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We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

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Charli XCX – “Break The Rules” (Phantogram Remix)

Charli XCX’s killer sophomore album, Sucker, came out at the tail end of last year, but she still managed to dominate most of 2014 with a series of high-profile pop collaborations. When it came to her own material though, Charli leaned more punk than pop, as the tantrum-throwing “Break The Rules” illustrated so well. To… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 4, 2015 - 4:54 pm

Phantogram – “Black Out Days (Remix)” (Feat. Danny Brown & Leo Justi)

We’ve already heard a Future Islands remix of Phantogram’s exquisite Voices single “Black Out Days.” Now here’s another alternate take by Brazilian “heavy baile” producer Leo Justi, topped off with typically electric wordplay by Danny Brown, who’s already proven he knows how to rap over sleek, otherworldly electronic pop. Check out the results below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 5, 2014 - 1:44 pm

Stream The Flaming Lips With A Little Help From My Fwends

The Flaming Lips’ much-discussed tribute album to the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is finally here. Like their Dark Side Of The Moon reimagining from a few years ago, With A Little Help From My Fwends has a long list of famous collaborators, including My Morning Jacket, MGMT, Miley Cyrus, Moby, Tegan And… More »

By: James Rettig / October 20, 2014 - 9:07 am

Portishead’s Geoff Barrow Says Phantogram Ripped Him Off, Too

Last year, Geoff Barrow accused Abel Tesfaye of sampling Portishead track “Machine Gun” on the Weeknd’s “Belong To The World” (which he denied) and brought it up again in May when he shared a sampling clearance letter that Tesafaye’s label had sent the artist. Now, Barrow has also accused Phantogram of sampling him without permission. More »

By: James Rettig / September 8, 2014 - 8:58 pm

Flaming Lips’ Sgt. Pepper’s Tribute Tracklist Revealed: My Morning Jacket, MGMT, Miley Cyrus, Tegan And Sara, J Mascis, More

The Flaming Lips already announced the impending release of With A Little Help From My Fwends, their guest-heavy full-length tribute to the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album will include covers of every single song on the Beatles’ original album, and we already knew that it would feature guests like Miley Cyrus,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 4, 2014 - 9:48 am

Watch The Lollapalooza 2014 Webcast Here

Lollapalooza is starting right now in Chicago, and Red Bull TV has done us all a solid by livestreaming as many of the performances as possible. Among the acts you’ll get to see live via three channels are OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Spoon, Chance The Rapper, Jenny Lewis, and Skrillex. Given that it is notMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 1, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Danny Brown Says His Record With The Avalanches Will “Change The World”

Australian DJ crew the Avalanches released their landmark debut album Since I Left You in 2000, and since then, there have been a lot of rumors about a follow-up album but no actual follow-up album. There have been a few songs here and there, and a few years ago, the news circulated that they’d done… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 28, 2014 - 12:13 pm

Phantogram – “Never Going Home (Thom Alt-J Remix)”

Earlier this week, Phantogram recruited Future Islands to remix “Black Out Days,” a song from their new album Voices. And now, Phantogram have solicited another remix, this one from another more-popular-than-you’d-expected festival-mainstay band. Alt-J drummer Thom Green (not this guy) has given the Voices track “Never Going Home” an ominous, synthy reading. The new reworking… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 25, 2014 - 9:38 am

Phantogram – “Black Out Days (Future Islands Remix)”

Though Phantogram’s new album, Voices, came out this past February, it’s been almost a year since we first heard the highlight “Black Out Days,” and now Future Islands have given it the remix treatment. It’s a good reminder that although Sam Herring remains such an unbelievable frontman, there has always been way more to the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 21, 2014 - 11:38 am

Flaming Lips Drummer Says Wayne Coyne Fired Him For Criticizing The Governor’s Daughter’s Native American Headdress

Wayne Coyne likes to pal around with other Oklahoma celebs — here he is hanging out with Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant — and one of those pals is Christina Fallin, the daughter of Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin. The younger Fallin drew a lot of criticism in March for posting a photo of herself… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 2, 2014 - 1:48 pm

Big Boi Says Modest Mouse Collab Is Still Happening, Plans EP With Phantogram

On Thursday night, Big Boi DJed a Coachella party in advance of his second reunion performance as Outkast (which was apparently much better, if you believe music critic Twitter) and dropped some hints to The Hollywood Reporter about what he’ll be up to for the rest of the year. On the rumored Modest Mouse collaboratio… More »

By: James Rettig / April 19, 2014 - 5:04 pm

Watch Phantogram Play Letterman

Last month, Phantogram released their new album, Voices, which was preceded by singles “Black Out Days” and “Fall In Love.” The band stopped by Letterman last night to play a song that wasn’t released as a single, “The Day You Died,” which is nonetheless incredibly catchy and worth your time. Watch it below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 5, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Watch Phantogram Play Kimmel

Yesterday the synth pop duo Phantogram released Voices and stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to play two of its best tracks. They did lead single “Black Out Days” and “Fall In Love,” which recently got a video. Watch the performance below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 19, 2014 - 11:03 am

Stream Phantogram Voices

After a quiet couple years Phantogram came charging back last year with a series of songs expanding the duo’s big, heavy synth-pop. You’ve already heard some of these, like the first single, “Black Out Days,” and the more recent (and awesomely titled) “Bill Murray.” They’re both on the band’s upcoming sophomore album, Voices, which you… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 12, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Phantogram – “Fall In Love” Video

The upstate New York duo Phantogram seems poised to blow the fuck up this year, and that’s largely on the strength of their sharp, arresting big-beated hit “Fall In Love.” The song’s brand-new video is a glamorous black-and-white swirl of lights and geometric patterns and spiky leather gloves, and it will only help in thi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2014 - 1:43 pm

Phantogram – “Bill Murray”

The two members of the upstate New York duo Phantogram, like everyone else in the known universe, are Bill Murray fans. And though “Bill Murray,” a song from their forthcoming album Voices, isn’t about Dr. Peter Venkman, it does aim to capture the man’s spirit. Talking to The Atlantic, Phantogram’s Josh Carter says, “We named… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2014 - 11:47 am

Big Boi – “CPU 2.0″ (Feat. Phantogram & Sade) & “Thom Yarbrough” (Feat. Yarbrough & Peoples)

Even in the midst of headlining 40+ music festivals with the reunited OutKast, Big Boi and Andre 3000 both have new solo albums coming this year according to Revolt TV. And in the lead-up to Big Boi’s follow-up to 2012’s Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, he’s releasing a series of mashups repurposing some of hi… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 27, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Phantogram – “Nothing But Trouble”

Rising alt-pop stars Phantogram have a polished, synthy sophomore album called Voices arriving next month, and we’ve already posted the early tracks “Fall In Love,” “Celebrating Nothing,” and “Black Out Days.” This morning, they share another one: The gleaming “Nothing But Trouble,” which you can practically imagine echoing around the back of a festival field… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2014 - 11:21 am

Phantogram – “Black Out Days” Video

Thus far we’ve heard “Fall In Love,” “Celebrating Nothing,” and “Black Out Days” from Phantogram’s sophomore effort Voices, and now the latter has a very flashy video. In keeping with their leap to a major label, it’s a big-budget operation involving lots of gold paint and dramatic footage of band members Sarah Barthel and Josh… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 19, 2013 - 12:36 pm
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