Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Phantogram/Glitch Mob- LIVE REVIEW Part 1

After a last minute venue change from the King Plow to the Masquerade, July 15, 2011, ended up as a highly memorable evening of musical intensity. I'm talking of course about the Phantogram/ Glitch Mob show in Atlanta, Georgia. With the original venue overbooked, this electronic extravaganza was banished to the belfry-esque nether-regions of the Masquerade's upstairs stage. However, almost a headlining act itself, the Masquerade refused to disappoint. The "anything goes" atmosphere may perturb those of Coldplay fandom, but the place sure knows how to deliver a main course of high caloric live musical deliciousness.

I haven't yet had the opportunity to talk much about Phantogram since my writing duties began at Fake Plastic Tunes. Their debut album, Eyelid Movies, came out in mid-2010 and newer material from other artists has taken priority. Yet, I highly recommend giving it several spins- it boasts four to five downtempo masterworks (may I recommend radio hit "When I'm Small, "Running From the Cops, and "Bloody Palms") in the vein of Moby and Crystal Castles. This duo from New York, Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter, look to have a strong shelf life. They will be releasing an EP later this year so look for it here on the site.

- Fr. Jones

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