Joshua Carter and Sarah Barthel have known each other since junior high school but didn't become a band until 2007. Back then, while performing around the Saratoga Springs, NY area, they were known as Charlie Everywhere.
After renaming themselves Phantogram, the group honed their unique sound--slow-burning indie rock decorated with heavy, eerie electronics--and quickly earned the attention of independent labels. In January 2009, Carter and Barthel signed a deal with the record label BBE, and they released their self-titled debut EP shortly afterwards. In October 2009, Phantogram announced that they had signed with Barsuk Records.
They stopped by The Current Studios for a performance and chat with Barb Abney.
Songs performed: "Make A Fist," "Mouth Full Of Diamonds" and "When I'm Small."