Fantasmas are the Brooklyn-based brainchild of Kam Tambini, who along with Austin Formica (guitar), Avi Bajpai (drums) and Adam Glaser (bass/vox) craft aggressive post-punk that adds a melodic element to their distortion-soaked sound. Tambini hails from Peru, so the band’s set at Glasslands opening for Grandfather appropriately kicked off with a Spanish-language track, “La Maga” before drilling the inspired “Dead Days”, that gave me fond memories of many mid- to late-80s U.S. and British post-punkers. The band also did an inspired cover of Thurston Moore’s “Hang Out” that left no doubt where their allegiances lay. Fantasmas have a 7″ available on bandcamp for now, but be on the lookout for their future releases and shows in the area.
I recorded this set in the same manner as the Grandfather recording, but had a bit more to work with in terms of the board feed. The results are excellent. Enjoy!
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Stream “Hang Out [Thurston Moore]”
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01 La Maga
02 Dead Days
04 Burn Out
05 Hang Out [Thurston Moore]
06 Panic Girl
07 Blind Children (Shake)
08 No Soul