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Phoenix Have Now Played Every Late Night Talk Show This Year

Except Carson Daly, but he doesn’t really count. The roll call: Fallon, Conan, Kimmel. Hell even SNL. So in the interest of exhausting Phoenix’s every move, here’s their performance of “Girlfriend” for Craig Ferguson last night, including two more recent installments from the never-ending parade of Phoemixes (i.e. Phoenix remixes): one of “Fences” by… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 12, 2009 - 3:56 pm

2009 mtvU Woodie Award Nominations: Animal Collective Vs. 3OH!3

mtvU is the college-dorm targeted branch of Viacom’s pop-cultural giving tree. While most of its boughs are wilting when it comes to recognizing relevant music, this university-centric twig at least maintains some semblance of staying evergreen, if only because their demographic roots turn over almost as quickly as tastes and trends tend to. So, and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 6, 2009 - 10:22 am

Austin City Limits 2009 In Photos

There was dust, rain, then mud. There was Eddie Vedder, sitting in with Kings Of Leon and calling Perry Farrell up onstage with Pearl Jam during a reportedly monstrous, festival headlining two-hour set. There were Brooklynites and Brits, Dave Matthews and Phoenix, The B-52s and Mos Def, John Paul Jones and Karen O. Basically there… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 5, 2009 - 1:51 pm

Wal-Mart, Axe Say Phoenix Are The Next Big Thing

Hey Pearl Jam, Phoenix see your Target tie-in and raise you one Wal-Mart endorsement that also pimps Axe hair products. Watch at Apparently Axe has a product called Phoenix? Quelle coincidence (that’s French for LOL). More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 3, 2009 - 9:47 am

Animal Collective Remix Phoenix

It’s Thursday which must mean it is time for Phoenix remix news. But this one trumps your typical Thursday Phoenix remix news, because it is the news that hearkens an entire Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix remix album, nearly every track covered sometimes multiple times by a strong tag set including Devendra Banhart, Central Park buddies Passio… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 1, 2009 - 11:04 am

Phoenix/Passion Pit @ Central Park Summerstage, NYC 9/26/09

As advertised, Phoenix treated Central Park’s Summerstage to two sold-out nights of their danceable and occasionally epic insouciance this past weekend. The lineup was a synth-lover’s delight, pairing the Frenchmen with the more sugar-rushed and helium-voiced keyboard pop of Massachusetts men Passion Pit in the opening slot. And it wouldn’t be a Monday without new… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 28, 2009 - 11:18 am

Phoenix Play Fallon Show, Apple Store

The French ’80s revivalists are making the most of their time in NYC. Again. Last time it was shows everywhere from MHOW to T5 and camera calls for Alexa Chung and David Letterman. This week’s jaunt sees them spend two very soldout nights at Central Park Summerstage with Passion Pit (tonight and tomorrow), but not… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 25, 2009 - 9:56 am

Friendly Fires Remix Phoenix

Just when you thought we were putting a cap on our ongoing coverage of how it’s been a Very Phoenix Summer, with the logical extension of the band’s brand expansion (stumping for fun-loving luxury SUVs, naturally), here we are today — another day, another Phoenix remix. But this one’s fun! Pretty fun. Instead of dubMore »

By: Amrit Singh / September 17, 2009 - 3:20 pm

Phoenix Play Conan, Cadillac Crossover Commercial

Phoenix’s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix had crossover written all over it from the first synth tones of “1901.” And by now you know it’s easy, like they did it all summer long. Which they did: raucous club shows, festivals, SNL, countless remixes, talk show appearances, and yes, finally, car commercials. If you haven’t seen Wolfgang’s non-“Listzomania”… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 16, 2009 - 9:00 am

Monolith 2009 In Photos

While we were rocking the Catskills, enjoying what Wayne Coyne said was “the greatest collection of underground music ever assembled,” dozens of other great indie bands (and a few hip-hop luminaries) put on a much larger mountain festival in Morrison, Colorado. In its third year Monolith delivered rain from the get-go, but that only served… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 15, 2009 - 5:42 pm

