March 2, 2010
We’re trying to think more holistically about things like days and time and schedules and such. Throwing our watches to the sea! Burning our calendars! Totally deleting that iCal icon! In that vein, we give you your usual Monday music today…ON TUESDAY. I know, right. Mind? Blown? Exactly.
Phantogram is an electro-shoegazey duo from upstate New York that’s had the interweb’s wires abuzz lately, and with good reason. Their sound strikes us as a healthy mix of Portishead and the xx. So, right, laid back, dark, and fuzzy. Like a stoned hedgehog. Check out their track, When I’m Small—this week’s Song of the Week, from their debut, Eyelid Movies.
Also, do you like free live music? Sure. We all do. And New Yorkers can hook themselves up with two doses of it tonight, first with a last-minute secret-ish show from one of our faves, Shout Out Louds over at Piano’s tonight (158 Ludlow). They’re playing an early set at 7PM or so and then heading over to their sold out Music Hall of Williamsburg show. Like we said, entry’s free, but get there early. It’s a gonna be a crowded one.
Then, if you’re still jonesin’ for close contact with strangers, head over to Cabanas at the Maritime Hotel (363 W 16th Street) for a late night electro-glittery DJ set from the UK’s Little Boots. Okay, 10PM isn’t exactly late night, but it’s TUesday, man. Again, entry’s free, but with this one, you need to RSVP prior to showing up. All fancy like.