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It all started with a YouTube video — no no no, wait…it all started with a tweet! Coachella turned into a hype machine and began teasing us just past the point of blue balls. After the tweet where they said the real lineup will leak before Goldenvoice presents it on their website, the hints started pouring out in the form of videos on Coachella.com.
The first of these videos was of Phantogram‘s “Mouthful of Diamonds.” Needless to say, I was hooked right when the heavy electronic beat dropped. Bobbing my head to the catchy intro, I was gifted with the following guitar riff from the indie gods. When I thought I was right where I needed to be, when all problems and complaints with the world were lost in the moment of the beginning of this song, Sarah Barthel had to come in with her angel like voice and bring everything together. After hearing this track, I was inclined to commence on a quest to try and find their whole album, Eyelid Movies, in the highest quality possible. After doing my routine album run through, I was devastated to find that no track got even close to the effect and emotion I gathered from “Mouthful of Diamonds,” so I just got rid of it. It may be a one hit wonder, but it’s definitely necessary for anyone who appreciates that oh-so-approachable XX (indie/electronic) style.