Chicago – Today New York electronic duo Phantogram released the single “You’re Mine,” just hours before kicking off its North American tour, which begins with a sold-out show in Las Vegas tonight. You can catch Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter live across North America – dates below – and buy the duo’s newest album Three (Republic) when it drops next week, on Friday October 7th.
Since forming in 2007, Phantogram has evolved gradually and organically. Formed in Saratoga Springs, a small city in upstate New York, longtime friends Carter and Barthel crafted music untroubled by outside interference. With each new release and national tour since 2009 debut Eyelid Movies (Barsuk), Phantogram’s sound has progressed. Sophomore album Voices mixed trip hop and electronica, helping to build a large and loyal fan base. After working with Big Boi (of OutKast fame) on three tracks for his 2012 solo album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter stepped away from Phantogram for a moment to join forces with Big Boi, creating the experimental hip hop trio Big Grams. After releasing a self-titled EP and spending the summer touring as Big Grams, Barthel and Carter have returned to their original project Phantogram, with album number three. The New York duo’s third full-length album Three contains ten tracks and features the radio hit “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore.” Again, the duo leans heavily towards trip hop, yet Phantogram seems equally influenced by indie rock, pop, and psychedelia on Three.