Phantogram - “When I’m Small”
Perhaps 2010 is front-loading a lot of its good music, or maybe I’m just taking my sweet time this year. But whatever the reason, I seem to have a stack of music to listen to that’s a mile high and I’m barely making dents in it. A band that I’ve been hearing a lot about in the last month or two and have only in the last week started to listen to is Phantogram. At times I get a trip-hoppy vibe similar to The xx, though not quite as minimal. Other times I hear tinges of soul and hip-hop and even Beach House in their moody indie-electronic music. It’s a winning combination for me, and my repeat listenings to their debut record Eyelid Movies will no doubt be a factor in me being perpetually a week or two behind the music curve for the first part of this year.
The 2010 hit parade just keeps on comin’ with plenty worth buying this week: