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Phantom Planet : California

Jason Schwarzman, star of Wes Anderson's 'Rushmore', has arrived with his elegantly rumpled rock'n'roll outfit...

Keanu Reeves had Dogstar, Russell Crowe had 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts, and now Jason Schwarzman, star of Wes Anderson's 'Rushmore', has arrived with his elegantly rumpled rock'n'roll outfit. And ironically, while the megastars have failed so atrociously, 'California' freshly launders all those overused words like "bittersweet" and "poignant" and folds them into something lovely, and intelligent.



Somewhere between Weezer

and[a][/a], Phantom Planet's college-pop comes with a knowing cool that swerves the shallows of major-label indie. Go west, young men, make your fortune and bankroll a load of films about love and drugs in Echo Park.



Victoria Segal

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