Hot off the heels of their North American headline tour, Phantogram have released their new single, “In A Spiral,” from their highly anticipated upcoming project, today. Listen to the song now below.
Of the inspiration behind “In A Spiral,” Sarah Barthel of Phantogram says, “‘In A Spiral’ started from a beat that Josh had in his back pocket for quite some time, which I had gravitated to immediately and written some vocal ideas for. But the song was waiting for the right moment to reveal itself to us… We threw it on at the last minute while we were preparing to go record in Joshua Tree at the magical Rancho de la Luna with our friend Boots, and once we got out there everything started to fall into place.”
Josh Carter continues, “I started chopping up sample patterns, and we all messed around with a few analogue synths till we found the right vibe… We finished up the track in LA with Andrew Dawson. There’s a lot of energy in this song with dark, interesting wordplay. An inspiring feeling of making music in the desert. Beauty in desolation.”
The band will be chatting with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 today at 12:30pm ET about “In A Spiral” and their forthcoming project—be sure to tune in!
“In A Spiral” follows Phantogram’s latest offerings, “Mister Impossible” and “Into Happiness,” which have been praised by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Consequence Of Sound, PAPER Magazine, Paste Magazine, Under The Radar, FLOOD Magazine and many more. The duo recently wrapped their summer headline tour across North America, and they will be performing at several festivals this fall, see the full list of upcoming dates below.
Stay tuned for more from Phantogram this fall!
Phantogram – the New York duo of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel— has continued to change the zeitgeist for almost a decade by consistently challenging it with their signature blend of hard-hitting beats, guitar-driven dark psychedelia, and electronic pop. Since the arrival of 2010’s Barsuk Records debut release Eyelid Movies, the pair has amassed nearly half-a-billion streams, achieved two Gold-Certified singles in the form of “Fall In Love” and “When I’m Small,” headlined sold out shows worldwide, become a festival staple, and toured with artists including The xx, Muse, M83, Alt-J and more.
Their 2016 third full-length, Three, reached career-high positions on the Billboard Top 200 chart (#9) and Billboard Top Albums Sales chart (#5), as the lead single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” climbed the alternative radio charts. The album was also met with critical acclaim from Pitchfork, Billboard, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, People, Vogue, New York Magazine, The FADER, Stereogum, NYLON, PAPER and many others.
Three was completed in the wake of Barthel’s sister’s passing due to suicide, a shattering event which brought suicide prevention awareness to the forefront of the band’s consciousness and has informed their charitable giving and community outreach ever since, thus their decision to donate a portion of ticket sales to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. One dollar from the purchase of each ticket to their upcoming headline performances will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
PHANTOGRAM’S UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
October 11 // Philadelphia, PA // House of Vans
November 1 // Bilbao, Spain // BIME Live
November 16 // Mexico City, Mexico // Corona Capital Festival
November 22 // San Diego, CA // Wonderfront Music Festival
December 4 // Charlotte, NC // The Fillmore Charlotte
December 10 // Portland, OR // The Crystal Ballroom
December 18 // Tulsa, OK // Cain’s Ballroom