Black Out Days :: Phantogram

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I’ve seen the name Phantogram as a featured artist on a few rap songs, but never really explored the name on its own or found out if it was a group or single person.  Apparently, the Greenwich, a New York electronic rock duo are releasing their second album, Voices on February 18th.  Check out “Black Out Days”, below.


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Other Goods: Sleigh Bells

It’s really hipster-ish for me to be upset at myself for just discovering a band only to find that they’re already the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.  I slept soundly.  Sleigh Bells is like listening to a children’s choir that’s probably about to set your home on fire after they get finished singing…at Christmastime.  To make things ten times weirder, come to find out Sleigh Bells consists of female vocalist Alexis Krauss and guitarist Derek E. Miller…there are no actual evil children involved in making the gloriously twisted music that the band brings to the table.  

Vocalist Alexis Krauss

Kids x Sleigh Bells (from the album Treats)

End Of The Line x Sleigh Bells (Live At The Bowery – from the album Reign Of Terror)

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Other Goods: She Sells Sanctuary x The Cult

 I first became familiar with this song watching one of my favorite films ever, Layer Cake.  The soundtrack to the film is all kinds of dope in terms of syncing beautifully with the style of the movie, but to me this song specifically kicks ass.  This song was originally on band The Cult’s 1985 album Love.  Check out the lead singer, Ian Astbury, getting busy in the opening of the video, though.  The beat drops and it’s nothing but FOOT-WORK.  I died laughing.

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Other Goods: Turn On The Bright Lights x Interpol

Offbeat will be an ongoing category that will spotlight an album or song (past or present) from a genre other than hip-hop or R&B that I’ve managed to stumble across.  

Turn On The Bright Lights was the first of four albums by post-punk revival band Interpol.  I randomly picked this up in 2002 for the most ridiculous reason…the cover had a cool look to it.  This is one of those times when I lucked up off of a whim.  The music behind the album cover matched the mood of the album: dark and brooding with a fiery, colorful undertone.  Quite simply, Turn On The Bright Lights is basically a perfectly put-together album and received well-deserved critical acclaim coming out of the gate.  To cop it on iTunes, Click Here.

Obstacle 1 x Interpol 

Untitled (Live) x Interpol

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