presents “Live at Electraplay.” Episode 1: Phantogram

We here at have wanted high-quality, original video on this site for a while now, and that up there ^^ is the first installment of the realization of that vision. Here’s what you can expect. A few times a month we’ll post a new “Live at Electraplay” episode, which will feature touring bands performing songs live at Electraplay Studios, along with some interview segments with the band. And thanks to James Allison, Tony Stewart, the videographers (Thorne & Nathan Photos shot this one) and the rest of the fine folks at EP, each episode will look and feel like a mini-documentary, complete with top-notch video & audio (which sometimes will be available as exclusive MP3s, as well).

The intention is for each session to have its own distinct feel. We may do some on-site sessions from time to time at a venue before a show. Or maybe follow a band as they tool around Columbus. So it’ll morph from band to band, but generally Live at Electraplay episodes will be 20-30 minutes in length (on Vimeo, above), but if you just want snippets or only want to see/hear a certain song, we’re breaking it up into smaller, standalone segments on YouTube with the corresponding song titles.

So, to kick it off, enjoy these interviews and performances with Phantogram, a duo from Saratoga Springs, New York, that I described previously as somewhat similar to the xx, but Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel are less effete and not as minimalistic. “Mouthful of Diamonds,” below, is a good place to start.

“Mouthful of Diamonds”
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“Make a Fist”
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“You are the Ocean”
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“When I’m Small”
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  • thorne

    Man, this is good.

  • david

    This is great, I am already looking forward to future sessions (and will link to them in LHB’s Daily Downloads when they include mp3s).

  • Nick Jones

    This is great! Well done to all involved. I love to see new creative content pop up in Columbus, I really think it helps to keep artists coming back to our town.

  • DAC

    This is cool and is a great idea.

    To see something similar in Houston, check out Live At Sugar Hill on Vimeo:

    You can also DL via iTunes.

  • pat

    Hooray for Electraplay!

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