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Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Charli XCX, Phoenix, Interpol, Caribou, and More

Plus New Tracks from Jessie Ware, The Drums, Peaking Lights, Les Sins, Darkside, Teleman (Remixed by Boxed In), Joanna Gruesome, The Twilight Sad, The Unicorns, Sinkane, TOPS, and Others

Aug 22, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by Charli XCX, Phoenix, Interpol, Caribou, Jessie Ware, The Drums, Peaking Lights, Les Sins (Toro Y Moi side-project), Darkside, Teleman (Remixed by Boxed In), Joanna Gruesome, The Twilight Sad, The Unicorns, Sinkane, TOPS, TEEN, Douglas Dare, The Coathangers, Young Karin, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Aug 20, 2014

Gesaffelstein’s remix of Phoenix track "Bankrupt!" takes the peppy pop tune to the dark place. More

Jul 06, 2014

Yesterday was the final day of Open’er FestivalMore

Jun 10, 2014

The Big Apple's annual outdoor music festival took place June 6th through 9th, 2014, on Randall's Island. Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Grimes, Phoenix, Interpol, Spoon, Janelle Monae, Jenny Lewis, and many others played to large, sweaty NYC crowds, and photographer Robert Kidd was there to cover the action.

Check out his photos of day one here, and days two and three hereMore

Jun 06, 2014

Last week Phoenix premiered the first in a multi-part mini-documentary titled INITIALS P.H.O.E.N.I.X, a film that when put together shows the creation of four songs featured on the band's 2013 album Banktrupt! More

May 30, 2014

Phoenix have premiered the first in a four-part musical film titled INITIALS P.H.O.E.N.I.X. More

Phoenix Announce North American Tour

Share Remix by Ariel Pink

Mar 04, 2014

Continuing to support last year's excellent LP Banktrupt! French four-piece Phoenix have announced plans for a new round of North American shows. More

Under the Radar’s Top 50 Music Videos of 2013

Our Favorite Visuals of the Year

Jan 03, 2014

While the days of watching music videos on television are long gone, over the past several years the visual art form has certainly found second life (like so many other things) as an excellent online commodity. More

Watch: Phoenix on “Ellen”

Perform "S.O.S. in Bel Air"

Dec 10, 2013

Continuing their extensive support of their excellent fifth album Banktrupt! French four-piece Phoenix made an unexpected daytime television visit to the set of Ellen earlier this morning. More

Dec 02, 2013

Chicago radio station WXRT has announced the 15th installment of its ONXRT: Live from the Archives series, featuring selections from the station's in-house performances and special broadcasts from the city's local venues. More

Watch: Phoenix - “Chloroform” Video

Directed by Sofia Coppola

Nov 13, 2013

Yesterday Phoenix premiered a new music video for their latest Banktrupt! single "Chloroform." More

Oct 14, 2013

Over the weekend Austin City Limits devoted an entire hour-long episode to the music of PhoenixMore

Sep 25, 2013

In the lead-up and aftermath in releasing their excellent new album Banktrupt! earlier this year, Phoenix have seemed to tap every artist under the sun for a exclusive remix treatment of their work. More

Sep 09, 2013

Last month Phoenix premiered a video of themselves performing a special, stripped-down rendition of their Bankrupt! single "Entertainment" live on the grounds of the Le Chateau de Versailles. More

Aug 29, 2013

Phoenix have premiered a special, stripped-down live rendition of their Bankrupt! track "Entertainment." More

Listen: Phoenix - “Trying To Be Cool” (R. Kelly Remix)

Their Coachella Collaboration Continues

Aug 14, 2013

During their headlining performance at this year's Coachella, Parisian rockers Phoenix brought out none other than R. Kelly as a surprise guest, mashing up portions of their respective song catalogs for an insane set of music. More

Jul 10, 2013

If you haven’t remixed Phoenix you’re no one. Apparently.  More

Jul 02, 2013

French foursome Phoenix have premiered a new music video showcasing their latest Bankrupt! single "Trying to Be Cool." More

Phoenix Announces Fall Tour

Supporting Bankrupt!

