On the third day of Firefly—so hot not even a double shower could wash away the second skin of sweat/sunscreen/bug spray/miscellaneous filth one accrues at a camping-heavy music festival—Alisa Xayalith of The Naked and Famous is flitting around, unbothered as Fitzgerald's Jordan Baker, in a field feet from a tent under which roadies are already wilting in their black skinny jeans.Being an artist with an air-conditioned dressing room helps, but in achieving cool, so does having a strong sense of self.It just came together so well and sounds like it should be a single: a good introduction to people who don't know us yet.
We were able to make a really powerful record with our situation." Phantogram also used their upcoming record as a chance to experiment, working with collaborators for the first time, including Darby Cici from The Antlers. It's a very heavy, dark album, much like our last record. I would have to say a song called "Destroyer." But they're all really hard and cathartic. I think the hardest song to listen to is "Barking Dog." It makes me cry every time I hear it. It sums up everything, knowing what it's coming from and everything about what it means is tough. Who did you get to collaborate with on this record?
We talked to Barthel about dealing with tragedy and what it was like collaborating with other artists on How did you approach this record differently than your previous ones? We collaborated with some musicians, Darby Cici from The Antlers, Matt Chamberlain, Dan Wilson and Ricky Reed. It's always going to be a natural growth for us in general.
we envision random cinematic scenarios and write music that we think would complement it.
– Could you tell us something about the production process of ‚Nightlife‘? it was written during a particularly dark and moody time, at night, on the road on tour mostly in 2011. – then went back and deciphered the words, read a story online about two girls in the south sentenced to 16 years for petty theft. the first line had always been „16 years“ – Why did you decide to release an EP, instead of working on the next full length record?
It was a really fun experience collaborating for the first time. We always want to sound like Phantogram, but we always like the fresh-sounding music and art. Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Prince and David Bowie.
We've always been one of those bands where no one is allowed to touch or hear it. Then once we started collaborating with Big Boi from Outkast as Big Grams, it was our first collaboration, and we really enjoyed it. We always want to do something new that you wouldn't hear normally. I listened to a lot of Aaliyah, but it doesn't sound like I did. Their passing was a big hit for us because it happened right around my sister.
"We had a tragic situation, " Barthel recently told PAPER.
"Josh is like a brother to me and he lost a sister as well.
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” with Coyne and sang lyrics like, “Yeah I smoke pot, yeah I love peace, but I don’t give a f–k, I ain’t no hippie.” via GIPHY via GIPHY via GIPHY Cyrus also tweeted about the album after the VMAs performance.
Featuring songs titled, “I’m So Drunk” and “Slab of Butter,” the album also contains “Pablow The Blowfish,” which she wrote earlier this year for her dead fish, and tracks with appearances from Ariel Pink, Big Sean, Sarah Barthel of Phantogram.