Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Phantom Ocean - "I'm With the Band"

"Spooky, bluesy grunge misfits from Salem" Phantom Ocean just released a brand new single. "I'm With the Band" is an indie rock song seeped in blues that was written by drummer/singer Sarah Moughan-Smith about her experiences in the music scene. It's a song that's as noisy as it is catchy. It's a lo-fi grunge/blues song, which doesn't sound like it would work until you think about it for a few seconds. It's a perfect sonic combination that drips with venom just as much as it makes you want to happily sing along. 

Sarah Moughan-Smith says of the new single:

“'I’m With the Band' is a pushback against the assumption that women are just 'with the band' and not full artists and people in their own right that, unfortunately, some people love to cling to.  I drew on my own experiences of not being respected and treated like eye candy, and the reactions I got when I finally stepped into my own and refused to let that happen anymore. 

You can listen to "I'm With the Band" below. The song is currently available via Bandcamp. For more on Phantom Ocean, check out the band on Instagram.

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