“The band, with its idiosyncratic answers and genre-defying songs, proves to be hard to pin down. Jarvis coolly describes Phantasmagoria’s music simply as “electronic pop,” and with Vanicelli’s beautiful vocal delivery and the duo’s penchant for synth-driven music, it’s a fair description. But the songs’ arty tendencies can’t be ignored, most of which are lush arrangements that pass the five-minute mark and tout any combination of clean, meticulously layered electronic beats, primitive, tribal-sounding live percussion, or samples of animal noises — oftentimes all in one song.” - MetroTimes Detroit
Have you heard Frontier Ruckus' new song “For Mona and Emmy” yet? It's fantastic (as is many of their songs). Here they are playing it in an alley in Omaha for the good folks at Love Drunk Studio, the people who also recorded Phantasmagoria playing on a street in suburban Detroit and Matt Jones playing in his Ypsilanti backyard. Cool stuff.
Check out Frontier Ruckus headlining the finale of Midwest Fest 2011 on Saturday, October 1st. Tickets for the whole fest are $20-$25 and tickets for that night are $10. Get them at http://midwestfest2011.com/tickets. The festival is open to those 18 and up, although tickets for those under 21 are limited. Get yours today!