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Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop’s Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year’s big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno Mar… More »

In a week full of big music videos, the one that generated the most conversation was, logically enough, the one that raised the most hackles. In this case, it was Lily Allen’s big comeback clip “Hard Out Here,” in which Allen uses her big platform by using outdated catchphrases and outdated music-video cliches to addre… More »

You guys are going to hate this week’s list so much, but it’s high summer now, and I just can’t be bothered to list whatever piece of dark experimental conceptual indie rock silliness that someone might be into. This is a time for bright, shiny, professional high-grade pop music videos, videos about love and dancing… More »

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Nicolas Godin – “Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde” (Feat. Thomas Mars) Video

French futurist-pop duo Air have been on hiatus since releasing Le Voyage Dans La Lune dropped in 2012, but Nicolas Godin has since been releasing…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 7, 2015 - 3:19 pm

Phoenix – “Bankrupt! (Gesaffelstein Remix)”

As the above graphic demonstrates, Phoenix have released many, many remixes of Bankrupt! material. According to the band, this is the last one: The darkly…
Chris DeVille | August 20, 2014 - 9:30 am

Phoenix – “Chloroform (Gopher & Devin Remix)”

We've seen Sofia Coppola's video and heard Sleigh Bells' remix, but Phoenix isn't done promoting their Bankrupt! banger "Chloroform." This time Paris duo Gopher…
Chris DeVille | June 2, 2014 - 2:41 pm

Phoenix – “SOS In Bel Air” (Ariel Pink’s Krystal Bamboo Remix)

Phoenix have just announced some North American tour dates to go along with their previously scheduled appearances at Governor's Ball and Bonnaroo, and to coincide…
Michael Nelson | March 4, 2014 - 1:41 pm

Phoenix Side With Lawrence Lessig On “Lisztomania” Fair Use Lawsuit

Is it fair to use portions of a band's song in the background of your video without the band's permission? Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig, the…
Chris DeVille | February 28, 2014 - 11:03 am

Watch Phoenix Play “S.O.S. In Bel Air” At An Austin High School For Live From the Artists Den

Phoenix will be kicking off the next season of Live From The Artists Den with that Austin high school performance we heard about in October.
Miles Bowe | December 16, 2013 - 3:36 pm

Watch Phoenix Play Ellen

It's been a big 24 hours for European Glassnote Records artists and American TV shows. Hot on the heels of Chvrches' Letterman performance last night
Chris DeVille | December 10, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Phoenix – “Chloroform” Video (Dir. Sofia Coppola)

The filmmaker Sofia Coppola is married to Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars, and she’s directed a video for “Chloroform,” one of the songs from Phoenix’s recent…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2013 - 3:46 pm

Watch Phoenix’s Austin City Limits Episode

Phoenix didn't get a chance to play the Austin City Limits Festival yesterday, since a flash flood warning forced organizers to cancel an entire day
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2013 - 10:31 am

Phoenix, Paul McCartney Play Surprise High School Concerts

Here's a trend that I can't imagine anyone getting pissed off about: Star musicians playing unannounced shows for high-school kids. Rappers have been doing thing…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2013 - 10:07 am

Artist Portraits From Austin City Limits 2013

Yesterday we shared live shots from the first weekend of Austin City Limits. We also caught up with some bands off-stage to take their photo…
Stereogum | October 8, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Phoenix – “Chloroform (Sleigh Bells Remix)”

It was only last month that a track from Phoenix's Bankrupt! was the R. Kelly treatment, and now, another song from that album has bee…
Michael Nelson | September 25, 2013 - 10:37 am

Watch Phoenix’s Take Away Show For La Blogotheque

We've already seen the "Entertainment" webisode of La Blogotheque's A Take Away Show featuring Phoenix, but now we've got a 21-minute short film featuring four…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 9, 2013 - 5:09 pm

Photos: Made In America 2013

The second annual Budweiser Made In America festival, which is curated by Jay-Z, took place over the weekend in Philadelphia with performances by Phoenix, Beyoncé,…
Miles Bowe | September 3, 2013 - 5:04 pm

Watch Phoenix Play “Entertainment” In Versailles For La Blogotheque

Phoenix have gotten a ton of traction out of Bankrupt! track "Trying To Be Cool," grabbing remixes for the song from artists like Breakbot, A-Trak,…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 29, 2013 - 12:46 pm

Watch Phoenix Teach Haim French

Phoenix and Haim are about to tour together this November. In advance of the tour, NME got the two bands together during Leeds festival o…
Liz Pelly | August 25, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Phoenix – “Trying To Be Cool Remix Feat. R. Kelly”

Well that was quick. We just got teased on the R. Kelly remix of Phoenix's "Trying To Be Cool," and now, the song. Kelly add…
Michael Nelson | August 14, 2013 - 3:12 pm

Phoenix Tease “Trying To Be Cool (R. Kelly Remix)”

In April, Coachella headliners Phoenix were joined onstage by a surprise guest: Pitchfork Festival headliner R. Kelly. The two parties collab'ed on a pair of…
Michael Nelson | August 14, 2013 - 11:46 am
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