Thursday, April 7, 2011

Phoenix - New and Old

Phoenix @ Rumsey Playfield in 2009, from the HAD Archive

This week we've stumbled into some treats from Phoenix, and being that we're patently obsessed, we figured we'd share. The first tidbit appears on the band's website: they're in the studio recording, and apparently decided to offer up a (semi) live feed of what's going on. On the front page of the band's web site, a security cam graphic appears to be updating, at least semi regularly. Regardless, we're more that a little excited that they're back at work!

In the meantime, we managed to snag two other sonic treats to tide us over until the new stuff arrives. The first is an apparently little-known track that was released as a single in 1999. Entitled "Heatwave", it's absent of vocals, and makes some definite aural nods to Daft Punk. That being said, all sources on line attribute it to Phoenix, so we'll just have to call it an interesting history piece.

The second item is a "third part" to "Love Like A Sunset". Apparently officially offered up by the band to promote last fall's Madison Square Garden show, the track is a remix of the album track, and so perhaps a "part three" in name only. Nonetheless, Phoenix remixes tend to hold water pretty well, and this one is no different. Check them both out below!