Debut full length from American indie pop duo Phantogram. Eyelid Movies was originally released back in 2009 and found Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter (aka Phantogram) solidifying their self-proclaimed "street beat" sound into a long player that was generally well received by fans and critics alike. For the unfamiliar, the "street beat" or "psych pop" sound they are famous for is kind of like an updated variation of the "HGSOB" style, wherein tough beats and samples are given a soft emotive touch courtesy of the melodic guitar and airy synth work (and sometimes Sarah's vocals). Check the style on album highlights "Mouthful Of Diamonds," "When I'm Small," "Running From The Cops," "As Far As I Can See," "You Are The Ocean," and "Futuristic Casket." Great stuff for the headphones. Recommended.
reviewed by Von Bee 01/2012