With Chain Gang of 1974
With the unlikely trophy case combination of a Polaris Prize and a Ph.D. in mathematics, Caribou's Dan Snaith has already solidified his status as both an electronic music luminary and the sort of indie artist that's easy to geek out about. He's yet to make a real crossover splash, but for those in the know, his latest album "Swim" (released in April) was one of the most anticipated releases of the front half of 2010. Phantogram's music sounds like it's made by a band from the city. Electronic loops, hip-hop beats, shoegaze, soul, pop—each finds its way into their songs. Unexpectedly, the band doesn't live and work in a major urban center, but rather calls the town of Saratoga Springs home. With Chain Gang of 1974.
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