Phantogram – “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”

Phantogram have been teasing their new single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” for well over a week, and it turns out all that hype might have been appropriate. The song presents Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter at their best: One moment it’s a snarling synth-rock banger a la Radiohead’s “Myxomatosis,” the next it’s an emotional computer ballad like Nicki Minaj’s “Truffle Butter” beat bawling its eyes out. Barthel tells Pitchfork the duo’s new album Three will be a dark one, largely inspired by her sister’s suicide:

It’s a lot more fucking boombastic and heavy. I think the record, to us, is about heartbreak. We’ve kind of had a tough year, so a lot of inspiration and drive came from our own experiences.

A video directed by the great Grant Singer is forthcoming, but in the meantime, the song itself is more than enough. Listen up.

UPDATE: Phantogram have shared full details on Three. It’s out 9/16 on Republic and is available for pre-order from iTunes or Google Play.. Here’s the tracklist:

01 “Funeral Pyre”
02 “Same Old Blues”
03 “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”
04 “Cruel World”
05 “Barking Dog”
06 “You’re Mine”
07 “Answer”
08 “Run Run Blood”
09 “Destroyer”
10 “Calling All”

This is the cover art:

Phantogram have also announced tour dates:

06/16 New York, NY @ Samsung 837 – SOLD OUT
07/31 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues – SOLD OUT
09/29 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
09/30 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
10/01 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
10/02 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/04 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
10/05 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
10/06 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10/07 Seattle, WA @ The Paramount
10/08 Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub
10/09 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue
10/12 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
10/15 Ames, IA @ Great Hall Memorial Union
10/16 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/18 Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Pavilion
10/19 Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/20 Montreal, Quebec @ Corona Theatre
10/21 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/22 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
10/24 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
10/25 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/26 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/28 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
10/29 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
10/30 Knoxville, TN @ The Mill and the Mine
10/31 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
11/02 Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
11/03 New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater
11/05 Dallas, Texas @ Bomb Factory

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