Phoebe Jean and the Air Force, ‘Day Is Gone’ – Best Songs of 2012 You Probably Haven’t Heard
On 'Day Is Gone,' Baltimore one-woman dance-pop curio Phoebe Jean rides the starkest, spookiest club groove since Shannon's 'Let the Music Play.' She's joined in the video by a gang of ragtag street dancers who, like anyone who hears this tune, are powerless against the bumping synth line and piercing melody. They've got to move, and that's precisely what they do.
'Day Is Gone' comes from 'Heartbreakers,' the debut album from this self-professed amateur musician. Grimes is still our favorite avant-garde electro-princess, but with her haunting, homemade blend of hip-hop, freestyle and pop, Pheebs is running a close second.