PHO is an up-and-coming funk band based out of Minneapolis, which has been consistently rising the ranks in the jam scene with their energetic live shows, tight instrumentation, and genre-bending sound that blends funk, afrobeat, psychedelia, and more. While PHO has shared the stage with a bunch of bands we know and love, such as The Motet, Dumpstaphunk, Dopapod, TAUK, and others, the band caught their biggest break when the legendary and late Prince (!!!!!) caught one of their performances online and asked them to open for Larry Graham of Graham Central Station at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
The seven-piece funk outfit is on the precipice of releasing their second album, two, which was produced by John Davis who has formerly worked with artists such as Lettuce, Eric Krasno Band, and Nigel Hall. To get us hyped for their anticipated album release, PHO has shared a never-released single off of two called “Still Waiting.” Guitarist Joe Paris describes the track as “a musical trip with dashes of afrobeat and psychedelia, with an outro that nods to the pumping synths of the Autobahn,” and keys player Patrick Horigan considers “Still Waiting” to be “a tribute to music around the world that is hypnotic, groovy, and cool” that is heavily inspired by the Talking Heads with Brian Eno, afrobeat, and krautrock. Check out Live For Live Music’s exclusive premiere of the track for yourself below.
However, PHO has more goodies in store for fans. The band has also released a trippy new video for “Still Waiting,” which was created by Ross McEwen. The music video is a perfect accompaniment to the track, visually manifesting the psychedelic tone of the song and its recurring theme of travel. You can check out the premiere of this music video below. Plus, if you’re picking up what PHO is putting out, definitely take a listen to the first single off their first album, “Dr. Drake,” here. You can also find more information about PHO on the band’s Facebook page.