You Should Get Your Story Straight Before I Start To Doubt It. `Cause If You've Worn Your Lipstick Off I Wanna Hear About It.
So, I'm not perfect by a long shot. There are times when I overlook things and wonder what the hell I was thinking. Such is the case with Phantom Planet's self-titled sophmore album. Laying in bed last week, crippled with pneumonia, I lamented the fact that this album sat on my shelf for over a year before being inserted into my stereo. Packed with haunting melodies and hooks tightly wound up in a ball of distortion, Phantom Planet is the sound of a band coming of age. Forget their debut album The Guest. Forget the fact that they provide the theme song to The O.C. And certainly purge from your mind the fact that actor Jason Schwartzman used to be their drummer. Just focus on lead singer/guitarist Alex Greenwald's killer knack for writing songs that remain in your subconcious long after the album has finished playing. For your listening (dis)pleasure:
Phantom Planet: Knowitall
Phantom Planet: 1st Things 1st
Phantom Planet: Big Brat
Phantom Planet: You're Not Welcome Here
::BONUS:: Mark Ronson feat. Alex Greenwald of Phantom Planet: Just (Radiohead cover)