Jun 10, 2013

French four-piece Phoenix have announced plans for a North American tour taking place this fall. More

Watch: Phoenix on “Jimmy Fallon”

Perform "The Real Thing" and "Trying to Be Cool"

May 15, 2013

Playing a special gig at New York's Apollo Theater the day before, last night Phoenix appeared as the musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. More

Premiere: Phoenix – “Trying to Be Cool (Silver Swans remix)” MP3

Silver Swans Currently at Work on their Second Album

May 13, 2013

Our cover artists Phoenix are everywhere these days—including running through Silver Swans’ heads.  More

May 06, 2013

We've just posted a gallery of photos from legendary jazz photographer David Redfern's second weekend at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. You can see photos of Phoenix, who were on the cover of our most recent issue, as well as Frank OceanWillie Nelson, and more.  More

Listen: Phoenix - “Trying to Be Cool” (RAC Remix)

Song Stems Available For Your Own Remix

May 03, 2013

After lending out their lead single "Entertainment" for a number of high-profile remixes, it seems Phoenix have granted the same manipulated treatment to "Trying to Be Cool," another excellent tracks off their new album Bankrupt!  More

Watch: Phoenix Perform on “Letterman”

Play "Live on Letterman" Webcast

May 01, 2013

Yesterday Phoenix pulled double-duty for the Late Show with David Letterman promoting their newly released album Banktrupt! More

Apr 25, 2013

Like Blood OrangeGrizzly Bear, and Dinosaur Jr. before them, Dirty Projectors have taken their hands to Phoenix’s single “Entertainment.”  More

Apr 22, 2013

With their much-anticipated new album Bankrupt! finally seeing release this week, France's Phoenix have unearthed yet another high-profile cover/remix of their record's lead single "Entertainment." More

Apr 22, 2013

April 20 was the second day of second weekend of Coachella’s 2013 run. We sent photographer Helen Boast down to cover the action. More

Watch: Phoenix Play “Kimmel”

Perform "Entertainment," "Trying to be Cool", "Drakkar Noir", and "Chloroform"

Apr 19, 2013

Last night appearing as the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! French foursome Phoenix apparently decided to just take over the late night show by performing four new tracks off their forthcoming album Bankrupt! More

Apr 16, 2013

Currently featured on the cover of Under the Radar's latest issue, Phoenix will soon release their much-anticipated new album Bankrupt! next week. More

Watch: Phoenix Perform on “SNL”

Play "Entertainment" and "Trying to Be Cool"/"Drakkar Noir"

Apr 08, 2013

Over the weekend the French foursome Phoenix made their second appearance on Saturday Night Live performing tracks from their highly-anticipated new album Bankrupt!  More

Apr 04, 2013

Because one clip isn’t enough for a bubbly cut like “Entertainment,” today our cover artists Phoenix released a second video for the Bankrupt! cut. More

Watch: Phoenix Play Three New Songs Live

Include "Bourgeois," "Drakkar Noir," and "Chloroform"

Apr 01, 2013

Late last week Under the Radar's new cover stars Phoenix kicked off their first tour in nearly two years at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. More

Watch: Phoenix Plays “Entertainment” on QTV

Announce Special New York Show

Mar 27, 2013

Promoting the upcoming release of their fifth studio album Bankrupt! French rock foursome Phoenix recently stopped by the Canadian Broadcast Channel's QTV where they performed a pared-down rendition of their lead single "Entertainment." More

Mar 26, 2013

Following the excellently stripped-back rendition by Dinosaur Jr., UK producer and songwriter Devonté Hynes, a.k.a. Blood Orange, has come forward with his own remix/cover of "Entertainment," the featured first single off Phoenix's forthcoming album Bankrupt! More

Mar 19, 2013

Dinosaur Jr. have come forward this morning premiering their own own unique cover of Phoenix's new single "Entertainment." More

Phoenix Announce “Bankrupt!” Deluxe Edition Featuring 71 Bonus Tracks

"Sketches" Taken From Their Recording Sessions

Mar 13, 2013

One of the more interesting ways about Phoenix and their recording process, as you will soon learn more about in upcoming issue of Under the Radar, is that the French rock band doesn't write their songs using the standard beginning, middle, and end template. More

Under the Radar Announces the Winter 2013 Issue Featuring Phoenix on the Cover

Plus Interviews With: The Knife, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Local Natives, The Flaming Lips, Youth Lagoon and More

Mar 11, 2013

Under the Radar’s Winter 2013 issue is out now. It features Phoenix on the cover as well as interviews with Local NativesYeah Yeah YeahsThe KnifeCamera ObscuraYouth LagoonShout Out LoudsChvrchesand more.

