Palomar is an indie rock band from Brooklyn, New York. The band originally formed in 1998; however, Rachel Warren is the only original
member still in the band. Palomar has completed national U.S. tours every year since 2003, including a tour shared with nationally renowned
indie band Mates of State. Their music has earned praise from various magazines including Pitchfork Media and The Austin Chronicle.
The blend of rock music and melodic female vocals create a simple and driving pop sound reminiscent of the more popular Rilo Kiley. As of
2016, the band has released five full-length albums.
The name is taken from the Palomar Observatory in San Diego County, California.