"It turns out all that hype might have been appropriate…one moment it’s a snarling synth-rock banger a la Radiohead’s “Myxomatosis,” the next it’s an emotional computer ballad like Nicki Minaj’s “Truffle Butter” beat bawling its eyes out” - STEREOGUM
“Phantogram perfectly capture those feelings of desperation, hunger, and boredom, wrapping it all into a track that packs an unexpected punch” - MTV
"Hypnotic" - ROLLING STONE
NY indie-electronica duo Phantogram – comprised of Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter - have premiered the video to new single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” on Fader. The track, which has already had 2.5 million Spotify streams, impacts on September 16 and is the first single to be taken from Phantogram’s new album ‘Three’, also out September 16 on new UK label Fiction Records.
The video was shot in Bombay Beach on the shores of The Salton Sea in California, and is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Grant Singer, who has previously directed promos for Sky Ferreira, Skrillex, Ariel Pink, Little Dragon, Sleigh Bells, Foxygen and The Weeknd.
“You Don’t Get Me High Anymore is about the loneliness in superficial relationships and that feeling of not being able to find happiness in places that were once so easy to come across,” says Phantogram’s Carter. “The desolation in Bombay Beach represents that feeling really well. The area was once a promising vacation spot before the droughts and now it’s a ghost town. We were excited that Grant picked that spot, he understood the aesthetic of the song right off the bat and ran with it.”
Since the release of their 2014 US break-though album Voices, Phantogram have trekked across the globe playing live shows and festival dates, contributed features to everyone from A-Trak to Miley Cyrus and been sampled by Kanye West, The Game and A$AP Rocky, as well as releasing their debut BIG GRAMS LP with good friend and musical partner in crime, Big Boi of Outkast. The New York bred duo made writing stops at home and in Atlanta before picking back up in Los Angeles to record Three. Carter and Barthel shared duties on production and vocals, melding elements of rock, pop, hip-hop and electronic. The resulting sound leans darker and more psychedelic yet with some of the brightest and most introspective pop melodies they’ve delivered to date, truly making them genre-defying artists for the 21st century.
Phantogram will be touring across the United States and Canada in the autumn before reaching Europe in November. The UK leg includes dates in Brighton, Manchester, Glasgow and a show at London’s Heaven on Wednesday 16th November.
Watch Phantogram perform “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” on ‘The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon’ here or read their interview on Pitchfork.
ALBUM PRE-ORDER LINKS
Google Play: http://po.st/PGTPGP
Fiction Store: http://po.st/PGPRE
Phantogram Store: http://www.phantogramshop.com/
Rock supergroup Orbs have released the visuals for their single, "Giving Tree Hanging Me." Watch the video HERE via New Noise Magazine. The original track comes from the band's new album Past Life Regression, released on July 15th. Fans can purchase the album HERE or stream it in full HERE via Team Rock. The band will be touring the east coast in support of the new project, marking their first live performances in over five years.
"It was really important to us to find a way to bring some of the reincarnation story from the album to life," bassist Dan Briggs told New Noise Magazine. The remorseful, piano-driven "Giving Tree Hanging Me" is one of the more emotional songs on the band's new album. Briggs explained that, "The tree man plays an important visual in the album and we found a way to bring it to life with mixed media and great drawings." The drawings, created by Thomas Sara, fuel the creative vision developed by Briggs and director Richie Valdez (All Shall Perish, The Red Chord). "Valdez is a true creative warrior, I couldn't be happier with the result."
"I wanted to convey the guilt we carry when we affect someone with our selfish actions," vocalist Adam Fisher told Substream Magazine on the original track, "The main character can't forgive himself and though he keeps travelling he can't seem to move on." On the composition of the track, bassist Dan Briggs added that, "the big blowout at the end of the song does feel like a funeral dirge, with the character accepting his place in the forest as his final resting place."
