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Phoenix on World Cafe | Monday, August 12

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The French band Phoenix seems to be appearing at the top of music charts all over the world. In 2009, Phoenix's album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix guided them to fame with popular tracks like "1901" and "Lisztomania."

Released in April, the band's latest album, Bankrupt!, is a departure from its earlier pop sound, with more complex elements at its core. Phoenix joins World Cafe Live to perform both new and old songs onstage in Philadelphia. Frontman Thomas Mars and guitarist Laurent "Branco" Brancowitz also chat about dealing with the success of Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix and growing up in Versailles. (via World Cafe)

This World Cafe studio session was originally published July 12, 2013.


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The Church “Metropolis” Gold Afternoon Fix
English Beat “Save It for Later” What is Beat
Elvis Costello & The Roots “Walk Us Uptown” Wise Up Ghost
((Phoenix "1901" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Phoenix “Lisztomania” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Phoenix “Long Distance Call” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Phoenix “Trying to Be Cool” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Phoenix “Drakkar Noir” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Phoenix “Chloroform” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Phoenix “1901” Recorded Live for the World Café
((Pickwick "Hacienda Motel" Can't Talk Medicine))
Mount Moriah “Younger Days” Miracle Temple
X “4th of July” See How We Are
Man Man “Head On” On Oni Pond
((Summer Fiction "By the Sea" Summer Fiction))


Shawn Colvin “Tenderness on the Block” Fat City
Luxury Motel “New Country Rehab” Ghost of Your Charms
New Country Rehab “Home to You” Ghost of Your Charms
Rolling Stones “Memory Motel” Black and Blue
Frank Turner “Recovery” Tape Deck Heart
((The Wooden Birds "Hailey" Magnolia))
NRBQ “Get Rhythm” Best Of NRBQ
Jake Bugg “Lightning Bolt” Jake Bugg
Daughn Gibson “Kissin’ on the Blacktop” Me Moan
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds “Dig Lazarus Dig” Dig Lazarus Dig
((Ween "Your Party" La Cucaracha))
Haim “The Wire” Days Are Gone
The Black Keys “Tighten Up” Brothers
Iron & Wine “The Desert Babbler “Ghost on Ghost”
Gigi “Guramayle” Gigi
Alt-J “Tesselate” An Awesome Wave