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Riff: Phantogram – “Black Out Days”

Sep 20, 2013

Fireworks exploding in my hands/If I could paint the sky/Would all the stars all be shining or erased?

from Black Out Days lyrics by Phantogram

“Black Out Days” burrows pleasantly into your brain, but doesn’t offer too much that Santigold, Ratatat, and Rihanna don’t. Still, with that combination, this cryptically dark and slightly-schizophrenic jam would make any club tolerable for four minutes.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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