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Wolfgang Amadeus PhoenixWolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

"Paris, France's Phoenix are set to release their eagerly-anticipated new album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, on May 26th, 2009. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is the follow-up to 2006's critically acclaimed It's Never Been Like That, and a release between Glassnote Records and the band's own newly-formed imprint Loyaute...

...While starting to make Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, however, perfection eluded them, as the band - comprised of Thomas Mars (vocals), Laurent "Branco" Brancowitz (guitars), Christian Mazzalai (guitars) and Deck D'Arcy (keyboards/bass) - seemed initially unable to find an environment to provide them with sufficient inspiration. After a triumphant worldwide tour behind It's Never Been Like That, Phoenix came back to Paris and tried to figure out where to go next - literally. From attempting to work on a houseboat in the River Seine, to camping out at New York City's Bowery Hotel, to eventually retreating to the Montmartre house of friend Philippe Zdar of Cassius to record in his studio, the band constantly challenged themselves to write the album they knew they had in them, but couldn't seem to find, no matter where they went. With Zdar, who co-produced the album (a first for the band, who previously worked with little help from others, hence the undisturbed precision of Phoenix's universe), they focused on the idea of greatness, determined to create something that would be exciting not only to their rabid fanbase, but to themselves. And thus, after a solid year and a half of tedious reworkings and endless going-back-to-the-starts, the record clicked. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, a tongue-in-cheek title meditating on the idea of "classic and upstart," was born."

Phoenix will be playing select American shows this summer. Details on these shows will be announced soon. [press release]

Phoenix are the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on April 4th (tonight is Jonas BrotherS). Grab a track off the new album HERE. Full tracklist below...

The track listing for Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is:
1. Lisztomania
2. 1901
3. Fences
4. Love Like A Sunset Pt. 1
5. Love Like A Sunset Pt. 2
6. Lasso
7. Rome
8. Countdown
9. Girlfriend
10. Armistice

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Comments (19)

cool. The new, updated tracklist has "Love As A Sunset" as one track though

Posted by L. | March 28, 2009 5:39 PM

Tonights SNL is rerun with JoBros...Next week Phoenix is on with Seth Rogen

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2009 5:41 PM

Phoenix are on a week from this Saturday, April 4, dude.

Posted by chris | March 28, 2009 5:41 PM

i think you mean theyre on SNL April 4th

Posted by Kaleho | March 28, 2009 5:42 PM

They're on SNL on April 4th brosephi

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2009 5:49 PM

FIXED, thanks!!!!!!

Posted by brooklynvegan | March 28, 2009 6:10 PM

you can't possibly hate on this band even on BrookLynVegan

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2009 7:20 PM

"you can't possibly hate on this band even on BrookLynVegan"

Hello!!! They're French!!!

Posted by Bill O'Reilly | March 28, 2009 8:03 PM

I think they're going to have a lot of success here Stateside with this album. Right now they kinda just have a loyal but select one, but I'm picturing some commercials song-dropping their tracks and an iTunes best-selling track or two.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2009 9:29 PM

I think they're going to have a lot of success here Stateside with this album. Right now they kinda just have a loyal but select one, but I'm picturing some commercials song-dropping their tracks and an iTunes best-selling track or two.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2009 9:30 PM

This Phoenix band SUCKS. "1901" is like the worst early-millennium, post-Rapture kind of music. I thought we were all over this shit.

I can't believe anybody is still buying into this stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2009 10:48 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtRQsCgYmtc

Great piece put together for Lisztomania, great song too.

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2009 12:42 PM

"I can't believe anybody is still buying into this stuff."

Keep fighting the good fight! It is worth it!

Posted by keep on keepin' on | March 29, 2009 12:42 PM

I like these guys. What is their live show like?

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2009 12:53 PM

@10:48pm

The Rapture and their rehashed disco-punk blows. Phoenix and their infection French pop "1901" does not. Welcome to one of 2009's best tracks of the year. You'll bear hearing it a lot more from here on out.

Posted by Jacob | March 29, 2009 2:14 PM

New EP with 4 songs from the upcoming album is now available on iTunes, including 1901, Listzomania, Love like a sunset Part 1 and 2

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2009 1:15 PM

Phoenix (band).
Who eventually became Daft Punk.
Watch Phoenix Band April 4TH 2009 – Saturday Night Live on NBC.
video

Posted by vendy | April 5, 2009 6:39 AM

eh... seeing Built to Spill that day, anyways

Posted by dresse | October 17, 2009 2:20 PM

Tonights SNL is rerun with JoBros...Next week Phoenix is on with Seth Rogen

Posted by Lowery | October 24, 2012 8:11 PM

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