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Watch: Phoenix – “Entertainment” Video

Bankrupt! Out April 23 Via Glassnote

Mar 07, 2013

Cute kids! Bloody battles! Fireworks! The new video for Phoenix’s "Entertainment" has it it all.  More

Listen: Phoenix - “Entertainment”

First Single Off Upcoming Album Bankrupt!

Feb 18, 2013

On April 23 French quartet Phoenix will follow-up their massively successful album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix with their latest effort Bankrupt! More

Feb 12, 2013

French quartet Phoenix have at last shared the official details of their forthcoming new album Bankrupt! More

Phoenix Announce U.S. Shows

New Album Bankrupt! Out This April

Feb 05, 2013

With the arrival of their highly-anticipated new album Bankrupt! set for release this April, Phoenix has announced a select number of U.S. dates set to take place this spring. More

Phoenix Names Their New Album

Bankrupt! Out This April

Jan 17, 2013

Phoenix are having money trouble! No, wait…that’s not right.  More

Phoenix Announce Live Return

New Album Arriving This Spring

Jan 14, 2013

Slated to release their as-of-yet-untitled fifth studio album this April on Glassnote, Phoenix have announced their return to the live stage in over two years with an appearance at the Rock am Ring & Rock im Park festival.  More

Dec 07, 2012

French indie-rockers Phoenix have revealed that they will release the follow-up to their 2009 breakthrough Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix next April. More

Oct 10, 2011

A trailer has been released for a documentary on the French band Phoenix. More

Jun 09, 2011

Bright Eyes, St. Vincent, Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, and Wilco donate items to charity auction. Civil Wars Created Benefit to Aid Alabama. More

Daft Punk Joins Phoenix On Stage

Bands Play Hits From Both Catalogues

Oct 21, 2010

During the encore of Phoenix’s gig last night at Madison Square Garden a surprise guest took the stage—fellow French band, Daft Punk. We have the video.  More

Sep 24, 2010

On September 18thPhoenix, supported by Grizzly Bear rocked The Hollywood Bowl. We have photos.  More

Sep 20, 2010

As Phoenix prepare to call it a day on their latest touring cycle and head back to France (to record a follow-up, or just toast their great success), the band has offered up fans one last surprise—each song off Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix has been broken down to its individual parts and is being offered up for a free download. More

Jul 13, 2010

Laptop artist Neon Indian is taking to the open road in support of last year’s glowing, dance-ready album, Psychic Chasms Along the way he’ll be meeting up with several artists, including a string of dates opening for Phoenix. We have his full schedule.    More

Video of Phoenix Performing on MTV Unplugged

Six Song Set Airs Tonight and Includes “Lisztomania” and “1901”

Jun 21, 2010

Phoenix has recorded a performance for the recently rebooted MTV Unplugged, which premieres tonight on MTV. The intimate set includes their hits "Lisztomania" and "1901," along with other favorites such as "Armistice" and a cover of Air's "Playground Love." More

Photos from Bonnaroo Music Festival 2010 - She & Him, The National, Conan O’Brien, and more

Plus: Local Natives, The Dodos, The Dead Weather, The Flaming Lips, Steve Martin, Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, and much more

Jun 16, 2010

Last weekend (June 11th - 13th), Bonnaroo was the place to be with performances from She & Him, The National, Local Natives, Fanfarlo, The Dodos, Here We Go Magic, Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, Conan O'Brien, Dr. Dog, The Dead Weather, Steve Martin, The Flaming Lips, The Dead Weather, Local Natives, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and many more. We sent photographer Matt Jones down to cover the action. Check out the full galleries of each day. More

Phoenix Rocks Carson Daily

Band Performed “Lasso”

May 13, 2010

Last night Phoenix rocked last call with Carson Daly performing hit "Lasso" from last year's Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. We have the clip. More

Round-up of Recent Interviews: Florence and the Machine, Jónsi, Vampire Weekend, Doves, and more

So Many Interviews, So Little Time: Phoenix, Matt and Kim, Beach House, Camera Obscura, Local Natives, and others

