Phantogram Turn Up Oakland’s Fox Theater

 

Photos by Kola Shobo
Words by Brandon Diaz

Hot off the presses with their second full-length release entitled Voices, the Upstate New York duo brought that boom to a sold out room.

The night kicked off with a mild dose of dream pop by opener White Sea. Fronted by the sultry M83 vocalist, Morgan Kibby, their 80’s-esque tunes wafted through the theater as the cool kids piled in quickly, eager to be close for the headliners. The trio played a near seamless set of agreeable tunes, including “Mountaineer,” just mellow enough to classify as chill, but gallant enough to command attention through bold falsettos, and confident drumming.

But even with garnering fair attention from an audience eager for the main event, the showstopper of White Sea’s set wasn’t their nocturnal, yet dancy “Cannibal Love,” but rather Kibby’s gold Wonder Woman belt and midnight purple pants-gown that drew eyes to the stage.

…and then there was that one group.

With her donning a cropped black and white leather jacket and him sporting crisp white button up and classic Fender guitar, Sarah Barthel, and Josh Carter, better known as Phantogram, brought their unparalleled sound machine to a very excitable Oakland crowd.

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Video: Tupac Hologram Live + More Videos from Coachella

 

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The first weekend of Coachella 2012 has hit its conclusion and man, what a bar it has set. Above, catch a crazy video of a Tupac hologram performing “Hail Mary” and “Gangsta Party” on a mind-blowing onstage collaboration with Snoop Dogg. Live performance effects just got that much more serious, y’all.

Below is the video from an incredible performance by SBTRKT, which follows with our other favorite Coachella 2012 performances so far after the jump – Tune-Yards, Florence & The Machine, Frank Ocean, and The Black Keys.

Other performers this weekend included A$AP Rocky, AraabMUZIK, Azealia Banks, Beats Antique, Bon Iver, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, Feist, Fitz and the Tantrums, Flying Lotus, Gary Clark Jr., Justice, Kaskade, Kendrick Lamar, M83, Metronomy, Nero, Radiohead, Santigold, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, The Shins, The Weekend, Thundercat, and Wallpaper, to name just a little handful.

 

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Video: M83 – “Echoes…”

 

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France-based producer, M83 (Anthony Gonzalez), recently released a video teaser to promote his double album due this October. Starting off with a stripped down recording setup, the scene crescendos into a grandiose landscape of atmospheric visuals. Given this video, it’s not surprising that Gonzalez explains his forthcoming project as “very, very, very epic” and “mainly about dreams.” According to Pitchfork, the album will feature collaborations with Zola Jesus and Brad Laner.

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Daft Punk Remixed – TRON: Legacy R3C0NF1GUR3D Album In Stores Today

The highly anticipated remix album, which reconfigures tracks from Daft Punk’s original TRON: Legacy film score, hit stores today featuring some of the best producers in the game. Highlights on the album include Moby with “The Son of Flynn”; “The Grid” by The Crystal Method (Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland); and “End of Line” by award-winning German electronic music producer and DJ, Boys Noize (Alexander Ridha). Another great single on the album is “Fall,” which features a collaboration between electronic/dream pop act M83 and Jonathan Bates’ Big Black Delta. Watch the “Derezzed” video after the jump, and stream a couple tracks here.

Attention all DJs and producers: Want your own TRON remix released on Walt Disney Records? Now’s your chance: global music hub Indaba is hosting a contest challenging the remix community to submit their best shot at reworking “The Grid,” “Derezzed” or “End of Line.” If you win, along with your Disney release and KCRW radio love, you’ll also win the deluxe box set, and an iPad. Get started on Indaba!

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