If you haven't heard of these Phantogram already don't worry, but they are worth checking out. Their sound reminds me off Passion pit yet more grimy but with better vocals. I just recently stumbled upon the duos new video on the myoldkentmyoldkentucky
I was skeptical at first of these guys at first because they don't really look like stars. However, their music is on another level, truly :). Apparently they have worked with a some of the top artists on respective backing tracks including 3 songs on Big Boi of the Outkast's latest album (even though the the group has faded from mainstream visibility, oh you fickle world lol).
The New York dance-rock extraordinares have also toured with the who's who of US talent including; The Antlers, Beach House, Metric, Minus The Bear, Caribou, Zero 7, The xx, Ra Ra Riot, School of Seven Bells, Yeasayer, Brazilian Girls, Future Islands, and The Glitch Mob. And have also been regulars at some of the biggest festivals across the region like Cochella, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, etc.
The singing of Sarah Barthel is splendid and almost otherworldly while the production is gritty raw yet very commercial. These guys are a band to watch out for as they will be releasing their first record on a major label very soon. It's fantastic to see independents doing so well and representing New York in style.