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    "By the end of Blackgrass Express, the debut album by the Fort Worth-by-way-of-Burleson husband-and-wife folk outfit Phantom Sensation, you can tell their songwriting has been affected as much by movies as it has by punk. Each song unfolds with a beginning, middle, and end, a sequence of scenes in a larger narrative about a woman coming to terms with her own quest for revenge, stuck on a train peopled by souls damned from their own vengeance."
    -Steve Steward, Fort Worth Weekly

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The Phantom Sensation takes on the persona of "The Band in Black" -a cult like group that narrates the events that unfold in this dystopian society. A young woman, Harry, witnesses the murder of her sister by an agent of a government conspirator. She plots revenge, eventually tracking the killer as he boards a "strange train with an angry face". These songs act as a warning for future passengers of the Blackgrass Express.


The band in black, we where our heartache on our sleeve
A house of horrors for all the world to see
When we’re feeling into deep, we can keep our souls from burning
By the skin of our teeth

So get that old tyme religion in yer life
Go out moon dancing ‘neath the beat red colored sky
When yer feeling like a sheep, just a cog in the machine
Boy, ya best get to believin,

Now we’re stomp, stomp, stompin out the fire
Hoping daylight will come soon
We’re goin out firewalkin
‘Neath a blood red moon


from Blackgrass Express, released July 29, 2016



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The Phantom Sensation Fort Worth, Texas

TPS is a five piece folk project from Burleson, TX. Crossing genres of country, rock, and folk/ punk, creating a unique sound we call 'Blackgrass'. From genuine love songs to the southern gothic murder ballad, there's a little somethin' for the sinner and the saint in us all.... ... more

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