Posts Tagged Phantogram
I’m going through djing withdrawals again. I’ve started jonesing and getting the shakes. Lately, I’ve been falling into the spacey fantastic world of electro pop. Its great to dance to, relax to, and even better to study to.The other bizarre thing I find when I am on an electro pop binge is that it makes life feel like a movie. Everything is kinda special and unearthly. What it does is create a soundtrack to life, which is something special.
I am still a little euphoric after a truly magical concert. Sunday night I had the wonderful opportunity to go see Phantogram‘s last stop on their Nightlife EP tour, at a nice small venue in Burlington, Vermont. It was only $13 for a ticket. I can’t imagine going to see another act of this magnitude for anywhere near the cost. I know it sounds crazy but it should have been twice the cost to get in to that show.
Can you believe that it’s already been two years since released their debut album Eyelid Movies? Time flies when you are in love. Good news though! Phantogram has an up coming mini LP/EP dropping November 1st. The new album is entitled Nightlife and will contain six tracks. Luckily, Phantogram’s rocking awesome label Barsuk released the official track listing along with the song “Don’t Move.”
As youth I seem to remember a lot of popular music gaining notoriety because of the creative videos that accompanied them. As I grew older I found videos to be less important in my musical tastes. I think that it came about because of the limiting aspects videos have on music. Once you see a music video you can’t un-see it, so your visual association with the song will always be the same memory.
I would prefer music to be more like a book, where I can make up what the visuals are that connect with the music. Isn’t it true that the book is always better than the movie?? In my opinion the song is always better than the video.
I know that video can never be subtracted from the industry. That is why I have fallen in love with KEXP 90.3′s YouTube channel. KEXP is a independent radio station that is based out of Seattle. On their YouTube channel they have live performances of great indie bands and the video production is so stellar that there is no need for the artist to produce a music video. Also I think that watching a band or a set of musicians is more interesting to watch than a short film that is edited to fit the meaning of the song
Below are some of my personal favorites.
If you notice Eric Elbogen of “Say Hi” is sitting in on the set!!
“A Place to Bury Stranger” How can you not love that band name??
This is this video that inspired this post