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Good Afternoon Playtonics,

I hope you are enjoying one of our most prolific days in the last few weeks. Today we posted some music news as well as philosophy news, but now I present to you “Getting To Know You: Phantogram,” an exclusive interview with Phantogram! Last month we featured Phantogram in our segment on rising bands called “Introducing” and additionally I posted my review of the band’s show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge.

Phantogram (learn more about this word here) consists of duo Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel. While their sound incorporates many contemporary influences and current trends such as drum loops and dreamy electronic accompaniment, their music is dynamic and their melodies are quite catchy.  Recently, the Saratoga Springs, NY based band released their debut album Eyelid Moves on Barsuk Records.

With the generous help of Barsuk Records’ PR cordinator Grant McCallum, I was able to get in touch with Phantogram to spark a truly playtonic dialogue. After the jump find out about how the band constructs their live shows, their favorite member of the Beatles, and more!

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Hey Playtonics,

Check out my review from Friday night’s Phantogram concert at The Bowery Presents The House List:

http://houselist.bowerypresents.com/2010/02/phantogram-exceeds-expectations/

Photo courtesy of Diana Wong | http://dianawongphoto.blogspot.com/

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Hey Playtonics,

I’d like to introduce you all to a group that soon will need no introduction: Phantogram. I came across Phantogram when I was choosing shows to review for February. Scrolling though the acts at the Bowery Presents’ venues, I saw they are playing at the Mercury Lounge this Friday and I seized the opportunity to see this emerging buzz-band live. According to many music blogs and websites, Phantogram is on the precipice of greatness and their showcase at CMJ in the fall helped make their case.  (more…)

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Mornin’ Playtonics,

For those of you who don’t know, in addition to writing semi-daily for Playtonic Dialogues, I am also a contributing photographer and writer for The Bowery Presents The House List. Since moving to New York, I have written reviews for Animal Collective and Battles/!!!/Flying Lotus, as well as many other concerts produced at all New York venues currently booked by The Bowery Presents, including the Mercury Lounge, the Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall, the Music Hall of Williamsburg, Terminal 5, the Brooklyn Bowl, and more… This month I will be contributing the following shows for The House List:

2/1: Retribution Gospel Choir (with opener Datus), Mercury Lounge,(photography and review)

2/6: Hot Chip, Music Hall of Williamsburg, (review)

2/12: Phantogram, Mercury Lounge (review)

2/20: Crystal Stilts, Music Hall of Williamsburg (photography and review)

2/26: Wild Beasts, Bowery Ballroom (photography and review)

Look out for my reviews and photos which will be on The Bowery Presents The House List as well as this site.

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