photos by Jessica Amaya
Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel -- collectively known as Phantogram -- are on the road with a drummer for this tour and play the whole album plus one other song at each stop.Phantogram teamed up with tourmate Josiah Wolf and local support Lobisomen to play Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday (10/29), the second to last day of their US tour in support of their new LP Eyelid Movies. More pictures from the show are below...
"Everything is a little different," Carter said of the way the songs are played live as opposed to the recorded versions. "Each song live has a different dimension. Some of the songs are more rocking live, some are fuzzier, some are extended, some are completely different live. They don't even have the same chord structure."
Those who know the New York state-based band will understand that the different influences Carter and Barthel bring to the band's music are what create their unusual swirl of easily modifiable sound.
The synergies the two create together are what led to the 2005 reunion of the high school friends. The pair have built a strong fan base -- especially since the release of their album -- by consistently reinventing their sound.
"Everybody is reacting very positively to the changes," Carter said, noting the fan favorite "Bloody Palms" is especially well-received. -[Washington Examiner]