Phoenix Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
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It's always a good thing when Phoenix announce a new album, especially as we’ve waited four years since the last one (Bankrupt!). On Ti Amo the French popsters have Italy on their mind, summoning up a glorious summer euro-fantasy of bright synths and gorgeously catchy tunes. What’s not to like? Ti Amo is out on Atlantic.
Some melancholic pop from Phoenix. Alphabetical is the sophomore full length from the French band, and it's getting reissued. Full synths, loads of guitars, slightly jarring grooves and smooth vocalisations. It's more stripped back and has a deeper R&B and soulful feel than their later efforts. Pick it up on vinyl LP from Rhino.
Although they never crashed, Phoenix is doing their name honor by rising from their nonexistent ashes with these reissues. Their debut album United is finally out on vinyl again, available for all those fans who learned to appreciate these Gallicians’ catchy pop songs after Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix.
How to follow up a record like Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, a record that was a smash with the hip indie fan and the pop lover alike? Bankrupt is Phoenix’s answer, maintaining the busy yet smooth sounds we previously enjoyed, with perhaps just a little more heft. Just right for your light and breezy summer road-trip.
Album number three from those slick Parisian pop fellows Phoenix. It’s Never Been Like That was something of a hit on initial release in 2006, pleasing listeners across the spectrum with its mixture of soft rock textures, pop melodies, and louche Frenchness. Reissued in a vinyl format by Rhino.
Phoenix’s Lisztomania was the sound of the summer in 2009; the poppy, indie, feel-good track just perfect for having a right good dance to. The album is a treat for anyone hoping for a lesson in alternative rock joy. This French band really know how to hit all the right buttons, and even better, the right notes.
Extracted from their 2006 album It’s Never Been Like That, Long Distance Call is a satisfying slice of Phoenix-pop, neatly sculpted and slick as ever. The single was successful enough to attract the attentions of a slightly different band, Paramore who covered it a few years later. CD single with remixes and the video.