Phoenix to release Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Paris, France's Phoenix are set to release their eagerly-anticipated new album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, on May 26th. 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.
Born out of restlessness and a steady hunt for inspiration, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is a career-defining album, filled with the band's signature melding of synthetics and organics, sharp, danceable rhythms, and infectious choruses. These songs are some of their most playful, yet also some of the most complex they've recorded. Staying true to what makes Phoenix so special, these songs formed from the band's collective creative hands in a state of utter pop perfection.
Title: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Release date: 05/26/09
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The band, comprised of Thomas Mars (vocals), Laurent "Branco" Brancowitz (guitars), Christian Mazzalai (guitars) and Deck D'Arcy (keyboards) 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. 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), they focused on the idea of greatness, determined to create something that would be exciting not only to their rabid fanbase, but to themselves.
From opener and first single "Lisztomania," it's clear this is Phoenix light-years beyond anything they've done before, a testament to the record's finely-tuned intricacy and melodic structures. The single, "1901" is impacting Alternative now.
"Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" by Phoenix - release date: 05/26/09..