Phantom Planet

Genres: Heavy Metal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Tags: rock indie alternative indie rock alternative rock seen live pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

This US indie rock band may be better known by the acting resumes of a few of their members. Jason Schwartzman (26 June 1980, Los Angeles, California, USA; drums) is the son of actress Talia Shire, and has starred in movies such as Rushmore and Slackers, while Alexander Greenwald (b. 9 October 1979, Los Angeles, California, USA; lead vocals/guitar) has appeared in countless television commercials and in the movie Donnie Darko. Originally formed in their home town of Los Angeles, California, during 1994, Schwartzman and Greenwald were joined by Jacques Brautbar (b. 14 March 1979; guitar/vocals), Darren Robinson (b. 24 August 1978; guitar), and Samuel Farrar (b. 29 June 1978; bass). The latter is the son of renowned songwriter John Farrar.

The quintet fashioned a sound containing elements of emo as well as echoes of renowned alternative rock acts such as the Flaming Lips and Sonic Youth. They signed with Geffen Records during the late 90s,...

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