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I'll be the first to admit that in real life I'm not all that cool, unless of course I'm listening to the atmospheric street beat sounds of Phantogram. Then, and only then, can I be considered "hip." This boy/girl duo have concocted a weirdly wonderful blend of eerie grooves that have the power to hypnotize its listener into believing they are phat (that's what the kids are saying nowadays, right?). Okay, maybe you won't get cooler by listening to their tunes, but I can guarantee that within ten seconds of pushing play you will be mesmerized by the layered complexity of each song. I searched high and low for a mainstream band that I could draw comparisons to, but, alas, Phantogram is in a genre of their own. However, for the sake of this review, let's equate this band to a red headed step child of a late night booty call between Portishead and Thom Yorke. If you have no idea who either of those artists are then maybe I'm not as uncool as I thought, and maybe you need to give Phantogram a whirl pronto so as to keep your coolness meter from dropping below the mom jean zone.