May 07, 2010

For the past couple weeks, our writers (namely Laura Studarus, Frank Valish, and Hays Davis) have been working hard to bring you website-exclusive interviews. We've posted a total of 12 interviews since late April, 10 of which were conducted at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Making it easy to keep up, we've complied an alphabetical list of our most recent interviews. Find links to our interviews with Doves, Jónsi, Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Camera Obscura, Phoenix, Matt and Kim, Florence and the Machine, Local Natives, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Big Pink, and more. More

May 04, 2010

On April 30th, Grammy winners Phoenix rocked Houston, Texas. We sent Under the Radar photographer Iman Mannie Saqr down to cover the action. Check out a full gallery of her photos here. More

Apr 30, 2010

It's been a hallmark 12 months for Phoenix. The release of their most recent album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, has taken the French quartet from well-kept secret to noted headliners. Busy, yes, however, the band has managed to maintain their joie de vive. "I'd say that our main quality as people involved in the music business is that we are really good at having a lot of pleasure," explains bassist Deck d'Arcy. More

Phoenix, Pavement, and Vampire Weekend All to Headline Hollywood Bowl This Summer

Openers Include: Grizzly Bear, Sonic Youth, and Beach House

Apr 23, 2010

Didn't catch every band at Coachella you were hoping to see? Never fear! This summer, Hollywood Bowl is hosting several Under the Radar-friendly bands, including Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, and Pavement. We have the dates. More

Coachella 2010 Day Three Report – Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz, and more

Plus: Phoenix, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Deerhunter, Florence and the Machine, and others

Apr 20, 2010

Day three of Coachella 2010 more than made up for a lackluster day two, with set after set of strong artists and ending with perhaps the three best performances of the whole festival, all in a row: Pavement, Thom Yorke, and Gorillaz. It would have been nice if the wealth of great artists had been spread out a little bit more over the three days, but then again, Sunday wouldn't have been so strong if they had scheduled it that way. Here's what I saw on the last day of Coachella: Local Natives, Owen Pallett, Mayer Hawthorne, Deerhunter, Florence and the Machine, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonsi, Spoon, Phoenix, Pavement, Thom Yorke, and Gorillaz. More

Glastonbury Lineup Unveiled

Headliners: U2, Muse, and Stevie Wonder

Apr 15, 2010

Glastonbury is a huge British multi-day music festival and this year's lineup is just as epic. The fest will again be at Pilton, England Worthy Farm on June 23-27, and the three major headliners are U2, Muse, and Stevie Wonder. More

Phoenix, Sonic Youth, Beastie Boys, and others Announce Record Store Day Exclusives

Hundreds of Artists and Independent Music Stores Join Forces to Release Exclusive Materials

Apr 02, 2010

The third annual Record Store Day is just around the corner—April 17, 2010—and several exclusive releases have just been announced for the event, including ones from Phoenix, Sonic Youth, Beastie Boys, Drive-By Truckers, and Fela Kuti. More

Phoenix Give Away Live EP

Live in Sydney

Mar 24, 2010

As a grand "merci" for the warm reception surrounding their latest offering Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, Phoenix is offering up a free live EP of their performance in Sydney. More

Phoenix Annouces Spring Tour Dates

Tour Begins April 17

Feb 11, 2010

Grammy winners Phoenix are on the road again, showing America the chops that snagged their fourth album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix the award for "Best Alternative Album." More

Nov 12, 2009

Phoenix are coming to North America on a mission of Christmas cheer—and, one suspects—in support of their album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. We have the dates. More

Oct 01, 2009

Rising from a…well, phoenix from their already successful year, French band Phoenix is set to release a digital-only remix collection of their latest effort, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix on October 20th. The album features remixes from Under the Radar favorites Passion Pit, Chairlift, and Animal Collective among others. More

Chairlift Announce Headlining Fall Tour, Support Shows With Phoenix

Also Performing with TV on the Radio At Chicago's Double Door

Jul 20, 2009

Brooklyn synth pop trio Chairlift are testing their road legs after signing to Columbia this past spring. The Chairlift headlining tour (with spazzy U.K. popsters Micachu & The Shapes) commences September 5, at NYC's Bower Ballroom, and will wrap up at London Brixton Academy at the tailend of the Phoenix support segment. More

