Diagrams – “Phantom Power” (Stereogum Premiere)
Not sure if Diagrams — former Tunng member Sam Genders — named his new song “Phantom Power” as a nod to its distinct Super Furry Animals influence, but if so: Well done, sir! The tune, from Diagrams’ upcoming album Chromatics, is lush, infectious chamber pop replete with a whimsical whistling hook. But there’s a slight noisy element to it too, as if somebody tore the roof off the chamber and it’s exposed to whipping wind and debris. Genders describes his sound as “crisp, minimalist pop,” but there’s a lot going on here, and I like it. Listen below.
Chromatics is out 1/19/15 on Full Time Hobby.