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  CD Release Party Announced!  

Our new CD, "Off The Map", is in production at this very moment. The official release date will be on Augist 20th, when we'll be holding a CD release party at Angelica's in Redwood City (more details to be announced shortly), but you can catch a sneak preview of the songs and pick up your very own hot-off-the-presses prerelease signed copies of the actual CD at our upcoming live shows on July 23rd and August 12th. So come along and bring your friends too!

  The new CD's a Wrap!  

We've finally completed the mixing and mastering of our new 14-track CD, entitled "Off The Map", and we're now working on the cover art and production. Stay tuned for more information about the release date, and of course the CD release parties!

  Gig Schedule  

As we approach the Summer and the completion of our latest (as yet untitled) CD, the band is heading back out to some of our local favorite gig venues to try out our newest material on our fans. Over the last few weeks we've been experimenting with some new and different songs which we've never played live before, so we can promise a few surprises! Check out the list of upcoming shows on our gigs page, and come out to see us if you can...

  New Drummer - Harold Parker!  

The band is happy to announce the addition to our lineup of Harold Parker, an excellent and experienced drummer. Harold has been a fixture of the Bay Area music scene for many years, and he's busy helping us lay down new tracks on the CD and learning our old material for future gigs! Check out our Gigs page for more info on where you can see Harold in action.

  The Band's Back in the Studio Again!  

The band is now taking a hiatus from actively gigging in order to focus on the new CD. We have a really strong collection of new songs written by multiple band members (Steven, Trevor and Al), and we're laying down tracks right now. Some of these songs you may have heard at the live shows, but even those are changing and growing with the recording process, and we have some brand new never-before-heard material too!

We'll keep you up to date with the progress on the new CD in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!

  Another Year?   Whew! Time goes by so fast. It's 2010 already, and the band are still working in the studio, putting the finishing touches to the tunes for our forthcoming CD. We're pretty excited about the collection of songs we've put together for you, and we can't wait for you to hear them, either recorded or live! We'll have more news about the CD soon, we promise.  
  The Long Hot Summer   The new CD is coming along nicely, and the band are working in the studio. But we're also playing some fun venues this Summer and trying out some of the new material that we're recording. Check out our gigs page for more details...  
  Phantom City in the Studio   As well as playing a handful of gigs over the Summer, the Band is currently in the studio laying down some brand new material for their forthcoming CD - further details to be announced later in the year!  
  Happy New Year!   A very Happy New Year from all of us in Phantom City. We're looking forward to seeing you all sometime in 2009. Currently we're booking live gigs and writing some fresh new tunes. Best regards from Steven, Nathen, Trevor, Peter and Al.  
  City of Dreams CD Release Party  

To launch their new CD, City of Dreams, The band threw a CD Release Party at the Great Hall, San Francisco Zoo on March 31st, 2007.

  Phantom City Release New CD!  

Phantom City have finally released their new CD, City of Dreams, an upbeat collection of unique, original songs which showcase the band's songwriting talent. Over a year in the making, the CD features a variety of tracks reflecting the band's social conscience about the world we live in, and the problems created by our society. Most of the songs were written by Steven Andrew Kacsmar, the band's talented lead singer and songwriter, but the CD also includes original tunes penned by other band members. learn more...

  Band in the Studio  

You may have noticed that Phantom City has been on a live performance hiatus recently. This has been to allow them to spend time in the studio putting the finishing touches on the tracks for their forthcoming CD. They expect to announce new concert dates once the CD is released in early 2007.

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Roberta Donnay Musician/Producer
"I dig this record!"

Ken, Bryan Farrish Radio:
"...wraps the listener in warm emotion... Phantom City knows how to deliver perfect acoustic grooves with just the right amount of eclectic."

Amy Obenski
Ultra Indie Album Reviews:

"Phantom City's premier release, 'City of Dreams', is full of nostalgia, good times, and classic vibes. Listening to it constantly conjures up good memories of hanging out with friends from the past... Anyone who is a Classic Rock junkie could be swept up in Phantom City's tunes after just a couple of listens."
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