Now Hear This: Trippy, Sexy, Cool

Sound-wise it doesn't reinvent the wheel for the band, and that's okay because the off-kilter electronics, garage-style reverb, and dark undercurrents -- as well as Sarah Barthel's sensual vocals -- do well for these guys. Why mess with what works?
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Sound-wise it doesn't reinvent the wheel for the band, and that's okay because the off-kilter electronics, garage-style reverb, and dark undercurrents -- as well as Sarah Barthel's sensual vocals -- do well for these guys. Why mess with what works?
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The New York synth-pop duo Phantogram released a pretty good little album three years ago and now they're back with an EP that's going to be the precursor to their second full-length record. It's self-titled and features four songs, including the lead-off single from the new album.

Sound-wise it doesn't reinvent the wheel for the band, and that's okay because the off-kilter electronics, garage-style reverb, and dark undercurrents -- as well as Sarah Barthel's sensual vocals -- do well for these guys. Why mess with what works?

Here's Black Out Days, performed live in-studio.