Sarah Barthel of Phantogram

Sarah Barthel (Phantogram) - When I'm Small

Phantogram comes along and saves the day. I first heard about the group several months ago when I saw the video for “When I’m Small” on NewNowNext Music. Not only was the song catchy, it was also hard to look away from the video’s black and white imagery (and lead singer Sarah Barthel for that matter). Click the pic above for full-sized image.

The duo’s debut CD, “Eyelid Movies” is my current obsession and is one of the rare CDs that you can listen to straight through. Their label describes their music as a mix of “electronic loops, hip-hop beats, shoegaze, soul, pop.” As varied as the description is, that pretty much nails it. You’ll find a little bit of everything in their album. Out of several standout tracks, “As Far As I Can See,” “When I’m Small,” “Mouthful of Diamonds,” and “Turn It Off” are among my faves.

The duo has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and played to a sold out crowd at Coachella. The group hits the road for the eastern U.S. and Canada in July.

Visit Barsuk Records to keep track of their latest news/tour dates and download a free mp3 of “When I’m Small.” And of course don’t forget to friend them on Facebook.