[Remix] Big Boi – CPU 2.0 (Feat. Phantogram & Sade)

Big Boi feat. Phantogram/Sade
CPU 2.0

With the recent announcement that he’d be dropping a solo album sometime later this year, Big Boi has decided to tease fans through a remix series that re-envisions many of the tracks from his acclaimed 2012 effort, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. This week’s entry comes by way of Dungeoneze who mashes up “CPU,” featuring Phantogram, with Sade‘s “Nothing Can Come Between Us.” Titled “CPU 2.0,” this rework slows things down a bit, injecting the lovesick original with a smooth, laidback 90’s vibe. As excited as we are for this remake series, we’re still holding our breath for some new OutKast material before they embark on their 40 date tour throughout the U.S. later this spring. Check out the track above, as well as the previous remix in this series, a remix of “Thom Pettie” mashed up with “Thom Yarbrough.”

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[NEW] Phantogram – Nothing But Trouble

Nothing But Trouble

Electro-rock duo Phantogram have shown an incredible amount of growth and promise in the last few years establishing themselves as deserving mainstays on music blogs and in big-name festival lineups. Their upcoming album, Voices, is easily their most anticipated project to date already showing promise with the stellar  “Fall in Love.”

Today, the Brooklyn-based artists let go of the opening track, “Nothing but Trouble,” which serves to further cement the larger-than-life sound that we can expect from the album. With a range of unique genre influences, Phantogram once again demonstrates their musical breadth creating material with the ability to pique the interest of a variety of listeners. Peep this uniquely haunting, yet stadium-worthy cut below. Voices drops on February 18th.

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[NEW] Phantogram – Fall In Love

Fall In Love

We’ve received even more good news today, as Phantogram have finally announced the release date for their upcoming studio album. The band made their comeback earlier this year with a self-titled EP that dropped in September, but now we have word that Voices, the follow-up to 2009’s Eyelid Movies, is set to drop on February 18th, 2014. Along with the announcement we’ve received the first official single from the project, and it’s one we’re sure you’ll immediately “Fall In Love” with. Check out the track below, and make sure to be one of the first to pre-order the album before it hits shelves next year.


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[NEW] Phantogram – Celebrating Nothing

Celebrating Nothing

Phantogram returned to our our radar earlier this month with the release of their single, “Black Out Days.” After one successful single in September though, the band isn’t quite ready to throw a party. We think they definitely deserve one after listening to their follow-up number, “Celebrating Nothing.” The band produces a dreamy, yet enamoring soundscape here that allows Sara Barthel’s yearning vocals room to breathe, while gripping lyrics like, “Give me a reason to stay alive/I’ve got the feeling we’re gonna die,” help power through the track. While there’s no word on a release date for Phantogram’s sophomore album, Voices, we are excited for their self-titled EP set to drop next week on September 30th.

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[NEW] Phantogram – Black Out Days

Black Out Days

Our last Phantogram sighting came in the form of an appearance on Big Boi‘s Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, but now it seems like the duo are primed to finally release their second full-length album later this year. The New York based group are ready to start things off in a big way with “Black Out Days,” an addicting indie pop number that’s instantly ear-catching with its sweeping percussion and fleeting vocals. There’s no details yet on the status of the album (all we really have to go off of is this), but we’re hoping to learn more soon. In the interval, we’ll keep this little ditty endlessly on repeat.

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[Hip-Hop] Big Boi – Lines (ft. A$AP Rocky & Phantogram)

As half of the legendary rap duo Outkast, the Atlanta-based Big Boi, requires little introduction. His solo career, on its own, has placed him in the highest echelon of emcees. Recently, the ATLien has shown an openness to collaborating outside of the genre, most memorably in his work with Little Dragon.

On his latest single, Big Boi brings in the indie electro duo, Phantogram, and Harlem’s PMF, A$AP Rocky, to create quite the dope clash of musical styles. Rocky kicks the track off with his trademarked flow over the captivating and epic multi-layered instrumental. The heavenly vocals of Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel grace the chorus before Big Boi himself comes in with his veteran delivery and southern wisdom. Phantogram takes over for the last minute leaving the listener suspended well above the clouds in yet another example of successful genre fusion. Stream “Lines” below and look out for Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, out December 11th. 

’Big Boi – Lines (ft. A$AP Rocky & Phantogram)’
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NEW: Phantogram – Nightlife

As P&P mentioned, we are approximately 19,000 minutes away from the release of Phantogram‘s new LP, Nightlife on November 1st. And just to let you cope until the release, here is a quick peek (leak) at Phantogram gone soft and dreamy with their song ‘Nightlife’. Do not forget to also check out “Don’t Move” we blogged a couple days back.

Phantogram – Nightlife

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