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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. ~ Diana Potts
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    Top Indie

    Top Indie
    9 songs

    Indie Rock Mix

    Indie Rock Mix
    9 songs

    Indie Party

    Indie Party
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    Top Alternative

    Top Alternative
    5 songs

    Alternative Mix

    5 songs

    Pop Rock

    5 songs

    Adult Alternative

    3 songs

    Adult Rock

    3 songs

    '00s Indie

    9 songs

    Alternative Party

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    '00s Alternative

    2 songs

    Late Night Mix

    1 song

    Relax Trax

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  1.   Song
  2.   1901
  3.   Lisztomania
  4.   If I Ever Feel Better
  5.   Entertainment
  6.   Lasso
  7.   Trying to Be Cool
  8.   Everything Is Everything
  9.   J-Boy
  10.   Long Distance Call
  11.   Fences
  12.   Too Young
  13.   Consolation Prizes
  14.   Run Run Run
  15.   Ti Amo
  16.   Love Like a Sunset, Pt. I
  17.   Girlfriend
  18.   Armistice
  19.   Alone on Christmas Day
  20.   Love for Granted
  21.   Holdin' on Together
  22.   If It's Not with You
  23.   Goodbye Soleil
  24.   Tuttifrutti
  25.   Rome
  26.   Heatwave
  27.   Party Time
  28.   Funky Squaredance
  29.   I'm an Actor
  30.   Fior Di Latte
  31.   Rally
  32.   Via Veneto
  33.   Fleur de Lys
  34.   Love Like a Sunset, Pt. II
  35.   Courtesy Laughs
  36.   One Time Too Many
  37.   Honeymoon
  38.   Telefono
  39.   Emotions
  40.   The Answer
  41.   Oblique City
  42.   Bourgeois
  43.   Drakkar Noir
  44.   The Real Thing
  45.   Sometimes in the Fall
  46.   Napoleon Says
  47.   Congratulations
  48.   Victim of the Crime
  49.   Summer Days
  50.   On Fire
  51.   Embuscade
  52.   Role Model
  53.   Chloroform
  54.   S.O.S. in Bel Air
  55.   I Love You
  56.   Now Who's in Control
  57.   Love Like a Sunset
  58.   Master Charge featuring Iggy Pop
  59.   Diet of the Heart
  60.   Second to None
  61.   North
  62.   Lost and Found
  63.   Alphabetical
  64.   (You Can't Blame It On) Anybody
  65.   Definitive Breaks
  66.   School's Rules
  67.   Lovelife
  68.   Emotions - Dr Umbass Beats
  69.   Rise Up
  70.   Don't
  71.   Bankrupt!
  72.   Funky Squaredance, Pts. 1-3
  73.   Countdown
  74.   The Bankrupt! Diaries (71 Sketches From the Bankrupt! Sessions)

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