Phantogram’s New Album ‘Three’ is OUT NOW!

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Today is the day everyone! Phantogram are back with new music after a year of making music and touring with Outkast’s Big Boi in their side-project Big Grams. Today the electro-pop duo released their third studio album appropriately named ‘Three’. As exciting as it is to get new music from one of our favorite bands, this album came from a sad place.

Earlier this year vocalist Sarah Barthel’s sister Becky passed away tragically and although band-mate Carter is not related to Barthel, having been friends for most of their life they both feel as though they’ve lost a sister. In interviews Sarah has said that this record “is about heartbreak” and that “the overall message is about how tragic life can be at times—how the world can bring you down… But you have to try to find the beauty in it sometimes.”. This brings to mind the theme of my favorite film ‘American Beauty’ which is that we want to be angry about the bad things that happen to us but it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sidenote: I will take any chance I get to talk about American Beauty (sorry not sorry). Back to Phantogram…

It took me a couple listens of their singles that they had previously released from the album for their new music to really grow on me. Going through the whole album now, I’ve decided my favorite track is “You’re Mine”. What I noticed on this track and also “Barking Dog” was Josh Carter’s vocals and I am beyond impressed. Go Josh!!

Overall I think ‘Three’ is a good album. I also think longtime Phantogram fans will be very caught off guard by how different it is from anything else the band has put out. The best part about new music is the..TOUR! Check out the dates below to see if you’re lucky enough to catch them in your city! Also give the album a listen and/or buy it and let me know what you think!

10-07 Seattle, WA – The Paramount
10-08 Victoria, British Columbia – Sugar Nightclub
10-09 Vancouver, British Columbia – 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
10-28 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
11-08 Paris, FR – Petit Bain
11-10 Amsterdam, NLD – Bitterzoet
11-11 Berlin, DEU – Lido
11-14 Brighton, UK – Patterns
11-16 London, UK – Heaven
11-17 Manchester, UK – The Deaf Institute
11-18 Glasgow, UK – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

 

 

 

 

 

 

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