Phantom Planet breaks up

Very Sad. Here’s the details from their Myspace blog:

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Last Phantom Planet Show.

This could be the most difficult piece of news we have ever had to post. Sadly, Phantom Planet will be playing our last show, December 12, at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, the same venue that we played our very first live all ages gig, back in 1994. We have had an amazing time playing together for 15 years, but we have officially decided to go on hiatus, and will not be playing any more live shows or making any new records, indefinitely. There is so much more to write, but at this time, we just want to say thank you, to everyone, for their support, friendship, inspiration, attendance, and love.

-alex, darren, jeff and sam.

New Phantom Planet

Let me be the first to say that I wasn’t impressed with Phantom Planet‘s last LP. To be honest, I preferred Negatives 1, Negatives 2 and Polaroid – all b-sides collections. Oddly, Polaroid was the first Phantom Planet I heard, I was immediately hooked. From there I got their earlier Phantom Planet it Missing and The Guest. I highly reccommend purchasing all of those. But, I’m holding out hope that their Spring 2008 release, just announced to be on the Fueled by Ramen label, will be better than their eponymous release.

In honor of this possibility, enjoy this new video of them played some Christmas tunes. Plus an MP3 (which I presume will end up on the new LP) from their most recent Limited Edition Tour EP.