Phantom Handshakes is a new collaboration between Matt Sklar (Exiles) and Federica Tassano (Sooner, Mônetre) based in Brooklyn, NY. Be Estranged is a collection of 7 tracks ranging from jangly indie pop to shoegaze-y post-punk. All songs were recorded at home during April and May of 2020 by Matt and Federica and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering in Chicago.
This is probably one of my most favorite discoveries of this summer. The album is so so good. I have listened to it several times and I am enjoying it very much. Listen to it from the start to end and repeat. The guitars, vocals, drums, everything is just perfect. I just wish this was released on cassettes.
There are so many releases I would love to see on cassettes… Maybe that s the reason I am releasing so much music on Z Tapes. 🙂
You can find more music on Bandcamp.