Phantogram at Hollywood Palladium - photo by Paula Tripodi

Phantogram at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA

Electro-pop duo Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter of Phantogram fired up the Hollywood Palladium with a mind-blowing sold-out concert in the heart of Los Angeles, CA. Their latest album, Three, one of the most anticipated records for Fall, was released on Oct. 7 to kick off their North American tour. The 10-track album is a psychedelic infusion of their electronic rock and pop core, including the synth hit “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore,” as well as tracks like “You’re Mine,” “Same Old Blues” and “Calling All” that were teased recently.

This performance marked two years since their last headlining show in Los Angeles and the reception was massive. The production featured stunning visual projections and light displays with Carter and Barthel appearing as flickering silhouettes behind a large screen for the opening songs. Later, they both transitioned to come forward on stage and play old favorites like “When I’m Small” and “Mouthful of Diamonds.” For the final encore, Barthel returned to playing behind the shadow projections, leaving the crowd with the rousing power-pop infused hit “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore.”

Phantogram is set to promote Three in the upcoming month with headlining tour dates in Salt Lake City, Denver and a special live performance in Boulder, CO with the artist Ben Zanks and Tumblr IRL on Oct. 13, followed by sold-out shows across the country.

Text by Leehae Choee; Photos by Paula Tripodi

*Disclaimer: The words expressed in photo blog reviews do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Music Connection Magazine.