Phantogram – Three

When Phantogram came around in 2007, the duo’s use of sampling freshened up a world that was, at the time, way too obsessed with chillwave and indie rock ballads. Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel mixed guitars, keyboards, and howling vocals for a slew of EPs, capturing the ears of fans who loved the spliced surprises of acts like the Beastie Boys and David Bowie. As they worked through new material, their grasp of production increased rapidly, and soon artists like Miley Cyrus and Big Boi were knocking at their door to collaborate. It’s a warranted attention; the duo know how to bang downbeats. But for the first time in a long while, they bite their own tail here, chewing up their own style on Three to create what sounds like alternative dance floor remixes and half-baked slow songs.

Release Date
October 07, 2016
Label
Republic
Formats
digital, vinyl, cd
Read our review
No comments