What do you get when you cross indie sensibility with a bunch of band members who were obviously Tricky listeners in his early years? Phantogram.
Mixing their indie sensibility with an eye towards electronica, Phantogram has produced its first full-length album under this moniker, Eyelid Movies. And just like eyelid movies, this album is dark in places, light in others–a polyphonic surprise.
The first few songs have an energy reminiscent of Metric and you’ll even hear a Stereolab influence on “Let Me Go.” There’s a lot to like here. Definitely the most exciting album of the week, one I scalped from my Lala friend Lake Superior, whom you should connect to on Lala if you haven’t already. He’s from Madison, too, and though I don’t know who he is, I’m impressed by the expanse of his musical interests and taste.