Thursday, February 25, 2010

Recommended Listening: Phantogram "Eyelid Movies"

A few years back, local musician-about-town Matthew Loiacono introduced me to the music of a duo based in Saratoga Springs called Charlie Everywhere.

The band - comprised of vocalists and multi- instrumentalists Sarah Barthel and Joshua Carter - were quickly signed to Barsuk Records (former home of Death Cab for Cutie among others), changed their name to Phantogram and began an astounding ascent to national acclaim.

The duo describes their music as "a mix of organic and electronic sounds, with swirling guitar, spaced-out synths, and chopped up samples and rhythms" and that's about an apt a description as I could have come up with.

Phantogram's debut album Eyelid Movies has racked up some serious listening time on my iTunes/iPhone/IPod and garnered critical acclaim from a wide array of sources including ABC and NPR.

Check it out for yourself.

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