Orbs is the creative brainchild of Dan Briggs (of Between The Buried and Me), Ashley Ellyllon and Adam Fisher (of Fear Before The March of Flames). The trio first joined forces in 2010, releasing their debut project, Asleep Next To Science, with Equal Vision Records. In the six years since their inception, ORBS gained a steady fan base and released a two-track EP, These People Are Animals mixed by Ken Andrews whose previous collaborations include Failure and Paramore. Past Life Regression, self-produced by Dan Briggs, was released on his own imprint called Hogweed & Fugue Record, via Equal Vision Records. With this project, ORBS re-enters the music scene ready to perform for their fans for the first time in five years.
You know that first rush of love, the intoxicating buzz automatically generated by meeting someone special? Pop artisans The Veronicas have freeze-framed that precise moment in their thrilling new single, ‘In My Blood’. As announced by The Veronicas, ‘In My Blood’ will be impacting Sept 9th through RCA Records. ‘In My Blood’ marks not only the first taste of The Veronicas upcoming fourth studio album, but is also the first song they wrote for it.
"It's that elated, euphoric feeling of love at first sight. L ove and adrenalin are rushing through your blood. It's like a chemical injection. You've instantly connected with someone. You're knocked out by this person.” – Jessica & Lisa Origliasso
‘In My Blood’ see The Veronicas once again teaming up with Australian song-writers and producers David Musumeci and Anthony Egizii of DNA Songs, the team behind their 2014 hit‘You Ruin Me’.
‘You Ruin Me’ debuted at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart (their second chart topper after ‘Hook Me Up’ in 2007) and sold over 200,000 copies going triple platinum. It became their second UK Top 10 hit (behind ‘Untouched’ in 2009) and went Top 40 on the US Adult Contemporary chart. ‘If You Love Someone’ and ‘Cruel’, also lifted from their platinum self-titled album, followed ‘You Ruin Me’ up the charts, and in 2015 the sisters embarked on their Sanctified headline tour of Australia and the UK.
With her heavy duty pop songs that fizz with rock’n’roll energy and bare bones emotion, MY is here to drag pop into the moshpit and steal our hearts at the same time. The 24 year old Swedish singer and songwriter is, depending on your preference, akin to Paramore’s Hayley Williams as produced by Max Martin or My Chemical Romance fronted by Katy Perry, all coated with a layer of Swedish noir. Her debut track Invincible is available now on Relentless Records.
WATCH THE STRIPPED ‘INVINCIBLE’ VIDEO HERE:
Co-written with Mike Duce of Lower Than Atlantis, Invincible was recorded in the UK last year and is a tale of strength and empowerment. MY explains; “I wrote Invincible with my friend Mike Duce, and the producer team Laconic. In the beginning the song was about being strong and independent, but it’s also about being with someone who empowers you. It could be a friend, a faith, or even an interest that makes you feel great. Main message: surround yourself with a love that makes you feel wonderful and epic.”
Born and raised in a small village in rural Sweden, the daughter of the preacher from the local chapel, MY sings of life and love with brutal honesty and a dark edge. Raised on a diet of Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills and Nash and of course ABBA, and later discovering Nirvana, My Chemical Romance and bands like Refused from the local hardcore scene, MY’s love of both the hard and soft ends of the sonic spectrum goes way back to her childhood.
Now, with over 70 songs recorded in between her home base of Stockholm and London, including the awesomely aggro ‘Don’t Tell My Heart’ and out-of-control ‘White Water’, MY has to embark on the unenviable task of whittling them down for her debut album, due for release next year.
Honesty, dark lyrics, social conscience, guitars and animals, wrapped up in pop songs. This is MY. A new pop force has arrived.
MY’s debut single ‘Invincible’ is available to buy now on iTunes and to stream on Spotify.
With two globally successful albums under their belt so far, The Pretty Reckless return with their third album, out on Razor and Tie/Virgin EMI this autumn. Actress / Model / Rock Star Taylor Momsen showcases her sultry vocals against a backdrop of chuggy rock guitars on 'Take Me Down', the first release from the album. LISTEN HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nrlsUvbKTs
'Take Me Down' received its first radio plays in the UK on Kerrang! Radio on Thursday 14th July and on Radio 1’s New Music Friday the following day, following a US premiere on iHeartRadio.
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