Monday, July 6, 2009

Countdownt to ACL 2009: Phoenix

Oh, France. You've given us so much. Toast. Champagne. Gerard Depardieu's chin. And now, irresistible synth-rockers Phoenix.

Actually, the "now" part is only halfway true. Phoenix has been around for almost 10 years believe it or not, even though it seems much more recent that we've caught onto them stateside. They're latest album, Wolfgang Amadeus, released on May 25 and has been making its way around the blogosphere. A couple of weeks ago on David Letterman, Phoenix performed one of the most dance-forward tunes from Wolfgang Amadeus, 1901, and they'll be here in Austin at ACL on Friday, October 2. (Person who decided to have ACL in October rather than September this year = genius).

Speaking of dancing, here's the video for "If I Ever Feel Better," a disco groove from Phoenix's early days (2001) that I loved long before I knew they were the band behind it.

5 comments:

D said...

I stumbled across Phoenix fall of last year and knew that there was something so addictive to their music. I've got all their music now, and I'm especially thrilled to see them live at ACL!

And yes... why must all things french be oh-so-sexy? he he he

Trash Can Age said...

I love Phoenix so much. I'm sad that I have to miss them during ACL...

Austin Eavesdropper said...

Trash Can - NOO!! Why do you have to miss?

D - Freaking right? Fellow Francophile here, too.

luxinaustin said...

Phoenix is one of my all time faves!

Nicole said...

totally diggin' this album (OMG, just said diggin, sorry) anyway love tracks 1,3 and 7! There is a little French woman living inside of my body.