Now Hear This: Trippy, Sexy, Cool

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.

Chez Pazienza was the beating heart of The Daily Banter, sadly passing away on February 25, 2017. His voice remains ever present at the Banter, and his influence as powerful as ever.