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 Never Been Like That songs. If you stick around for the interview, you’ll see them talk about why they chose bands like Passion Pit and Chairlift to open for them, what they like about Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear, and the best thing about being in a band.
“One Time Too Many”
They recently played a WFUV session too. That one’s got Air’s “Playground Love.” Thomas is no longer sick and the band is about to head on a massive tour that carries them into late November. You can investigate at MySpace.