Phoenix Visit La Interface

In addition to speaking in sexy French accents, here Phoenix perform “Lisztomania,” “1901,” and the older “One Time Too Many.” You’ve likely already seen performances of those tracks, but things get stripped down in the Spinner studios — acoustic, no drums — which adds a janglier feel to the Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix and It’s NeverMore »

By: brandon / July 10, 2009 - 3:02 pm

Phoenix Play “Lisztomania” On Kimmel, Thomas Gets Sick

After taking Brooklyn and Manhattan, Phoenix took off to the West coast to do Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix standard “Lisztomania” on Jimmy Kimmel. It’s a mostly spirited performance, Thomas Hedlund hitting the drums much harder than he needs to, to great effect. As the above thumb might suggest, though, Thomas Mars looks a tad more out… More »

By: brandon / June 29, 2009 - 12:10 pm

Phoenix Take Manhattan

While in NYC, Phoenix performed triumphant sets at Terminal 5 and Music Hall Of Williamsburg and squeezed in appearances with Alexa Chung and David Letterman. Someone give these guys a day off already. More »

By: brandon / June 23, 2009 - 12:25 pm

Old Folks Review Dirty Projectors, Interview Fiery Furnaces

The last time Scott checked in with the old folks (his favorite folks) of Breakfast At Sulmay’s, he requested they do Dirty Projectors next. And so they did. Seeing how polarizing the arty Brooklyn band’s Bitte Orca can be among the Stereogum readership, whose average age is a mere 57, just imagine these seniors’ response. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 22, 2009 - 5:59 pm

Phoenix @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 6/18/09

Special times at MHOW last night. For their part, Phoenix never fail to play like a band fully convinced of its undeniability, whether touring on the back of their more ebullient synth-pop (United), shadowy soft rock (Alphabetical), or their jangled and silky Parisian take on Strokes rock (It’s Never Been Like That). At shows behind… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 19, 2009 - 10:50 am

Phoenix Play “1901” For Alexa Chung, David Letterman

If you listened to the radio this month, maybe you heard a stripped-down performance of “1901.” Phoenix played it on French radio, American radio, Canadian radio, satellite radio … those are just some of the radios. Sometimes they play “1901” on TV shows like SNL too. Just yesterday the synthrock quartet returned to NY for… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 19, 2009 - 1:12 am

Phoenix’s Secret Diaries

If Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’s production is just too exquisite for you, head to to unlock a handful of lo-fi acoustic versions and demos from the album. Password: CONCORDE. (H/T GvsB.)… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 27, 2009 - 12:32 pm

Holy Ghost! Remix Phoenix

Phoenix launched their tour last night at the Spex Festival at Berlin’s Berghain. Today DFA-affiliated New Yorkers Holy Ghost! offer up a remix of Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’s next single “Lisztomania.” Because Phoenix haven’t been remixed enough. Much like LA DJs Classixx hollowed-out dance-floor take, Holy Ghost! turn down the catchy guitar part in favor of… More »

By: brandon / May 21, 2009 - 12:24 pm

New Phoenix Video – “1901”

This morning you may have caught Phoenix unplugged on Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’s “Lisztomania,” etc. A few hours later, we have the Bogstandard-directed video for the album’s oft remixed lead track “1901.” It was commissioned specifically by Dazed Digital. Watch the lights flicker, turn into venetian blinds, and cast variously shaped shadows (including the numbers “1901”)… More »

By: brandon / May 14, 2009 - 4:28 pm

Phoenix Unplug Something Old, Something New

After more than a couple remixes, Phoenix are back to playing their songs sans other folks’ meddling, albeit with less instrumentation. Thomas Mars and Christian Mazzalai stopped by The Alternate Side and offered up Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’s “Lisztomania” along with a reprise of Air’s “Playground Love.” It’s not actually a cover, though, since Mars did… More »

By: brandon / May 14, 2009 - 9:32 am