Enter Phantogram. The duo’s full-length debut, Eyelid Movies (released in Europe in 2009 in the U.S. in 2010), turned heads with Barthel’s impressive, versatile voice and Carter’s aforementioned mix of noir-like atmospherics and beat-driven production skills.
Extensive touring with such like-minded luminaries as The Antlers, Beach House, Caribou and Yeasayer followed, including a rousing stop at the 2010 MidPoint Music Festival in Cincinnati.
After a couple EP appetizers — not to mention collaborations with artists as diverse as The Flaming Lips and Big Boi (among others) — Phantogram is finally back with its second full-length, Voices, another dynamic trip into the darkness.
Phantogram performs Sunday, April 6 at 20th Century Theatre with Teen. Tickets/more info: the20thcenturytheatre.com.