Phoenix Songs
Phoenix

Mixing pop, disco, and rock into a stylish blend, Phoenix grew out of the garage band vocalist Thomas Mars, bassist Deck d'Arcy, and guitarist Christian Mazzalai played in while growing up in the suburbs of Paris. Mazzalai's older brother Branco joined the band on guitar when his band Darlin' disban ...

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Mixing pop, disco, and rock into a stylish blend, Phoenix grew out of the garage band vocalist Thomas Mars, bassist Deck d'Arcy, and guitarist Christian Mazzalai played in while growing up in the suburbs of Paris. Mazzalai's older brother Branco joined the band on guitar when his band Darlin' disbanded in 1995.

The group got its start playing on the French bar circuit, doing Hank Williams and Prince covers to drunken audiences. Two years later, the band took on the name Phoenix and pressed 500 copies of a single on its own label, Ghettoblaster. The A-side was a punk rock song and the other a chugging Krautrocker, hinting at their eclectic tastes. Shortly afterward, they were signed to the Paris-based Source Records. Phoenix became well acquainted with labelmates Air when they performed as their backing band on several U.K. TV appearances. The result of the electronic exposure was a single called "Heatwave," which was very similar in approach to '70s disco.

United, the group's debut album, appeared in 2000 on Astralwerks and was recorded over two months. The album featured guest appearances from friends and family, including Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk), Philippe Zdar (Cassius), and d'Arcy's mother's choral society on the track "Funky Squaredance." From that point, they issued Alphabetical (2004), It's Never Been Like That (2006), and their mainstream breakthrough, the critically acclaimed Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009). Part of the extended break between the third and fourth albums was due to Mars becoming a father (with his partner, director Sofia Coppola). Soon after finishing the Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix tour, the band reconvened in Adam Yauch's studio Oscilloscope Laboratories in late 2010 and embarked on some experimental recording sessions. They continued in Paris the following year and completed recording in 2012 with the help of co-producer Phillipe Zdar, then mixed the songs on the console used to mix Michael Jackson's Thriller. The results, Bankrupt!, appeared in April 2013. The band began work on its sixth album in 2014, taking a break to appear in A Very Murray Christmas, a Netflix holiday special directed by Coppola. Largely recorded in an old opera house refurbished into a museum, concert hall, and tech incubator, 2017's Ti Amo channeled the joyousness of Italian discos and summertime into a defiant response to the political and social struggles of the late 2010s.

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Phoenix - 1901

1901

  Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

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Phoenix - Lisztomania

Lisztomania

  Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

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Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better

If I Ever Feel Better

  United

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Phoenix - Too Young

Too Young

  United

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Phoenix - Alone on Christmas Day (feat. Bill Murray, Buster Poindexter, Jason Schwartzmann & Paul Shaffer)

Alone on Christmas Day (feat. Bill Murray, Buster Poindexter, Jason Schwartzmann & Paul Shaffer)

  Alone on Christmas Day (feat. Bill Murray, Buster Poindexter, Jason Schwartzmann & Paul Shaffer) - Single

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Phoenix - Girlfriend

Girlfriend

  Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

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Phoenix - Lasso

Lasso

  Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

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Phoenix - Love Like a Sunset, Pt. 2

Love Like a Sunset, Pt. 2

  Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

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Phoenix - Love Like a Sunset, Pt. 1

Love Like a Sunset, Pt. 1

  Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

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Phoenix - Trying To Be Cool (A-Trak Remix)

Trying To Be Cool (A-Trak Remix)

  In the Loop: A Decade of Remixes

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Phoenix - Trying To Be Cool (A-Trak Remix)

Trying To Be Cool (A-Trak Remix)

  In The Loop: A Decade Of Remixes

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Phoenix - Lisztomania (Holy Ghost! Remix)

Lisztomania (Holy Ghost! Remix)

  Work for Hire (Remixes)

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Phoenix - Lisztomania (Holy Ghost! Remix)

Lisztomania (Holy Ghost! Remix)

  Work for Hire (Remixes)

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Phoenix - Diet of the Heart

Diet of the Heart

  It's Never Been Like That

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Phoenix - Second To None

Second To None

  It's Never Been Like That

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Phoenix - Sometimes In the Fall

Sometimes In the Fall

  It's Never Been Like That

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Phoenix - North

North

  It's Never Been Like That

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Phoenix - Courtesy Laughs

Courtesy Laughs

  It's Never Been Like That

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Phoenix - Lost and Found

Lost and Found

  It's Never Been Like That

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Phoenix - One Time Too Many

One Time Too Many

  It's Never Been Like That

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Phoenix - Long Distance Call

Long Distance Call

  It's Never Been Like That

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Phoenix - Rally

Rally

  It's Never Been Like That

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Phoenix - Consolation Prizes

Consolation Prizes

  It's Never Been Like That

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Phoenix - Napoleon Says

Napoleon Says

  It's Never Been Like That

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Phoenix - Everything Is Everything

Everything Is Everything

  Six Feet Under: Everything Ends, Vol. 2 (Music from the HBO Original Series)

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