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Feb162010

Couch Session: Phantogram

 

 

Couch Session #3 — Phantogram

We had spent the day inside keeping warm,
while Phantogram actually braved last week's storm.
Straight from a magazine photo shoot they came,
shoes fresh with snow from exiting the L train.
Sarah and Josh stopped by during that whole Snowpocalypse,
(crap, there's no word that rhymes with apocalypse...)
We'd listened to Eyelid Movies on repeat for weeks,
intense and exciting, with its intricate beats.
But hearing these songs on the couch was surprisingly raw —
vulnerable, near-silent, and left us in awe.
In the days since, our home has filled with these sounds,
toggling between the two versions still does astound.
Makes sense, that a phantogram is an optical illusion of kinds,
since stripped down or dressed up, the band's essence still shines.
Put on those headphones, and give yourself a few —
there's no way these songs won't strike a chord with you.

 

 

 Phantogram - "As Far As I Can See (Big Ugly Yellow Couch Session)"

 Phantogram - "When I'm Small (Big Ugly Yellow Couch Session)"

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Reader Comments (11)

Great performances. What happened to the MP3's that were available for download?

February 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRichard

Unfortunately, we had to remove them :/ Apologies for leading you on!

February 17, 2010 | Registered CommenterCarlye

oh the deception :(

just kidding, loving the couch sessions!

February 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRichard

i'm sorry but this could be the most boring band in the entire blogosphere.

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

gotta agree with the previous poster. this band is seriously overrated. the blogosphere is agog over them and granted, chickie is hot but music is very average. next flavour of the month ---> youse 15 minutes are up kiddies!

March 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterplasticefx

I dig this group. I got Eyelid Movies and its incredibly different, liked the album a lot, prefer the couch session!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterevan

gotta disagree i think theyre amazing

February 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergarin

dude eyelid movies is a frickin sweet album man, so raw and primal man

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercharlie

I dig it but not entirely for the right reasons. The music is great but the main reason i'm here is the vocalist. I just cant stop lookin at her. Greetz from cold Poland

January 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMD

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