Phantogram Announce 'Ceremony' Album, Share Upbeat Ballad 'Pedestal': Listen

Eliot Lee Hazel

Electronic alt-rockers Phantogram have been through a lot these last five years. While the duo toured Three, its most commercially-succesful album to date, they mourned the sudden loss of singer Sarah Barthel's sister to suicide. In July of 2019, Phantogram began releasing music from its healing process, and today (Feb. 7), the band announces Ceremony, a fourth studio album with hope in its heartbeats. 

“We spent eight years on the road," Barthel is quoted in a press release. "All of my stuff had been in storage for years. I wanted to feel comfort and time to appreciate what was around me, and a place I could call home. Life keeps going while you’re in your album cycle bubble and when it pops, you have to pick up the pieces. Once you stop, all the distractions go away and you’re left with a lot of feelings, feelings that got trapped outside of the bubble, and those are what came out on Ceremony.”

The LP announcement is paired with fourth single "Pedestal," a ringing, pulsing and powerful rock ballad that makes peace with complication. It's jangling and upbeat, one of the brightest tunes from the forthcoming record. "Pedestal" follows previously-released singles "Into Happiness," "In A Spiral" and "Mister Impossible."

Ceremony is set for full release March 6.

Check the visualizer for "Pedestal" and the full track list for Phantogram's fourth studio album below.

Ceremony Track List:

1. “Dear God”
2. “In A Spiral”
3. “Into Happiness”
4. “Pedestal”
5. “Love Me Now”
6. “Let Me Down”
7. “News Today”
8. “Mister Impossible”
9. “Glowing”
10. “Gaunt Kids”
11. “Ceremony”


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