Band of the Day (10.18.10) The Phantom Band
I spent the weekend sifting through mounds and mounds of MP3′s from some of my finer friends and labels. Arizona Turk sent me some good stuff but the best of the bunch is The Phantom Band. The best news is that their LP comes out today in the UK. I have a few tracks for my loyal NBDers to hear. So jump ahead if you can’t wait. A little background on these Glasgow dudes. Together since 2006ish, in other interestingly named bands like Robert Redford, these boys concocted a style that is pure. They’ve released an album, several singles and after 18 months, fans can breathe a sigh of relief, the new album The Wants is here….today! They sound like a nitrous oxide induced Fleet Foxes, with a flare for The National and a whole hell of a lot of the 80′s Ian McCulloch. They will not fall into the bin of failed UK bands in the US. They will succeed. Give them a ride and I guarantee you’ll love the new album.
If you do anything today. PLEASE LISTEN TO “WALLS” IT’S LIKE LISTENING TO YOUR EMOTIONS!
Our 2 Favorite tracks. UPDATE!!! A third track added
“The None of One”
Duncan Marquiss (guitar)
Gerry Hart (bass)
Andy Wake (keyboards)
Rick Anthony (vocals)
Damien Tonner (drums)
Greg Sinclair (née Yale, guitars)