Posts tagged Phantogram
This new track from Phantogram is not simply what I am sure is the best news of the day for Friends From Far fellow contributor Jeremy, but rather, a definitive statement from the band of where they are headed on their upcoming release Nightlife. The song builds off of elements found all over their debut Eyelid Movies, but has a lighter, more pop driven tempo. This is in direct contrast with the darker, heavier trip-hop influences that sometimes choked out the songs on the debut (don’t get me wrong though, Eyelid Movies is a great album). The song channels what the band did with tracks like “As Far As I Can See” and “Mouthful of Diamonds” and distills out some of the density that tracks like “Running from the Cops” and “When I’m Small” offers to Eyelid Movies. Sara Barthel’s voice can shine as she rides on top of, rather than smothered under, the flowing synth, twinges of horns, and the sampled “ohh”s and “ahhh”s. Feel free to stream “Don’t Move” below; but please, do the opposite.
Phantogram – “Don’t Move”
This is my favorite tune by Phantogram. The New York combo of Sarah Barthel (sorry boys, we’re now in a serious relationship) and Josh Carter is incredible. Definitely punching above their weight for just the two of them. Mouthful of Diamonds is a perfect chillout/”Fuck this, I’m going for a walk” song.
Another couple of doozies I’ve added are off the same album:
Phantogram – Let Me Go
Phantogram – When I’m Small