Author: Izzy Marshall
Phantogram returns to Madison this Tuesday, August 26th, to play the city’s newest concert venue, The Sylvee, supported by Bob Moses. Comprised of childhood friends Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter, known both individually and as Phantogram for collaborations with acts such as The Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus, and Outkast’s Big Boi, the self proclaimed “street beat, psych pop” duo recently kicked off the U.S. leg of their first tour since 2016. The band has been making music together since 2007, but, after changing their name,—they originally recorded under Charlie Everywhere—releasing two EPs, and signing with Barsuk Records, Phantogram released their debut album, “Eyelid Movies”, in February of 2010 to mostly favorable reviews. Since then, they’ve released two more full-length records, including “Three”, which was released by Republic Records in 2016 and debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200. Listen to their latest single, “Mister Impossible”, here: > Embed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDWLv-1MCXc Similarly to Phantogram, Tuesday night’s opening act, Canadian alternative electronic duo Bob Moses, is composed of childhood friends. Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance have been combining their classical training and respective backgrounds in rock and trance music since the late aughts, after a chance encounter in a Lowe’s parking lot reunited them. Since the release of their debut EP, “Hands to Hold”, through Scissor & Thread in 2012, they’ve continued to release a steady stream of singles and EPs, as well as two full-length albums. Notably, Portuguese DJ RAC’s remix of their 2015 song “Tearing Me Up” won the Grammy for best remixed recording, non-classical. Check out Bob Moses’ original version of “Tearing Me Up”, which peaked at No. 16 on Billboard‘s Alternative Songs chart, here: > Embed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAS5Z1GvxrQ And see you at The Sylvee on Tuesday, August 26th at 8 PM, for a night of trip-hop with Phantogram and Bob Moses. Doors open at 6:30 PM.