Hip-Hop’s favorite indie band Phantogram gets the deserving spotlight in VEVO Lift’s profile. Sarah & Josh tell us their major influences and stories to go along with it, including Josh’s love for The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the impact Prince & James Brown had in Sarah’s household.
The two also discuss how big an influence Hip-Hop has had on them; from their endless discussions on Busta Rhymes, the Wu & The Roots & Dilla’s critically acclaimed Donuts. Below, you can also check for an exclusive live performance of their single “Black Out Days” off their sophomore full-length Voices available on iTunes now.
I think The Beatles have been a huge influence on the pop part. Being able to make it sound rich and loud and bumping; bombastic is very important to us.