Dark electronic pop wranglers Phantogram and shoegaze legends The Veldt will be playing six U.S. East Coast cities this March.
Phantogram will be unleashing their alchemical electropop in six exclusive gigs before jetting off on their European tour. They’ll be back on US soil to make two separate appearances at Coachella mid-April so this is a golden chance to catch the duo before they skip time zones and wow crowds in the European spring.
With the release of their third album Three (Republic Records) last year, Phantogram summoned darker grooves employing hypnotic beats, samples and charged electronics. Josh Carter (guitars) and Sarah Barthel (keyboards) have been melding genres and exploring electronic vistas for nearly ten years now and continue to evolve as a creative force.
They are joined by shoegaze-soul pioneers The Veldt who will be releasing their first recording for 15 years with the release of their EP The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation on June 2 via Schoolkids Records. It is packed full of their trademark dazed guitars, melodic fog and shimmering layers of dream pop.
Bona fide legends in the genre, Pitchfork recently acknowledged this including their 1994 opus Afrodisiac in the top 50 shoegaze albums ever released. Today their sound recalls the likes of A.R.Kane, Cocteau Twins, Massive Attack, and Jesus & Mary Chain.
This is a rare opportunity to catch two musical innovators on the same bill. You can book here:
Saturday, March 11: Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Sunday, March 12: St Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
Monday, March 13: Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre
Tuesday, March 14: Urbana, IL – Canopy Club
Thursday, March 16: Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Friday, March 17: Atlanta GA – The Tabernacle