School of Seven Bells–who have a habit of choosing great touring companions–are headlining an extensive fall tour, featuring the melancholy choirboy harp-wielding genius Active Child (whose recent EP Curtis Lane is a must-listen). Very, very cool. Active Child – Wilderness from Jheri Evans on Vimeo. School of Seven Bells’ Disconnect from Desire comes out on […]

I’ve been obsessed with Phantogram ever since I heard a KEXP podcast featuring “When I’m Small”—an unforgettable blend of silky vocals, aggressive beats, and spy-movie guitar. Phantogram’s self-titled debut EP, available on their Myspace page, reveals influences from artists like Portishead and the Knife, but still sounds urgent and new. I mention Phantogram because I […]