Phoenix “1901” (plus remixes)

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Here’s a couple jams (plus remixes) from Phoenix’s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, the follow-up to 2006’s It’s Never Been Like That.  The Parisian band performed both on SNL a couple weeks back. Also of note, here’s how Bob Lefsetz explains the band got to the States for the 4/4 taping:

Daniel Glass had received a phone call only weeks before.  Could his band Phoenix appear on April 4th?

A Parisian band, whose lead guitarist is the father of Sofia Coppola’s child, Phoenix started off behind Air, had a major label deal, but didn’t break through. They’re starting over again with Daniel.

Who heard their music and flipped, and when a song leaked to the Net, didn’t freak out, but went for the ride.  To the point where KCRW was airing their tracks and SNL called.

But there was one big problem.  VISAS!  The usual suspects said it couldn’t happen.  But it’s all in who you know.  Eventually, Daniel got hooked up with an attorney in D.C., who guaranteed the band could make it for the gig.  And delivered.  Funny how in the wake of 9/11 we’re so afraid of the wrong people getting in, that almost no one can get in.

“1901”
“Lisztomania”

“1901 (sayCet Remix)”

“1901 (UltraChorus Remix)”
“1901 (Diese Remix)”
“1901 (Fabian Remix)”
“1901 (Immuzikation Remix)”
“1901 (NightWaves Remix)”
“1901 (The Garage Band Teenagers Remix)”
“1901 (M/F Nu Wave rmx)”
“1901 (Lapse Remix)

MORE:
Panda Bear “I’m Not (sayCet Remix)”

If you’re in Europe, you’re in luck, Phoenix has a bunch of dates lined up over the next few months – Phoenix Tour Dates:

APRIL
April 21 : La Cartonnerie, Reims, France
April 23 : London, Hoxton Bar & Grill – SOLD OUT

MAY
May 20 : Spex Festival @ Berghain, Berlin Germany
May 23 : T-Mobile Electronics Beats Festival, E-Werk, Cologne, Germany
May 25 : La Cigale, Paris, France
May 28 : Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
May 30 : Siesta, Hasseleholm, Sweden

JUNE

June 1 : Koko, London, UK – SOLD OUT
June 4 : Trouw Club Amsterdan, Holland
June 5 : L’Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
June 6 : Rock AM Ring, Germany
June 7 : Rock IM Park, Germany
June 19 : Terminal 5, NYC, USA
June 28 : The Wiltern, Los Angeles, USA

JULY
July 3 : Main Square, Arras Festival, France
July 24 : Secret Garden Festival, Cambridgeshire, UK
July 25 : Camp Bestival, Dorset, UK

AUGUST
August 7 : Summersonic Tokyo, Japan
August 8 : Summersonic Osaka, Japan
August 22 : V Festival Chelmsford, UK
August 23 : V Festival Stafford, UK

OCTOBER

October 28 : O2 Academy, Brixton, London UK

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