Posts Tagged ‘Phantogram’

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. 

September 18, 2017
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We first shared this track over three years ago, but Until The Ribbon Breaks’ unique re-imagination of Phantogram’s Fall In Love seems to have been brought back into the light recently with an official single release on Republic, so we’re going to give the brilliant re-work of one of our favorite Phantogram songs another much deserved whirl. British project UTRB, whose dark and gritty synthpop and electronica is always welcome in our books, strips down Phantogram’s trip hop anthem, creating an ambient electronic soundscape full of smooth ripples, cosmic synths, and glitchy beats in its stead. The resulting composition feels like it spans space and time. It’s a profoundly sprawling, deeply meditative beauty that could very well be examining the meanings of love and life, or how they’ve intertwined through the ages.

November 30, 2016
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Immersive soundscape by Me Not You on their debut track ‘Bulletproof’. The New York duo generates an off-kilter atmosphere of uncertainty that swirls into a direction of hope for new beginnings. This duo I liken to Phantogram and Purity Ring. 

November 1, 2016
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It’s not every day that we even consider the thought of Phantogram and Miami Horror side by side. So it was a totally unexpected delight when a remix of Phantogram’s You Don’t Get Me High Anymore by Miami Horror surfaced out of the blue the other day. Both these bands can “get me high” on music at any given moment. Miami Horror certainly launches me sky high with this clever transformation of one of my favorite tracks off Phantogram’s new album Three. The Australian synthpop band gives You Don’t Get Me High Anymore a deep balmy remix whose glittering disco and buoyant house paints Phantogram in warm effulgent hues. The difference is literally, like night and day. 

September 30, 2016

October is going to begin in a rather epic fashion. Not only do I get to see my favorite trip hop and electro-gaze band headline the Fox Theater in Oakland on October 5th, but that very same band, Phantogram, will be dropping their eagerly anticipated new album THREE the Friday after the show! It’s going to be exciting hearing the new material live before the album arrives. We have, after all, already fallen hard for so many tracks revealed off of THREE. And I have a feeling the costumes, lights, and stage persona prepared for Phantogram’s new tour are going to be over the top imaginative. You’re Mine is Sarah and Josh’s latest treat from the LP, an abrupt throbbing pulse of glitchy soulful trip pop. If you haven’t ordered your copy of THREE yet, snag it here on iTunes.

August 18, 2016

In a couple months, Phantogram will be releasing their new album THREE, and I’m nearly holding my breath as I look forward to that fateful day. Sarah and Josh have decided to unleash a new cut off the record as we wait. Cruel World is a more subdued and doleful listen compared to some of the duo’s vivacious music they’ve put out with Big Boi or what we’ve heard from THREE so far. Despite its momentary simplicity, an abundance of signature Phantogram trip hop and glitch pop kick in gloriously alongside Sarah’s downcast singing just the same. The contrast is exhilarating, hitting us like well crafted, perfectly timed drops. The woeful ode to the darker side of life cuts to the bone. After all, we all have broken and anguished moments when life seems hopelessly unfair. THREE can be pre-ordered now from iTunes or Phantogram’s webstore ahead of its October 7th release.

July 23, 2016

Phantogram is pretty far up on my list of favorite bands and artists. Their unique and edgy mixture of trip hop, glitch pop, and electropop never disappoints, just as their most recent single You Don’t Get Me High Anymore grips and enthralls. As we eagerly await seeing Sarah and Josh perform their new music at the Fox Theater in Oakland on October 5th and look forward to Phantogram’s new album THREE, let’s get lost in the band’s magnificent new video for restless intoxicating You Don’t Get Me High Anymore. It’s certainly an other worldly clip full of destruction and abstract intrigue. THREE will be out on September 16th.

June 29, 2016
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 06.27.2016

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June 28, 2016
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Another sensational remix of A-Trak’s Phantogram featuring hit Parallel Lines has surfaced, and this time, its roots lie right here in the gorgeous Bay, too. San Francisco’s BLU J take us on a florescent reverie with the mysterious duo’s lithe bouncing, supple buoyant summer dance remix. The deep future house vibes are strong on this invigorating new rendition of the song, a dazzling soiree that ripples and jars in a gloriously sweeping manner. Who says vibrant can’t be meditative or rapturous can’t be ruminant? It’s a rather profound and exhilarating sort of dance party that BLU J ignites with this official re-work, which will be on the Parallel Lines remixes package out July 1st on A-Trak’s imprint Fool’s Gold. Head to iTunes to purchase the remix.

June 18, 2016
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May start posting these ongoing “MOOSIQ MOSAICs” direct on IHM for those who haven’t had time to catch up on daily features and want to stream some rad new tunes via a handy Soundcloud playlist. Been doing this for awhile now, but likely many are still not aware (particularly if you don’t follow IHM on Twitter or Facebook). This one’s sonic gold, so many sizzling hot jams featured earlier this week on June 15th! Only songs that are streaming in full on Soundcloud are included in these playlists, snippets and previews are excluded.