Electronic rock band Phantogram have released two new songs -- one a cover -- and the proceeds are going to a special cause. The new song is titled "Someday" and will be released with a second track on the single titled "Saturday." That second song is a cover by the band Sparklehorse and all proceeds from the singles will go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
This is a huge cause that has a very personal meaning for Phantogram. Singer and keyboardist Sarah Barthel lost her sister Becky to suicide while they were in the process of recording their 2016 album, Three. According to Barthel, almost all the songs on that album were either inspired by the death of her sister or was changed in some manner or another due to her death.
In an interview with AFSP, Barthel said that Becky suffered from anxiety and depression her entire life. She admitted that her parents treated her like a "troubled" teenager and that their hope was she would grow out of it. She is now working to try to help the organization reach out and help others before it is too late.
Phantogram will play at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, on Monday, May 21. AXS has tickets available for the event that has a start time of 7 p.m. (buy tickets here). This is an all ages show and Tycho will open for the band. prices range from $42 up to $46.