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Listen: Future Islands remix Phantogram’s “Black Out Days”

on July 21, 2014, 10:15am

Earlier this year, New York synth-pop duo Phantogram released their sophomore LP, Voices. Among the stand-out tracks, “Black Out Days” is a dazzling song that sees singer Sarah Barthel showing off the loud side of her voice and Josh Carter creating an edgy, textured synth-beat. Now, the song has a new look as Baltimore synth-rock act Future Islands have given it the remix treatment.

Where the original buzzed with intensity, Future Islands’ remix is relatively subdued, moving along at a more lackadaisical pace. There’s a much more prominent bassline and their subtle tweaks to the arrangement add interesting moments of nuance. Listen in below and compare with the original.

In addition to their expansive U.S. Tour, Phantogram has added a European jaunt to their schedule. Check the new dates below.

Phantogram 2014 Tour Dates:
07/21 – London, UK @ Rough Trade East
07/24 – Sydney, AU @ Metro
07/25 – Melbourne, AU @ Prince Ballroom
07/27 – Byron Shire, AU @ Splendour in the Grass Festival
08/01 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/09 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/10 – Squamish, BC @ Squamish Valley Fest
08/16 – Portland, OR @ Music Fest Northwest
08/23 – Monterey, CA @ First City Festival
09/04 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre
09/13 – New York, NY @ Pier 97
09/28 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
09/29 – Denver, CO @ Ogden
09/30 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
10/01 – St. Paul, MN @ Myth
10/03 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
10/04 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic
10/03-05 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/11 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s
10/12-12 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
10/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
10/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/20 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/31 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso (London Calling)
11/01 – Hamburg, DE @ MOJO
11/02 – Liepzig, DE @ Taubchental
11/04 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
11/05 – Katowice, PL @ Hipnoza Club
11/06 – Linz, AT @ Ahoil Pop Festival
11/07 – Zurich, CH @ Theater Gessnerallee
11/08 – Basel, CH @ Kaserne – Reithalle
11/10 – Paris, FR @ Fleche D’or
11/12 – Reims, FR @ Cartonnerie
11/13 – London, UK @ KOKO
11/14 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit 2
11/15 – Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
11/18 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast

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