Phantogram @ Bonnaroo (6/7)

Date June 12, 2012

After catching a few songs from Yelawolf and White Denim, I queued up to watch electro-rock duo, Phantogram. When I last caught the band they were opening for The Antlers after having just released their spectactular debut album, Eyelid Movies. It was clear back then the band was posed for bigger things and tour slots [...]

MP3: Phantogram – Don’t Move

Date October 10, 2011

Phantogram delivered an outstanding debut last year with Eyelid Movies and quickly became an underground sensation. Now the upstate New York-based trip-hop duo are prepping some new material (in the form of a mini-LP called Nightlife), with the first taste being the marvelous “Don’t Move”. The track features the band’s signature sleek guitar riffs and [...]

Commercial Watch: New Pornographers, Caribou, Best Coast, Those Darlins + more

Date July 14, 2011

It’s time for the annual Summer Edition of Commercial Watch, where I again highlight some of the songs that those marketing folks are harvesting for mass consumption. Since I realize most of you are the Hulu / DVR / next-day-on-youtube type, you’ve probably been blissfully unaware of the indie-savvy beer, car, and shoe ads that [...]

musicforants.com’s Best Songs of 2010

Date December 16, 2010

(photo by cubagallery) Best songs of the year is typically the most difficult list to make but also the most rewarding. There’s nothing more indicative of a year in music then it’s greatest songs, and evident from the tracks listed below, I’d venture to say 2010 was a pretty great year. To add some perspective [...]

Summer (Or What It Sounds Like)

Date May 19, 2010

Photo taken by the amazing Linus Lohoff – Flickr What is all this talk about Vitamin-D being a natural source of energy? In terms of getting anything outside of work done, this has honestly been the most unproductive month of my life (unless you count running after the bus). I may have even resorted to [...]

The Antlers / Phantogram – Live @ Canopy Club

Date April 21, 2010

Phantogram is a band from upstate New York that I was introduced to by Cheryse, when she did an artist spotlight on them early this year.  Since then, the duo’s profile has raised significantly with positive reviews across the board on their debut album Eyelid Movies and plenty of blog buzz. In their opening set [...]