Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Street Beat, Psych Pop

The rock duo of Phantogram have a style that the lead singer Sarah Barthel describes as "A combination of Serge Gainsbourg, sampling and Detroit hip-hop." After being discouraged in pursuing a visual arts degree, Sarah joined up with her junior-high school friend Josh Carter in Brooklyn to form Phantogram. This trip-hop duet has opened for bands such as Yeasayer, Ra Ra Riot and The XX and was even featured in the MTV hit show Skins for their song When I'm Small.

Mouthful of Diamonds by Phantogram

When I'm Small by Phantogram