Phantogram – “Run Run Blood”

Phantogram – “Run Run Blood”

Phantogram recently announced their upcoming third studio LP Three alongside the absolute monster of a lead single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore,” which they followed up with an equally bombastic music video. Stakes are high for this new album, but Phantogram keep their winning streak going with second single “Run Run Blood.” It’s another surprisingly industrial take on the duo’s signature synth-pop, echoing the cacophonous sneer of “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore.”

Phantogram’s Josh Carter explains that the track “is about the sad state of the world we live in today. It feels like the blind leading the blind sometimes.” That translates to Carter and Sarah Barthel trading apocalyptic verses between menacing hooks that soar like vultures circling unwitting flesh. “Your world is my world now, to live and die in,” Carter apathetically spits before Barthel chimes in, “Does anybody need to breathe?” When I first heard this song, I think I forgot to do that. Listen below.

Catch Phantogram on tour:

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
11/04 Austin, TX @ Sound On Sound Festival
11/05 Dallas, Texas @ Bomb Factory

Three is out 9/16 via Republic. Pre-order it from iTunes or Google Play.

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