Video: Alex Greenwald and Phriends, Balisong (She Told Me So)

It has been well over a year since this song surfaced as a teaser for Alex Greenwald‘s solo record and I must confess, I was beginning to wonder if the project had been abandoned.

But lo, a video has appeared! Hopefully this means the record will emerge soon too.

Without further chatter, here is Mr. Greenwald (looking very professorial) along with Darren Robinson and Jeff Conrad from Phantom Planet and Stuart Zender from Jamiroquai (?!) with a live version of the song performed at a live variety show put on by The Kennedy Administration in Echo Park, in Los Angeles.

Alex Greenwald & Phriends (Members of Phantom Planet) perform Balisong at The Kennedy Administration

Lighting a Signal Fire: Phantom Planet Is Back!

Early in November, a new Twitter profile appeared. The Internet said, All right, but is this real?

Yes, quoth the band. ‘Tis us and none other.

And then today, the following did appear:


Phantom Planet Reunion - "Knowitall" Teaser (1st Rehearsal Since Hiatus)



So far details are thin, but, should you want to be kept apprised of developments as they occur, subscribe to the new Twitter feed, as that is the primary source of information.

Meanwhile, in celebration of this happy news, here’s some more Phantom Planet, starting with an acoustic version of Raise the Dead, from a post-show jam:


Raise The Dead (acoustic)


And Ship Lost At Sea, one of my personal favorites (to the surprise of NONE OF YOU, I am sure) from their Daytrotter session:


Ship Lost At Sea (Daytrotter Sessions)

July Video Challenge: Phantom Planet, Do the Panic

You may recognize Phantom Planet, or at least singer Alex Greenwald’s voice, from The OC, as they sang the theme song for the show. (You might recognize his face from Donnie Darko.) This song is from Raise The Dead, their last record, released in 2008. The video should get some sort of prize for creepy, horror-movie inspired effects.

Phantom Planet: Do The Panic [OFFICIAL VIDEO]