ARTS Pick: Phantogram

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Friends since junior high, Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel have made their pet project Phantogram into a monolith in the pop scene. But as the duo gains popularity, it holds fast to what made it unique in the first place, cranking out dark, synthy hits that are too dreamy to break into mainstream. The definition of a phantogram is a two-dimensional image that distorts itself so as to appear three-dimensional to the viewer, and that mystique plays well throughout the pair’s music.

Co-headlining with Tycho. Sunday, July 23. $35, 7pm. Sprint Pavilion, 700 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 245-4910.

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