Posts Tagged ‘cause’

May 19, 2018
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It’s a splendid Friday for fans of Phantogram like me. Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter have surprised us with two new tracks, one an original, one a Sparklehorse cover. All proceeds from the new two-track single go to a very good cause, one that’s far too relevant lately considering all the dear people we’ve been losing, both in our personal lives and within the music scene. The single benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). For Sarah Barthel, who lost her own sister to suicide back in 2016, this is all too personal. Steam new song Someday above, which sees the typically trip hop and electro-rock duo go a dreamy meditative route. Their gorgeous cover of Sparklehorse’s Saturday can be streamed below. 

October 19, 2017
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Not only is this next one dedicated to a great cause, but its a stellar new offering from Belfast duo New Portals. They’ve released Sober such that all download proceeds via Bandcamp and iTunes would go to Macmillan Cancer Support’s Go Sober For October campaign. The lissome and enchanting pop aria pairs a 4/4 beat with mesmeric guitars and the duo’s trademark lush harmonies. It’s brisk yet piquant, frisky and uplifting. “I like to party when we’re sober,” they croon on the charming song. It’s true. Who needs anything else when you can dance to your heart’s content to this nimble and ebullient gem? Support the song and Go Sober For October by purchasing Sober from iTunes, here, or Bandcamp, here.