Jun 03, 2009

Grizzly Bear, who were on the cover of Under the Radar’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2009 issue, have hit #8 on the Billboard Album Charts with the release of their third album Veckatimest.Phoenix hit 37. More

Austin City Limits Festival 2009 Lineup Announced

Over 130 Acts In 3 Days, including The Dead Weather, Sonic Youth, Grizzly Bear, Lily Allen, and The Decemberists

Apr 28, 2009

Though the early bird 3-day passes have been sold out since last year, the preliminary lineup for the Austin City Limits Music Festival has only recently been announced. More

Apr 15, 2009

French rockers Phoenix set to tour. More


Interviews

Phoenix

Flying High

Apr 30, 2010

It's been a hallmark 12 months for Phoenix. The release of their most recent album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, has taken the French quartet from well-kept secret to noted headliners. Busy, yes, however, the band has managed to maintain their joie de vive. "I'd say that our main quality as people involved in the music business is that we are really good at having a lot of pleasure," explains bassist Deck d'Arcy. Under the Radar joined d'Arcy and guitarist Laurent Brancowtz backstage before their Coachella set to discuss touring, the fleeting nature of ideas, and what (probably) won't be next for the band. More


Reviews

FYF Fest 2014 Day 1 at LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA

August 23rd, 2014

Aug 25, 2014

Los Angelenos are accustomed to traffic, but not the foot kind. All the bread lines in communist Russia can't compare to the queue clogging up the sidewalk perimeter of Exposition Park at the start of the 11th annual FYF Festival. (Keen observation by Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker: "'FYF festival' is a little redundant isn't it, like 'ATM machine.'") More

Open’er Festival 2014: Awards Edition

July 5th, 2014

Jul 10, 2014

Last week was Poland’s Open’er Festival. Now in its twelfth year, the event attracts an impressive array of talent, both from within the country and abroad. More

Osheaga Festival 2013 Day One: The Cure, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Palma Violets, Daughter and more

August 2nd, 2013

Aug 04, 2013

Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau provided a gorgeous backdrop for the first day of the annual Osheaga Festival. The sold-out event, which is now in its eighth year, boasts a lineup that features some incredible indie-rock upstarts such as Alt-J and Palma Violets alongside renowned veterans including The Cure, Beck and New Order.

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Bankrupt!

Bankrupt!

Glassnote

Apr 22, 2013

In certain circles there has been a quiet suspicion for a few years now that European pop music has made its way under the radar to a place a million miles ahead of its American and British contemporaries: we offer up the catchy but interchangeable, indistinguishable, and disposable ideas, Europe gives us the likes of Versailles's Phoenix. More

Coachella Day 2 Recap: Bat For Lashes, Hot Chip, The Postal Service, Phoenix, and More

April 20th, 2013

Apr 21, 2013

 

And now on to talking about the music. Specifically GuardsSavagesBat For LashesMajor Lazer Hot ChipThe Postal ServiceThe xx, and Phoenix.


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Phoenix at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA

September 18th, 2010

Sep 30, 2010

Phoenix kicked off the mild-weather evening with their most recognizable song, "Lisztomania"-accompanied vociferously by the 17,000-strong crowd who drowned out vocalist Thomas Mars' spirited, if nervous, performance. More

Coachella 2010 Day Three Report – Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz, and more

Apr 20, 2010

Day three of Coachella 2010 more than made up for a lackluster day two, with set after set of strong artists and ending with perhaps the three best performances of the whole festival, all in a row: Pavement, Thom Yorke, and Gorillaz. It would have been nice if the wealth of great artists had been spread out a little bit more over the three days, but then again, Sunday wouldn't have been so strong if they had scheduled it that way. Here's what I saw on the last day of Coachella: Local Natives, Owen Pallett, Mayer Hawthorne, Deerhunter, Florence and the Machine, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonsi, Spoon, Phoenix, Pavement, Thom Yorke, and Gorillaz. More

Phoenix and Passion Pit at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield, New York, New York

September 27th, 2009

Oct 13, 2009

With the French rock outfit Phoenix and the Boston-based synth-pop quintet Passion Pit on the same bill, it would never take long to start a dance party. On September 26, at the second of two sold-out New York shows, it wasn't long before Central Park's Rumsey Playfield became a mess of strobe lights, synthesizers, and screaming teenagers. More