Greta Morgan’s recommendation: “My former band, The Hush Sound, shared a tour bus with Phantom Planet for three months while on the Honda Civic Tour in 2008 and we became very close with them. Iâ€™d grown up listening to their album Guest, and have always considered it one of the strongest pop records of the decade. The songs on that album are total melodic perfection, streamlined and smart, with California easiness balancing the right amount of old school rock n roll charm.”
If you are new to Phantom Planet, Greta recommends you start here: “Phantom Planetâ€™s Raise The Dead (2008) didnâ€™t get as much public spotlight as it shouldâ€™ve because the band broke up after the album had been released only 6 months. Itâ€™s genius though, particularly Dropped and I Donâ€™t Mind. If you missed this total gem of pop perfection, snag a copy now!”
Check the Phantom Planet website for more info about the band’s music and merch.
About our guest author, Greta Morgan: According the the band bio, Gold Motel front-woman Greta Morgan wrote her first song at the age of three! Fast forward to adult life where Greta fronted the Chicago based band, The Hush Sound, which specialized in sweet, sweet pop. Three albums later, Greta relocated to California and now fronts Gold Motel whose music is described as “the dreamy energy of The Kinks, the quickwitted lyrical dexterity of Elvis Costello, the unassuming sophistication of a Beach Boys melody, light as air and deep as the Pacific” on their web site. Their first full length offering, Summer House fully supports the description. Catch some sunshine at their live shows this Winter/Fall.