Tag Archives: Phantogram

Live Video: Musicfest NW, Day 1

From the first day of our broadcast from the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland during Musicfest NW: Laura Veirs, Phantogram, The Cave Singers. Plus, a special impromptu performance by Black Prairie, a collective of Portland musicians including Christopher Funk, Nate Query, and Jenny Conlee of The Decemberists along with violinist Annalisa Tornfelt (who also playedRead more...

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Musicfest NW Day 1 performances available now!

You can now listen to the sessions recorded yesterday duirng KEXP’s broadcast from Musicfest NW by heading over to our Live In-Studio Performances page. Check out the full sets by Laura Veirs, Phantogram, and The Cave Singers from the gorgeous Doug Fir Lounge now: Laura Veirs Phantogram The Cave Singers Check back later for today’sRead more...

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Musicfest NW, Day 1: Phantogram

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 theRead more...

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Sasquatch 2010: Monday

Last year at Sasquatch, Monday was the one day I spent mostly at the main stage. This year, it was the day I spent mostly at the smaller stages, starting with Past Lives at the Yeti Stage. Although I’d waited longer to get in to the festival this day than the previous two, the crowdRead more...

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Photos from the Morning Show sessions at the Cutting Room Studios NYC, Pt. 1

This is the first of an ongoing series of installments showcasing the great photos shot during the KEXP Morning Show sessions at the Cutting Room Studios in New York City. This set includes acts from the boroughs of New York and around the world. We were treated to Brooklyn dance punk from Matt & Kim,Read more...

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Out This Week 2/8

This week features a gold mine of amazing new releases hailing from legendary musicians to up-and-coming, best new artists of the year contenders. Brooklyn band Yeasayer released their second album, Odd Blood, the followup to their breakthrough debut, All Hour Cymbals. While the hallucinatory pop maestros still remain within the mish mash realm of Eastern-flavoredRead more...

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Album Review: Phantogram - Eyelid Movies

Street beat, trip pop duo Phantogram teased North America for almost a year with a mere, but terribly addictive, five song EP. The pair from Saratoga Springs, New York, may have left groove junkies everywhere without a fix, but just as they promised, their debut album, Eyelid Movies, is almost here (out February 9 onRead more...

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Saturday Afternoon Artists - A Deeper Look at DJ Michele Myers’ Top 10 of 2009

Greetings KEXPeeps. It’s that time of year... after weeks of agonizing over thousands of choices, each KEXP DJ is supposed to come up with their favorite albums of the year. Which presents the question... Do I choose the ones I think are the most accomplished musically? Or do I choose the ones that I listenRead more...

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Live Video: from the Morning Show during CMJ

There’s a reason festivals like CMJ Music Marathon exist: it’s one of the few times that bands from across the world, in a variety of styles, genres and localities can showcase their young, upcoming bands for American audiences. For some bands -- even local ones -- it’s their first exposure to the important tastemakers, whetherRead more...

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KEXP at CMJ 2009, Day 2: Phantogram

Phan⋅to⋅gram [noun]: A phantogram is a form of optical illusion created with a pair of 2-D images that are distorted in a particular way as to appear 3-D to the viewer. Guitarist Josh Carter and keyboardist Sarah Barthel are just that-- an illsusion of depth and perspective with their rich, layered and complex music. EyesRead more...

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