Once again, they’re working with producer Tony Berg, who certainly embellishes their hooks. Like “BALISONG”, this track bubbles and sticks like all the best indie pop.
Of its origins, singer-songwriter Alex Greenwald said, “Once, I found myself walking on a deserted street in Brazil, dressed in a leopard print shirt and zebra striped pants. It was a hot day and I was sweating. A photographer for a fashion label was taking pictures of me. All of a sudden I heard words in my head — as if the sky had whispered them just to me — it said: ‘Remember you are part animal, part party animal.’ I couldn’t stop laughing. Maybe we should all remember we’re a little bit of both.” Deep.
Although an official tour is still being developing, Phantom Planet will soon play shows in both New York and Boston for their most die-hard and devoted fans. They’ll also open for Maroon 5 in Las Vegas on December 30th and 31st. Watch the ball drop as opposed to dropping the ball and grab tickets now before it’s too late.