We were big fans of Phantoms’ “Broken Halo” and “Voyeur” videos, and judging by new single “All In,” it appears the LA production duo’s upcoming Broken Halo EP — their first release for Republic Records subsidiary Casablanca Music — will be similarly impressive. A melancholy house track with vocals by Little Know, it’s built from a dial-tone synth melody, a relentless 4/4 heartbeat thump, and shimmering echoes of white noise that make the whole thing feel like a house of mirrors. Fans of Disclosure and Maya Jane Coles/Nocturnal Sunshine ought to instantly tap into its headspace. The climactic lyric: “You ain’t seen anything yet.” If that means they’ve got even greater music in store, there’s reason to be excited because for all its house music bona fides, “All In” is misty-eyed pop music with real crossover potential. Hear it below.
01 “Broken Halo” (Feat. Nicholas Braun)
02 “All In” (Feat. Little Know)
04 “Voyeur” (Feat. Nicholas Braun)
05 “Broken Halo (Com Truise Remix)”
Phantoms have a couple shows coming up:
09/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
09/26 Los Angeles, CA @ Venue TBD (with Com Truise)
Broken Halo is out 9/25 on Casablanca/Republic.