Classixx Remix Phoenix

By Scott Lapatine / April 27, 2009

“Lisztomania,” the standout single from Phoenix’s forthcoming fourth LP, is certainly ripe for remixing, and finally an official one has surfaced. In re-imagining the synthrock song for a chill discothèque LA DJ duo Classixx cut out every undeniable guitar riff, so not surprising their version doesn’t hold a candle to the original. Still, it’s fun to hear “Lisztomania” in a new light, and you could say that Classixx succeed at making “Lisztomania” even more ’80s, no easy feat. A few weeks ago we heard thirty seconds of the remix soundtracking a viral video for Kitsuné (it birthed the screengrab above, in case you were wondering). The complete track can be found 6/2 on the French fashion label’s Maison 7 comp or as a 90 second teaser now at MySpace (HT GvsB). Also worth tracking down is the Phoenix-curated Kitsuné Tabloid, a compilation of songs that inspired the band. Here’s that tracklist:

01 Kiss – “Love Theme From Kiss”
02 Dirty Projectors – “Rise Above”
03 The Red Crayola – “Victory Garden”
04 The Impressions – “I’ve Been Trying”
05 Chris Bell – “I Am The Cosmos”
06 Roxy Music – “Pyjamarama”
07 The 13th Floor Elevators – “I Had To Tell You”
08 Elvis Costello & The Attractions – “Shipbuilding”
09 D’Angelo – “Send It On”
10 Tangerine Dream – “Love On A Real Train”
11 Urge Overkill – “Stull (Part 1)”
12 Lô Borges – “Aos Barões”
13 Iggy Pop & James Williamson – “Master Charge”
14 Dennis Wilson – “Lady (Falling in Love)”
15 Irma Thomas – “It’s Raining”
16 Ritchie Valens – “In A Turkish Town”
17 Dusty Springfield – “I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today”
18 Lou Reed – “Street Hassle”

Sample at kitsune.fr and buy at Amazon or your local Kitsuné.

Here are those tour stops, selling out fast…

05/20 Berlin, Germany @ Spex Festival, Berghain
05/23 Cologne, Germany @ T-Mobile Electronics Beats Festival, E-Werk
05/25 Paris, France @ La Cigale
05/28 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
05/30 Hasseleholm, Sweden @ Siesta
06/01 London, UK @ Koko
06/04 Amsterdam, Holland @ Trouw Club
06/05 Brussels, Belgium @ L’Orangerie
06/06 Germany @ Rock AM Ring
06/07 Germany @ Rock IM Park
06/12 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
06/12 Chicago, IL @ Park West
06/13 Toronto, Canada @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
06/16 Montreal, Canada @ Les Saints
06/17 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
06/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
06/19 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
06/21 Washington DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
06/23 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity
06/25 Denver, CO @ Bluebird
06/27 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center, Grand Ballroom
06/28 Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
07/03 France @ Arras Festival, Main Square
07/05 Belfort, France @ Eurockéennes Festival
07/18 Germany @ Melt! Festival
07/24 Cambridgeshire, UK @ Secret Garden Festival
07/25 Dorset, UK @ Camp Bestival
08/07 Tokyo, Japan @ Summersonic
08/08 Osaka, Japan @ Summersonic
08/21 Belgium @ Pukkelpop Festival
08/22 Chelmsford, UK @ V Festival
08/23 Staffordshire, UK @ V Festival
08/28 Brixton, UK @ O2 Academy

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is out 5/26 on Glassnote Records.