Phantom Float
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Phantom Float

San Francisco, California, United States | SELF

San Francisco, California, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Rock


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"Good looking DIY album"

Organ Art - Issue 265

GHOSTED / PHANTOM FLOAT – Home (Self Release) – Good looking DIY flavoured split CD album, kind of feels like there's going to be something good here from the off, when new bands make an effort in terms of their artwork and packaging it does make a healthy difference. Phantom Float are from the Bay Area, they describe what they're doing as "the spawn of Slint and Deftones" and I guess that isn't a million miles from the mark – not that obvious or clear cut though and closer to a Slinty thing really. Intelligent U.S alt rock intentions and more considered quiet than all out noise - pulling teeth out of mouth and smiling today - this is good. Meanwhile over there we have Ghosted. Ghosted are from Oakland – San Francisco's Bay Area as well then, they compliment Phantom Float well with their alt skate rock slackerness and their creative cutting edge, This is good too! Two good bands tag teamed together and getting out there with a DIY split album and some healthy attitude that more than has the music to go with it - spoken half truths and ships blown away and some healthy American alt.rock. Two bands and a split album well worth checking out. - /

- Organ Art - Issue 265

"Indie without being lightweight"
Sometimes it's refreshing to come across a band
that is indie without being lightweight.

Indie rock.

Floating to the surface of an ever
widening (not deepening) sea of indie pop.

Phantom float sounds as though it began with four
average guys who had nothing better to do
than hook up and play music in one of their garages.

Thing is, they didn't stay there long.

"Keep Things Bright", the most widely palatable
song on their 2008 split entitled "Home"
is tight, articulate, impressive.

Mike (lead singer) culls enough grit
from his yearning to come across
as plaintive rather than whiny.

The bass is bold
the guitar sure
the drums are heavy on the high-hat
but otherwise forceful and full .

"Teeth", a dark little ditty about
life and the things that pass us by
is my favorite offering on the album.

"Sink In" is a close second
as it crescendos nicely
into a wailing guitar solo while
Mike's raw vocals accuse,

"fangs, fangs fangs were out,
i don't bite the way that you do..."

You can catch Phantom Float at many
small but respectable venues around the
city, including Bottom of The Hill and
Voodoo Lounge.

Check them out here:

and purchase their 2008 split entitled: Home - Say Sarah Say


Home: A Split w/ Ghosted and Phantom Float (2008)



In Fall of 2007 guitarist Daniel Hendrickson and drummer Nick Suhr decided it was time to start a project that they could put their heart and souls into. It was going to be an instrumental project but the writing chemistry between them was calling for lyrics. They enlisted lead vocalist Mike Hale and bassist Jon Lervold.
Rehearsals produced a list of songs that they felt ready to perform live. All 4 members of the band have been in the local music scene for several years so shows came quickly. It seemed the band had a following from their first show and it quickly grew. They decided it was time to go into the studio and record. In April of 2008 they recorded an EP split with their friends in the band Ghosted. Their fan base continues to grow and many more shows are scheduled. The band is already writing new material and ready for a fantastic musical adventure.