Phoenix Songs
Loading ...
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 ...

+ More

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.

- Less

1
Phoenix - 1901

1901

  Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

2
Phoenix - Lisztomania

Lisztomania

  Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3
Phoenix - Too Young

Too Young

  United

4
Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better

If I Ever Feel Better

  United

5
Phoenix - Love Like a Sunset, Pt. 2

Love Like a Sunset, Pt. 2

  Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

6
Phoenix - Love Like a Sunset, Pt. 1

Love Like a Sunset, Pt. 1

  Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

7
Phoenix - Lisztomania

Lisztomania

  Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

8
Phoenix - Trying To Be Cool (A-Trak Remix)

Trying To Be Cool (A-Trak Remix)

  In the Loop: A Decade of Remixes

9
Phoenix - Telefono

Telefono

  Ti Amo

10
Phoenix - Via Veneto

Via Veneto

  Ti Amo

11
Phoenix - Role Model

Role Model

  Ti Amo

12
Phoenix - Fleur de Lys

Fleur de Lys

  Ti Amo

13
Phoenix - Goodbye Soleil

Goodbye Soleil

  Ti Amo

14
Phoenix - Lovelife

Lovelife

  Ti Amo

15
Phoenix - Fior di Latte

Fior di Latte

  Ti Amo

16
Phoenix - Tuttifrutti

Tuttifrutti

  Ti Amo

17
Phoenix - Ti Amo

Ti Amo

  Ti Amo

18
Phoenix - J-Boy

J-Boy

  Ti Amo

19
Phoenix - Trying To Be Cool (A-Trak Remix)

Trying To Be Cool (A-Trak Remix)

  In The Loop: A Decade Of Remixes

20
Phoenix - Alone on Christmas Day (feat. Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzmann, Buster Poindexter & Paul Shaffer)

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

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

21
Phoenix - Lisztomania (Holy Ghost! Remix)

Lisztomania (Holy Ghost! Remix)

  Work for Hire (Remixes)

22
Phoenix - Lisztomania (Holy Ghost! Remix)

Lisztomania (Holy Ghost! Remix)

  Work for Hire (Remixes)

23
Phoenix - Diet of the Heart

Diet of the Heart

  It's Never Been Like That

24
Phoenix - Second To None

Second To None

  It's Never Been Like That

25
Phoenix - Sometimes In the Fall

Sometimes In the Fall

  It's Never Been Like That

Similar Artists
M83

M83

Alternative

Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend

Alternative

Tahiti 80

Tahiti 80

Rock

Two Door Cinema Club

Two Door Cinema Club

Alternative