Phantogram – “Celebrating Nothing” (Stereogum Premiere)
Shoegaze-tinged, electro-thumping Saratoga Springs duo Phantogram built up a grassroots following for 2009 debut Eyelid Movies by touring their asses off. Since then they’ve released 2011’s killer Nightlife EP, collaborated with Big Boi and the Flaming Lips and continued to tour their asses off. It’s been four solid years and still no official announcement regarding second LP Voices, but they have dropped hints and a great new song called “Black Out Days.” And they’ll keep us dangling for the time being, but they do have some more new music to tide us over, a self-titled EP that’s coming less than a week from now. Here’s a taste of that EP, a typically arching and swooning track called “Celebrating Nothing” that splits the difference between Beach House and Sleigh Bells. Stream it below.
Phantogram’s self-titled EP is out 9/30 via Republic.
[Photo by Timothy Saccenti]