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A Peek At Phoenix LP5 Recording

Photographer Hedi Slimane took some black and white photos of Phoenix holed-up in a New York City studio working on their fifth album, the followup to Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. We have a handful of the images above. The rest of the set’s at (via TwentyFourBit). Looks catchy. More »

By: brandon / July 1, 2011 - 10:54 am

Phoenix Talk “Minimal,” “Experimental” New Album

Phoenix did an interview with Australian website Pedestrian.TV, who talked to the band about their still-untitled followup to Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. The band were in the middle of getting a Northern New South Wales-based orchestra to record some drum samples. If the percussion sounds right, they’ll return to record something for the next album, because,… More »

By: jessica / February 15, 2011 - 12:27 pm

Whoa, Daft Punk Joined Phoenix Onstage At MSG

Last night’s Phoenix/Dirty Projectors/Wavves show at Madison Square Garden became an even bigger deal when Daft Punk joined the headliners during the encore. According to the Village Voice, they did “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and added extra synths and noise to “1901.” This was Daft Punk’s first live appearance in three years (except for a… More »

By: jessica / October 21, 2010 - 10:33 am

Phoenix – “Love Like A Sunset Part III”

As a record Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix has got legs, is excellent, and is the closest thing you’ll see to a slick synth-pop- king maker in 2010. Soon after the record’s release they played one of those weird, small Bonnaroo side-stages that don’t even get the honor of having a stoner-confusing What/Where/etc. name; the next year… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 6, 2010 - 12:42 pm

Phoenix, Neon Indian @ Open Air Theatre, San Diego 9/21/10

Fresh off their appearance on  Kimmel, Phoenix resumed their victory lap tour, playing to a full house in San Diego. Neon Indian made for a fitting opener summoning otherworldly sounds via his Roland Juno-6 synthesizer and Moog Theremin. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 22, 2010 - 9:41 am

Phoenix Visit Kimmel, Share Wolfgang Stems

Phoenix stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to do “Lasso” and “1901,” from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The album came out May 2009, but it feels like forever ago, except when you see it live again:… More »

By: jessica / September 21, 2010 - 12:27 pm

Outside Lands 2010 In Photos

When we posted the Outside Lands festival lineup, we mentioned how the San Fransisco festival tried to fit it “between a jam and a rock space,” especially with Further (featuring the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Phil Lesh) and the Strokes headlining on Saturday. According to our photographer Graeme Flegenheimer there was a hippie/hipster divide… More »

By: jessica / August 16, 2010 - 3:57 pm

Lollapalooza 2010 Saturday: Green Day Is For The Children

Even if you’re not a fan (I’m not) you gotta give Green Day credit, first for introducing Lookout! to mall-punks back in the day, later for showcasing political awareness on an MTV-sized scale. Now middle-aged dads, with armfuls of Grammys and a Broadway pedigree, they commanded the biggest crowd at Lolla so far this weekend. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 8, 2010 - 12:02 pm

Outside Lands 2010 Lineup

Last year Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys headlined San Fransisco’s second Outside Lands festival. This year’s lineup also tries to fit between a jam and a rock space. Case in point: Saturday’s headliner is Furthur (featuring the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Phil Lesh), with The Strokes (further cashing in), and… More »

By: jessica / June 1, 2010 - 2:23 pm

Coachella 2010: Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz

Friday got us dancing with LCD and Jay-Z, Saturday featured less clothing, and Sunday closed things out with a generally mellower lineup (plus more amazing weather). It was fitting the reunited Pavement played “In The Mouth A Desert.” Because the desert is where people were watching them. Even if it didn’t feel especially arid. Le… More »

By: stereogum / April 19, 2010 - 4:54 pm

Libertines Reunite For Reading/Leeds 2010

The 2010 bill-sharing Reading & Leeds Festivals, scheduled for 8/27-29 in those respective cities, will feature Guns N’ Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink-182 as headliners, along with QOTSA, Paramore, Modest Mouse, Phoenix, NOFX, Lostprophets, Limp Bizkit(!), LCD Soundsystem, Cypress Hill, the Drums, a reunited Libertines (bets anyone?), and others. Here’s what it looks like so… More »

By: brandon / March 29, 2010 - 5:56 pm

Free Phoenix Live In Sydney EP

Persistence in pursuing pop perfection has its privileges (pah!): Phoenix’s meticulously crafted/effortlessly adored Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix benefited and built upon the band’s previous three albums in the same way their live shows have become some of the most consistently ecstatic celebrations of what is a pretty remarkable catalog. We saw it during this last la… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 24, 2010 - 12:56 pm

Staten Island Fifth Graders Sing “Lisztomania”

More proof that Phoenix is a band that speaks to the young and old alike. According to Wiki, the PS22 Chorus is a group of 5th graders who audition annually, conducted by Gregg Breinberg, from Staten Island’s largest elementary school “which pulls from a wide cross section of ethnic groups and socio-economic levels.” And according… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 9, 2010 - 12:34 pm

Snooki Interviews Phoenix

Some people have made a bit of a fuss over the fact that the Jersey Shore orangehead asks Phoenix if they have Guidos and Guidettes in France. We’re just surprised that she knows they are from France in the first place, and also what France is. More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 4, 2010 - 5:38 pm

Grammys 2010: Out Of Touch, Out Of Time

For the first time since I became aware of them, I won’t be watching the Grammys. I made other plans weeks ago and forgot they were airing tonight. I’m fairly confident I won’t be missing anything. Last year Amrit, Brandon, and I enlisted Videogum for our annual Grammys liveblog and it did not make the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 31, 2010 - 3:19 pm

Phoenix Cover Dylan, Get Remixed By Memory Tapes

Phoenix had a big 2009. The French group’s biggest appeal is their ability to craft ebullient, universally enjoyable pop hooks on the Grammy-nominated Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. (Which is one reason you hear their songs on so many commercials.) An important part of their sound is the layered, steamrolling vocal approach (Late Night and on record)… More »

By: brandon / January 27, 2010 - 9:05 am

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice 4: 2009 Mashed Up

There could not have been a more apt ID3 than that of Freelance Hellraiser’s “Stroke Of Genius,” the MP3 that launched this decade’s most fitting musical legacy. Parts of two or three or thirty tracks mixed into one supersong? What better than mashups to soundtrack a generation of smartphone-wielding Adderall chompers coming of age i… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2009 - 10:59 am

Phoenix Play La Blogothèque, P.C. Richard & Son Theater

How could Phoenix’s 2009 get any better than it was before this week? A first-ever Grammy nomination is how. A head nod from an increasingly irrelevant institution, maybe, but it’s nice to see NARAS memorialize the months-long moment these Frenchmen have been having since “1901” first blew up yr internet. The band’s tirelessly held u… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 4, 2009 - 5:32 pm

Stream The Phoenix Remix Album

If you don’t have enough albums to stream on the internet today, have a full listen to the heavily loaded Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (Remix Collection) at CBS Radio. Love those Phoemixes. (via FADER). More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 20, 2009 - 2:47 pm