Phoenix

Watch Beck join Phoenix for “Lost Cause,” “Jack-Ass”

Last night as a part of their five-night and sold-out residency at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, Phoenix was joined by Beck who performed his songs, “Lost Cause” and “Jack-Ass” with the band. The covers followed the end of Phoenix’s “Lovelife” from their latest album, Ti Amo. Watch it the covers go down below.

Phoenix release Ti Amo demos

Phoenix have released a number of “sketches and early versions” of songs from their album Ti Amo. Listen to them below via Spotify. The band announced that they will release tracks from their “vault” of demos every Friday under “Banque De France.”

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/2tKkuoWNmGiiY4MvfS4rx1

Phoenix announce North American fall tour dates

Phoenix have announced new tour dates in North America, beginning on October 10th in Columbus, Ohio. They will also play shows in Detroit and Montreal and a pair of Mexican festivals. They will also go on a South American tour in November. Check out their complete itinerary below.

Phoenix 2017 Tour Dates:
08/11-12 – Bali, ID @ Sunny Side Up Festival
08/11-13 – Jakarta, ID @ We The Fest
08/15 – Manila, PH @ Araneta Coliseum
08/19 – Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic Festival
08/20 – Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic Festival
09/02 – Dublin, IE @ Electric Picnic
09/29 – Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Area
09/30 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
10/10 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
10/11 – Detroit, MI @ Fillmore Detroit
10/13 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/15 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
10/16 – Washington, DC @ Anthem
10/18 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
10/20 – Guadalajara, MX @ Coordenada Festival
10/21 – Monterrey, MX @ Live Out Festival
11/09 – Lima, PE @ Explanada Parque De La Exposición
11/11 – Santiago, CL @ Fauna Primavera
11/15 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Popload Festival
11/17 – Bogota, CO @ Soma
11/19 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital

Phoenix tease new song “J-Boy”

Phoenix have released a new 13-second video on their Twitter. It shows various song titles, including some of their hits including “Lisztomania” and “1901.” At the end, there’s one unfamiliar name: “J-Boy.” The “J-Boy” clip follows speculations about a new record when the band changed their profile images on various social media accounts last fall. Shortly after, they announced their return to live performances.

Phoenix announce world tour

After announcing a number of live shows earlier this month, Phoenix have released the itinerary for a full world tour. Find the dates below. Whitney, the Lemon Twigs, and Miike Snow will join them on select dates. The band’s last album was 2013’s Bankrupt!. They came back to cover the Beach Boys’ “Alone on Christmas Day” in 2015 with Bill Murray for his Netflix Christmas special. Phoenix also recently updated their social media accounts, hinting at new music to come.

Phoenix:

05-12 Miami, FL – Fillmore *
05-13 Orlando, FL – House of Blues *
05-14 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
05-15 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium *
06-02 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore ^
06-03 New York, NY – Governor’s Ball
06-04 Toronto, Ontario – Field Trip
06-05 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom ^
06-07 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks ^#
06-11 San Diego, CA – 91x Valley View Casino Center
06-13 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater ^
06-14 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl ^
06-15 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl ^
06-29 Vilanova I la Geltrú, Spain – Vida Festival
06-30 Coulau, France – Garorock Festival
07-06 Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Alive
07-07 Bilbao, Spain – Bilbao BBK Live
07-08 Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France – Festival Beauregard
07-09 Belfort, France – Les Eurockeenes
07-13 Aix-Les-Bains, France – Festival Musilac
07-14 Carhaix-Plouguer, France – Festival les Vieilles Charrues
07-12-16 Dour, Belgium – Dour Festival
07-14-16 Berlin, Germany – Melt! Festival
07-20-22 Wiesen, Austria – Out of the Woods
07-22 Rome, Italy – Rock in Roma
08-11-12 Bali, Indonesia – Sunny Side Up Festival
08-11-13 Jakarta, Indonesia – We The Fest
08-15 Manila, Philippines – Araneta Coliseum
08-18-20 Osaka, Japan – Summersonic Festival
08-18-20 Tokyo, Japan – Summersonic Festival
09-02 Dublin, Ireland – Electric Picnic
09-29 Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
09-30 London, England – Alexandra Palace

* with Whitney
^ with The Lemon Twigs
# with Miike Snow

Revisit the tour trailer, which features new music:

Bankrupt! – Phoenix

Hailing from Versailles, France, Phoenix is a alternative rock band that continuously make new and interesting music since 1999. Rising to popularity in 2009 with their fourth album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, the album went gold in the United States, Canada, Australia, and was filled with instant hits such as “1901.” In their most recent album, Bankrupt!, Phoneix returns with their charming melodies and catchy vocals, the band seems to return in this new album with their classic sound but with a hint of something fresh. Phoenix’s line-up consists of Thomas Mars on vocals, Deck d’Arcy on bass and keyboards, Laurent Brancowitz on guitar and keyboards and Christian Mazzalai on guitar. This synth-heavy album blends new sounds for Phoenix but also interesting hooks.

The vocals throughout Bankrupt! remain reminiscent of Phoenix’s previous albums as there is a certain sound to Mars voice that is unique to him and Phoenix. Mars combines his sentences and even though the lyrics are not the ones that you can sing along to, his vocals are memorable. With that being said, the lyrics are not the thing that will stay on one’s mind but rather the tone of Mars voice throughout Bankrupt!. The title track is a nearly seven minute, synthesizer based song that does not necessarily focus on the vocals, but, they add an element to the song that makes more fascinating than if it was simply an instrumental.

The grooves on this album standout, especially in the opening song, “Entertainment,” that is easily absorbing as it is addicting. The mixture of a drum machine, synthesizer, and guitar riffs adds to eighties-centric melodies, which seems to be the main sound that Phoenix was trying to get to. These breezy melodies from three decades ago seems to give Phoenix a different sound from their previous records but adds character to their repertoire.

Phoenix in this new album shows that they are nostalgic for the music of the eighties but never strayed from their usual sound. There is a sound to Bankrupt that makes Phoenix seem like they are trying a bit too hard to revive eighties synthpop. Nevertheless, Phoenix has a catchy vibe to them that seems to draw listeners in.