Exclusive: Watch Phantogram Reimagine “Calling All” With Analog Synths at Moog Sound Lab

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Exclusive: Watch Phantogram Reimagine “Calling All” With Analog Synths at Moog Sound Lab

New York electronic-rock duo Phantogram are premiering their new video, exclusively at Paste, for a reimagined version of “Calling All” from their 2016 album Three.

The band performed the track live in the Moog Sound Lab in Asheville, N.C., transforming the track by playing it completely with analog synthesizers. Guitarist Josh Carter uses a Minimoog Model D, while vocalist Sarah Barthel opts for a MF-104M Analog Delay to distort and deepen her voice. Though the new version is still a sharp electronic-pop track, it has a much more skeletal feel to it than the track’s dense, hi-fi original recording.

“’Calling All’ is a song about owning who you are,” Barthel tells Paste of the track. “Celebrate yourself. Like what you like and be who you are.”

The band previously played in the Moog Sound Lab in 2011 for a performance of their track “16 Years,” taken from their 2011 EP Nightlife. Previous artists that have performed in the Moog Sound Lab include Tegan & Sara, CHVRCHES, Washed Out, Moses Sumney, Sylvan Esso, Toro Y Moi, Jack Antonoff and more.

Phantogram have some upcoming West Coast tour dates set for May including shows with Tycho, and California festival appearances at Napa’s Bottlerock Festival and Fresno’s Grizzly Fest.

Enjoy Phantogram’s performance of “Calling All” below, along with Paste Cloud audio from their 2010 Daytrotter Session, and check out their upcoming tour dates further down.

Phantogram Tour Dates:

19 – Fresno, Calif. @ Grizzly Fest
21 – Denver, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheater #
22 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Villa Hispana #
23 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Van Buren #
24 – San Diego, Calif. @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre #
25 – Napa, Calif. @ Bottlerock Festival

(# – w/ Tycho)

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