Phantogram ‎- Nightlife (12")

Phantogram ‎- Nightlife (12")
Phantogram ‎- Nightlife (12")
Format: Vinyl (12") 
Availability: In Stock
Label (Code): Barsuk Records ‎(BARK123LP)
Special Attributes: 12" Mini-Album, Includes MP3 download code.
Release Date: 01/2011
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"...Nightlife is a winding collection of Phantogram’s best efforts, full of the seductively complex sound that has become their signature..." (

"...“16 Years” opens the album with ambitious guitars and a simple drum line, instead of the band’s usually dense synthesizers. Even though this arrangement allows Barthel’s voice welcome room to breathe, it’s not the most sonically compelling track. “Make A Fist”, on the other hand, takes a different tactic, focusing on different kinds of rhythms and beats to support Barthel’s stuttering, sexy hisses and gasps. On “Don’t Move”, she transforms those breathy utterances into lyric negations filled with ridiculously catchy synths. “Turning Into Stone” is perhaps the best example of Phantogram’s layered samples, starting with more horns courtesy of “Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)” before snapping an industrial beat and ghostly, swelling background synths. Carter, who helms the vocals on this one, channels Barthel’s breathy luster. It starkly contrasts with “A Dark Tunnel”, on which he echoes Tunde Adebimpe’s desperate croon against crunk, buzzing 8-bit synthesizers. “Don’t try to tell me that you love me ‘cause you don’t,” he sings. But, after listening to Nightlife’s all too brief, explosive 26.9 minutes, I do. I really do..." (Read more:

Track List

A1 16 Years
A2 Don't Move
A3 Turning Into Stone

B1 Make A Fist
B2 Nightlife
B3 A Dark Tunnel

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