29 January 2012

29 January 2012 - Phantogram - Mouthful of Diamonds

As some fine readers of this blog know, I am a member of a Track of the Day club group on Facebook.  It has been going on since the summer - right about the time Spotify hit the States - and it is the finest musical education I've ever had.  Finding out about new (and old) music from my fellow club members, scattered throughout the country (and in Japan), has been enjoyable.

As a result, I will have a lot of material for Non-Guilty Sunday.  Thanks to Frank Boscoe, this song was stuck in my head for weeks.  Anyone who has been my Facebook friend for any amount of time knows that I have, on more than one occasion, gushed over this tune. From Saratoga Springs, NY, Phantogram is a 2-piece band that sound like they are a 6-piece band.  This particular tune is from their 2010 album - Eyelid Movies. It's a great song, and a great looking video.  Enjoy.

Bonus:  Here is the band performing the song live at the SXSW festival last year.  They are really good, and I am going to catch them the next time they're in town.

Bonus:  I *did* catch them live, they did this song, and they were arguably the best band I've ever seen live.  So, here's another bonus: a 2008 performance of the song, when the band was still called Charlie Everywhere.  Yes, that was actually the band's name.


  1. WOW! That a seriously cool tune. I may have to dig a bit further into this band.

  2. My exact reaction when I heard this tune is that is was one of the coolest songs I had ever heard. A truly original duo.

    And the video blew me away, too!