From Saratoga Springs, New York, Phantogram released their debut full-length Eyelid Movies this year on Barsuk, which is collects new songs as well as favorites from their previous two EPs. Comprised of Sarah Barthel and Joshua Carter, Phantogram play synthy electronica with snare-y hip hop back beats that usually feature Barthel’s airy voice spacing the music’s tight beats out a little. And I don’t know if it’s just the name, but Phantogram’s music does have a certain uniquely spectral quality about it. If you’re an indie rock fan having a graveyard party, make sure you grab the whole discography. And as Cheryl Waters says of the Phantogram, as they finished their set at Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, they “put the ‘x’ in ‘sexy’.”
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