Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
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Release date: 22 May 2009
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
It’s often said that writing about music is like dancing about architecture. Conversely, Phoenix are what architects should dance to. Sleek minimalism. Clean lines. A propensity to wear white. Emotionally neutral but texturally rich – they’re the sound of Richard Rogers’ utopian future. If Brian Eno wanted to do ‘Music For Airports Two’ , he’d just tape a Phoenix album with a...
- May 15, 2009
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- Love Like a Sunset Part I
- Love Like a Sunset Part II
- Lisztomania (Alex Metric Remix)
- Fences (The Softpack Remix)
- 1901 Bo Flex'd (Passion Pit Remix)
- Lasso (Two Door Cinema Club Remix)
- Fences (25Hrs a Day Remix)
- 1901 (Single version (L'Aiglon RMX))
- Love Like A Sunset (Turzi Remix)
- Fences (Boombass Remix)
- Lisztomania (Fight For Love / 25Hrs A Day Remix)
- Fences (Friendly Fires Remix)
- Armistice (Yacht Remix)
- Girlfriend (Young Fathers Remix)
- Fences (Chairlift Remix)
- Rome (Neighbours with Devendra Banhart)
- Love Like A Sunset (Animal Collective - Deakin's Jam)
An album so polished you can see your face in it
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French band play to a sold-out crowd on the day 'Bankrupt!' is released
The band played a mid-Coachella set for the Los Angeles based talk show
The band's new album is set for release on April 22 – the day of their London show
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix: Wikipedia Album Entry
Hope all is well as we roll into another weekend. We obviously couldn't help noticing that the record has leaked early and that some of you have already heard it.
We're happy to hear everybody is enjoying the tracks. Obviously, we would have preferred it not to get out so early (every act likes to be able to present their music in the desired fashion as i'm sure you all appreciate) but we're glad that it's being so well received.
We know some people download music as they can't afford to buy every CD they'd like to own (these are tough economic times after all) and we're not mad at you if that is the case, it doesn't make you any less important to us. We genuinely value all the support you give us and would rather you downloaded it for free than didn't listen at all.
If you do download it from P2P and enjoy it then check out the deluxe edition when it is released properly. We're going to load it up with special additional content to try to make it real value for money, it should make for a nice little package for those of you that like to have something physical. Hopefully there will be some nice extra tracks and a dvd to accompany the record.
We're also working on a nice super ltd edition package which we will be selling for a short time via our new webshop.
One thing we did want to point out is that the version that has leaked is not a finished mastered version and contains slightly different versions of several tracks to the ones which will be on the final album.
The audio quality will also be much improved by the mastering process.
It's a shame as the band really wanted to make sure everybody heard the final, fully realised version of the record but in the event that you do listen to the leaked version please bear this in mind.
That's it for now. Have a great weekend. More festivals and shows to be announced in the near future.
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Countdown unless you're juvenile, let's go
God bless you're amiss somewhere
We're sick for the big sun
It doesn't matter what you did and if you did like you've been told
So sentimental, not sentimental no
Romantic not disgusting yet
Darling, I'm down and lonely when with the fortunate only
I've been looking for something else
Who's the boy you like the most?
Is he teasing you with underage?
Could he be waving from a tropical sunset?
Static silhouette somehow
Here comes, a visible horizon.
Right where it starts and ends.
Fences in a row, fences in a row
Why are they protecting in Rome?
If only the necessary silhouette
Counting all different ideas drifting away
Past and present, they don't matter now the future's sorted out
Watch her move in elliptical patterns
Think it's not what you say, what you say is way too complicated
Right where it starts and ends
When did we start the end?
Dahlias, they come from me
A promise to get well
That ain't working, thinking that you're no good
Don't worry 'cause I'm not the kind to kiss and tell
Where would you go? Not long ago
I've been thinking out loud why so suddenly?
Don't you know? Don't do it
What you do, oh what you do to me
Tired out, not a miracle in days
Deciders for the lonely whispering tears
You try out for nothing then you drop dead, not a miracle in years
Leisure for the lonely whispering unnecessary unless you're in