Upstate New York electronic duo Phantogram released their first full-length, Eyelid Movies, in 2009, cushioned on either side by multiple singles and EP releases. While follow-up LP Voices was slated for a late-2013 release, it was directly preceded by this four-song, self-titled EP. Trading lead vocal duties, Phantogram members Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel deliver booming pop production with decidedly indie songwriting, finding an unexpected middle ground between Beach House and Rihanna on tracks like "Black Out Days" and "The Day You Died." The brief EP flies by but sets the scene for the upped production and hook-heavy presentation of the group's evolving sound.
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AllMusic Review by Fred Thomas