Phoenix has shared a brilliant video for their first new track in two years, “Alpha Zulu,” which was released last week to rapturous response on Glassnote Records. A send-up of the past meeting the
Returning in 2011 after a 6-year absence, Music Midtown has grown to become Atlanta’s largest musical event. Previously featuring bands like Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Coldplay, the festival has continued to expand it’s size and popularity, now spanning two days on 3 stages.
Phoenix leapt onto the American music scene in 2009 with Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, an album that garnered the band their first Grammy Award and facilitated their meteoric rise. After a
Any fans concerned that Bankrupt! will be freakishly different than the Phoenix they've come to appreciate have nothing to worry about. Basically, Bankrupt! is a melodic and slightly gentler version of Wolfgang, and while this album could be considered experimental for them, but all of the songs are easily recognizable as a Phoenix song upon first listen. Taken in isolation, it's catchy, but maybe not with any songs capable of reaching megahit status. If they set out to make an album that's compositionally divergent from anything they've ever done before, they didn't do so well. If they set out to make an album of easy-on-the-ears pop songs with a few subtle twists, they did pretty well.
Nobody said it was going to be easy. The sun alone sucks energy out of you, not to mention the combination of constant walking and our search for seven different kinds of rail tequila (side note: we’ve only found three).
[Crowd surfing at MSTRKRFT]
At this point we’re on auto pilot. We’re drones, zombies. The main things that keep us going are Red Bull and disco bass lines. But we love it. There is great music on every corner and everything we discover is something we wouldn’t have seen otherwise. It’s a freak show, a constant party, and we have no idea if the end is in sight. We could do this forever.
READ ON to check out how we’re doing on our scavenger hunt and the rest of what we saw yesterday…