punk band Youth of Today, and former vocalist for the bands Reflex From Pain, Shelter, Better Than A Thousand, and the project recording "Pour Water on It". Cappo is originally from Connecticut, and played drums for the Connecticut band Violent Children. Before moving to New York City in the mid-1980s, Cappo and his band Youth of Today had already made a dent on the scene.

Palumbo also provided guest vocals on the track "Procession Commence" on the 2006 album Sundowning by the Long Island hardcore punk band This Is Hell. He also provided backing vocals on their previous EP.

<i>Sundowning</i> (album) album by This Is Hell

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This Is Hell (band) American hardcore punk band

This Is Hell are an American hardcore punk band from Long Island, New York. The band is known for extensive touring and high energy concerts. To date, the band has released five studio albums and five EPs.

Palumbo was also a judge for the 8th annual Independent Music Awards, to support independent artists. [1] [2]

Palumbo contributed guitar, bass and synthesizer to, and also co-produced Cold Cave's second full-length album, Cherish the Light Years .

Cold Cave

Cold Cave is the moniker for the music of Wesley Eisold based in Los Angeles and New York City whose music is described as a "collage of darkwave, noise, and synthpop". A number of reviewers note the affinity with early 1980's post-punk and early synthpop, in particular Joy Division.

Palumbo announced on his Twitter account that he and friend/ex-Men, Women and Children member Rick Penzone were entering the mixing stages of their first LP with a new project, called Color Film. The duo were featured on the track "It's A Sin" off of Nick Hook's Without You EP. [3] On October 18, 2012, Color Film played their first show at Irving Plaza, New York. Along with the announcement of the show, the band's site went online, revealing their debut full-length details and a download of the track "52 Minds" in exchange for a scratch off ticket code. [4] The album, titled Living Arrangements, was produced by the duo and mixed by Gareth Jones and was expected for a 2013 release. "Bad Saint", another track from the record, is available for streaming and download on Color Film Soundcloud page. [5]

In April 2013, Palumbo released an electro house track titled "Don't Leave Me". [6]

September 2013 saw the release of "It's A Sin" video by Nick Hook featuring Color Film.

Color Film released their debut EP Until You Turn Blue on October 22, 2013 on Calm + Collect. [7] The band also released a live video for their track "Small Town". [4] [8] [9] [10]

Color Film released their debut album Living Arrangements on June 16, 2017.

Glassjaw released their long-awaited follow up to 2002's Worship & Tribute on December 1, 2017- titled Material Control.


The following is an incomplete discography:

with Glassjaw
with Head Automatica
with Debracadabra
with United Nations
with Color Film

Other Recording Projects

See also

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