Photographs and video by Tim Reidy
Saratoga Springs electro-popsters Phantogram took over the Upstate Concert Hall for their homecoming concert earlier this month, and to absolutely no one’s surprise, the place was jam-packed sold out.
After all, in recent months the dynamic duo of Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter have released their new self-titled EP (named the Best EP of 2013 by Paste), landed their song “Lights” on the soundtrack album for the blockbuster movie “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and announced their next album Voices would be released in February.
Backed by drummer Chris Carhart and keyboardist Nick Shelestak, the Barthel/Carter tandem kept the drama and the intensity high as they pumped up the groove for old favorites as well as a sampling of new tunes, too.
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VIDEO: Phantogram Performs New “Black Out Days” on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”
Josh Potter’s review at Metroland