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09 AUGUST 2019 (TORONTO, ON) – Leading into their upcoming summer headline tour, Phantogram drops a new single for their fans today called “Mister Impossible”.
Listen to "Mister Impossible" HERE
“Mister Impossible” was written in the band’s Laurel Canyon studio and recorded at Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, where the duo has been working on new music for their upcoming project.
Phantogram tells the story behind the song, saying, “‘Mister Impossible’ was a song title we had in mind for a long time before it was written. We started working on it in the studio we built over the last year in Laurel Canyon, which we call Harmony West — we haven’t had our own workspace since Harmony Lodge [the barn where the band made their first couple albums in upstate New York], and it’s been so inspiring to have the opportunity once again to create music in our own space. Then we went out to Joshua Tree this last spring to work at Rancho de la Luna, where the recording really came together — some of the most fun we’ve had making music in a long time."
“Mister Impossible” arrives hot on the heels of their latest offering, “Into Happiness,” which embodies the band “coming out of the darkness and into the light.” The single, released earlier this summer, has been praised by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Consequence Of Sound, PAPER Magazine, Paste Magazine, Under The Radar, FLOOD Magazine and many more, and is currently climbing the Alternative Radio chart.
Phantogram will kick off their headline tour next week on August 16th in Reno, NV and make stops at New York’s King Theater on September 5th, Washington, D.C.’s The Anthem on September 6th, Atlanta’s Tabernacle on September 9th and more, as well as playing festival sets at Life Is Beautiful, Hopscotch Music Festival and others. The full list of tour dates can be found below, and tickets are available now at phantogram.com. Stay tuned for more from Phantogram this fall!
Phantogram – the New York duo of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel— has continued to change the zeitgeist for almost a decade by consistently challenging it with their signature blend of hard-hitting beats, guitar-driven dark psychedelia, and electronic pop. Since the arrival of 2010’s Barsuk Records debut release Eyelid Movies, the pair has amassed nearly half-a-billion streams, achieved two Gold-Certified singles in the form of “Fall In Love” and “When I’m Small,” headlined sold out shows worldwide, become a festival staple, and toured with artists including The xx, Muse, M83, Alt-J and more.
Their 2016 third full-length, Three, reached career-high positions on the Billboard Top 200 chart (#9) and Billboard Top Albums Sales chart (#5), as the lead single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” climbed the alternative radio charts. The album was also met with critical acclaim from Pitchfork, Billboard, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, People, Vogue, New York Magazine, The FADER, Stereogum, NYLON, PAPER and many others.
Three was completed in the wake of Barthel’s sister’s passing due to suicide, a shattering event which brought suicide prevention awareness to the forefront of the band’s consciousness and has informed their charitable giving and community outreach ever since, thus their decision to donate a portion of ticket sales to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. One dollar from the purchase of each ticket to their upcoming headline performances will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
PHANTOGRAM’S UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
August 16 Reno, NV Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort*
August 17 Ogden, UT Twilight Concert Series*
August 18 Denver, CO The Mission Ballroom
August 19 Estes Park, CO Stanley Hotel
August 20 Bellvue, CO Mishawaka Amphitheatre*
August 22 Council Bluffs, IA Stir Cove at Harrah’s*
August 23 Kansas City, MO KC Live!*
August 24 Chicago, IL The Riviera Theatre*
August 25 St. Paul, MN Palace Theatre*
August 27 Madison, WI The Sylvee*
August 28 Columbus, OH Express Live!*
August 29 Detroit, MI The Fillmore*
August 30 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall*
August 31 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
September 3 Boston, MA House of Blues*
September 4 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall*
September 5 Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre
September 6 Washington, D.C. The Anthem*
September 7 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Music Festival
September 9 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle*
September 10 Birmingham, AL Avondale Brewing Company*
September 12 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall*
September 13 Dallas, TX The Bomb Factory*
September 14 Austin, TX Stubb’s*^
September 15 El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace*
September 16 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren*
September 18 Tucson, AZ The Rialto Theater
September 21 Pomona, CA The Fox Theater Pomona
September 22 Las Vegas, NV Life Is Beautiful
November 22 San Diego, CA Wonderfront Music Festival
* with Bob Moses
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