Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Phoenix (the band not the city)

Phoenix is a great French band that perform completely in English. Previously their biggest exposure was this enduring song from Lost in Translation.

But last Saturday they appeared on Saturday Night Live. Here is an account from the great fashion blogger Garance Dore. She seems to be more taken by Ed Norton than anything else.
Phoenix performing 1901.

Phoenix performing Lisztomania on SNL.
In addition to this, Phoenix's newest album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is being released May 25th. I've heard most of the songs, the album is great.


  1. I saw them too (DVRed SNL), it is now a little better now that I know they are French performing in English. Otherwise, I thought it was poop.

  2. This album is quite good. However, I don't think it's as good as their last one. It's Never Been Like That was a fantastic album. It's been several years since their last release. I'm thrilled they're back in the game.