Can a band working in relative isolation craft music that resonates with listeners around the world? Can that band and its music evolve and connect with an ever-widening audience without sacrificing quality or compromising integrity?
When the band in question is Phantogram, the answer to both is unequivocally "yes." And Voices provides indisputable proof.
The New York duo's second full-length album catches the ear quickly, melding hazy dream pop, dark atmospheres, and head-knocking rhythms into a compelling, original sound. Opener "Nothing But Trouble" contrasts waves of distortion with Sarah Barthel's beguiling soprano, underpinned by Josh Carter's gritty urban beats. Moments later, the staccato vocal hook and layered rhythms of "Black Out Days" drive the listener deep into a fever dream of echo and atmospherics. But do not confuse immediacy with instant gratification. The impact of Phantogram's songs intensifies over time.
Since 2007, the Phantogram sound has evolved gradually and organically, and the band's career has mirrored that progress. Formed in Saratoga Springs, a small city in upstate New York, longtime friends Carter and Barthel crafted music untroubled by outside interference. With each new release and national tour since 2009 debut Eyelid Movies (Barsuk), their sound has progressed—and so has their popularity. Yet Voices makes no concessions to commercialism. From inception to execution, Phantogram's second album stays true to the aesthetic that has won them a wide, disparate fan base.
Every ticket for Phantogram's show at Joy Theater includes a download of the new album, Three! You will receive an email from MusicRedemptions.com with instructions on how to claim your download following your ticket purchase. If you don't receive your download codes, please contact help@MusicRedemptions.com
Although we provide the utmost luxury at Canterbury House Apartments in Houma, Louisiana, we realize that you need to get out and socialize with those in your surrounding community. This event gives you the chance to do just that! Don’t hesitate to attend today!
Thursday, November 3, 2016—7:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
The Joy Theater
1200 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112