Phoenix have premiered the video for their new single, “Ti Amo,” the title track from their latest release and sixth full-length, earlier this year…Read More
The French group Phoenix draw elements from their eclectic ’80s upbringing to arrive at a satisfying synthesis of rock and synthesizers. Vocalist Thomas Mars, bassist Deck d’Arcy, and guitarist Christian Mazzalai were a garage band based out of Mars’ house in the suburbs of Paris. Mazzalai’s older brother Branco joined the band on guitar when his band Darlin’ disbanded in 1995.
The group got its touring start on the French bar circuit doing Hank Williams and Prince covers to drunken audiences. Two years later the band took on the name Phoenix and pressed 500 copies of a single on its own label, Ghettoblaster. The A-side was a punk rock song and the other a chugging Krautrocker, hinting at their eclectic tastes. Shortly after, they were signed to the Paris-based Source Records. Phoenix became well acquainted with labelmates Air when they acted as their backing band on several U.K. TV appearances. The result of the electronic exposure was a single called “Heatwave,” which was very similar in approach to ’70s disco.
Phoenix have added several North American tour dates this October. The band will stop in Columbus, Detroit, Washington D.C. and more in support of…Read More
Phoenix’s sixth LP ‘Ti Amo’ is borne from two disparate influences. One is sonically, where the band have remarked they were inspired by “summer…Read More
Phoenix have introduced the self-titled track from their forthcoming release, Ti Amo, out June 9th via Loyaute/Glassnote Records. Says the band about the song…Read More
Phoenix have shared a new music video for recent single ‘J-Boy’. The video is directed by Warren Fu and is taken from the bands…Read More
Phoenix have announced their new album, Ti Amo, set for release on June 9, 2017 via Loyaute/Glassnote Records. The band is comprised of Thomas…Read More
Phoenix are thrilled to announce their first world tour since 2014. The Lemon Twigs and Whitney each support on select shows throughout the U.S.;…Read More
Toronto’s downtown music and arts festival is celebrating five years this summer and today, Field Trip (held from Saturday June 3 to Sunday June…Read More
After months of anticipation, FYF Fest is ready to unveil the lineup and location of the 2014 incarnation of the festival. Taking place August 23rd and 24th, the 11th annual FYF Fest will feature headlining performances from The Strokes and Phoenix,Read More
Two On Two’ (due March 24th) is taken from the duo’s forthcoming sophomore record,‘Ventura’, set for release on March 31st through Control Freak. ‘Ventura’ is produced by JAMAICA and Laurent d’Herbécourt (Phoenix), and was written and recorded,Read More
A-Trak stays busy this summer with a slew of new globe-trotting dates after dropping one of the most anticipated singles of the summer (and one of my favorite videos!!) – Duck Sauce’s “It’s You”- and his official remix for Phoenix’s “Trying To Be Cool”Read More
t’s a rather appropriate title for record, Bankrupt! when you consider must countries are heavily in debt and with that, retailers and industry are on the skids some what. The moniker for Phoenix’s fifth LP perhaps snapshotsRead More