Fantastic sister-trio Haim are heading out on a world tour next year following the success of the pop-perfect album Days Are Gone . You can see all of their dates for the rest of this year, some of which are with Phoenix plus next year's dates, in the replies.
This weekend is packed with festivals all over the continent, so we wanted to bring The Grove Festival to your attention in case it's not on your radar yet. This special event that's taking place in Toronto this weekend (well, tomorrow!) has been put together by Arts & Crafts along with other sponsors, and the lineup includes Phoenix, Girl Talk, Hot Chop, The Gaslight Anthem, Earl Sweatshirt, Wavves, Young Empires and more. In other words, you are guaranteed to have a kick-ass time while enjoying some great tunes. The best part? Noisy Ghost PR + 24West are giving away 10 tickets -- for free! -- through AP.net if you would like to attend.
I find it easier to find a sound that’s really exciting and new with things that are old and familiar. Because things that are really brand new? They sound like what the future should be like, with no surprise element to it.
The Classic Crime have posted a brand new music video for "What I'd Give Up", which you can view in the replies. The video was shot on three iPhone 5's, while the band was on a recent tour stop in Las Vegas, NV. You can purchase the band's current album, Phoenix, here.
The line-up for Lollapalooza 2013 has been announced. The festival will feature The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, The Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, New Order and more. Check out the full line-up in the replies.
"The most mysterious part to me was that no one else-- no nerd or music engineer or memorabilia freak-- seemed to want it," frontman Thomas Mars told The New Yorker. "There was something a little spooky about him [Rose]. He was very pushy. It seemed like a scam. " After a prolonged and skeptical online back-and-forth with Rose, Mars committed to the console for a price of $17,000 (the original asking price was $32,000) and shipped it to Paris to begin mixing Bankrupt!.
Phoenix will return to the road this spring, with select West Coast dates culminating in a Saturday night headlining slot at this year’s Coachella. Tour dates are below, more coming soon. A pre-sale for these shows will take place via the band's website Thursday, February 7th, at 1 pm EST.
You can check out a great interview with The Format over at the Phoenix New Times Online. For those of you in the Phoenix area, the boys will be on the cover of the upcoming issue when it hits newsstands.
Arts & Crafts Records (Broken Social Scene, Stars, Apostle of Hustle) has signed France's Phoenix (in Canada). Their third album, It's Never Been Like That, will hit stores June 13th in Canada and May 23rd in America through Astralwerks.