Phoenix is still rising
It took a decade for French indie-rock band Phoenix to become an overnight success, but that time as critically acclaimed hipster favorites allowed the band to develop a strong identity and a catalog of road-tested songs. The first three Phoenix albums garnered minor radio airplay, but 2009’s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix produced hit singles “1901” and “Lisztomania.” Those songs helped the album win a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album 2009.
Since then, Phoenix has released two more albums (including this week’s Ti Amo) and established itself as one of the biggest acts in indie rock, headlining major festivals and making regular TV appearances. On recent material, the band’s pop sensibilities remain balanced with a sense of adventure and playfulness. Guitarist Laurent Brancowitz described Ti Amo to GQ as “a safe haven we kind of built subconsciously for our own sanity,” and fans should find the same comfort in Phoenix’s music.
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