I think it’s about time I fill you guys in on Phantogram. This duo from Saratoga Springs, NY is composed of the incomparable Sarah Barthel (vocals and keyboards) and Josh Carter (vocals and guitar). Their debut, Eyelid Movies, was a perfect meld of their trip-hop fueled beats. Phantogram’s spaced out synths provide an off balanced yet rhythmic elctro-beat that keeps you coming back on tracks like When I’m Small and Mouthful of Diamonds.
In Don’t Move, you hear the maturity that has been developing throughout Phantogram’s early career. The sound has a happier, lighter flow. I feel like everything is more in sync and there an understated confidence in the single. Impressive. That confidence might have something to be with being named a “must see act” for several top music festivals this year. This single comes off the upcoming mini-LP, Nightlife, which is set to drop November 1.
If you live in the DC area, man o man are you lucky! Phantogram will be playing @ Black Cat DC on Wednesday November 16. This is going to be a dynamite show. How could you pass up the chance to witness the supreme talent of the super sexy Sarah Barthel. She’s easily my No. 1 crush on the indie music scene. So get your tickets now so we can dance our faces off to Phantogram.
Phantogram – Don’t Move