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Phantogram - Same Old Blues
Sep 17, 2016
Total plays:
135 times
Why do we like this?

There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t quietly think to myself, “What would Sarah [Barthel] do?” Honestly. The fearless, Chromat-wearing boss babe is always keeping us on our toes with her powerhouse vocals. Each new release confirms Phantogram is a force to behold, and Barthel is always positioned front and center, breaking our basic hearts. “Same Old Blues” is the latest hit off Phantogram’s upcoming album III, which has been rescheduled to drop on October 7. Write that down in your calendar, and surround it with little black hearts.

One second into this song and you’ll re-examine your priorities. “Same Old Blues” samples a gospel choir and weaves hand-clapping throughout. At first, it has a holy air of Edward Sharpe...but, like, if he put on a jet black, leather jacket and peeled out on a Hazan Musket leaving a trail of gold dust.

Barthel’s voice effortlessly soars on this soon-to-be-your-favorite fall track.

“I keep on having this dream, where I’m stuck in a hole and I can’t get out,” the brazen singer confesses over a sin-forgiving organ. Moments later, Josh Carter’s guitar crashes down over your head. Check yourself. 

The song is goddamn perfection, easily one of my the best tracks I’ve heard lately. Keep a close eye on this group, and little Leroy too. These festival killers are coming for all of us.

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