Between the opening lyrics to the new Daft Punk wondersong - "Like the legend of the Phoenix...", Phoenix's new album, and The Phoenix Foundation's album release, we have officially dubbed April the month of the Phoenix. Fittingly, the three bands represent artists at different, evolving stages of their careers.
The Phoenix Foundation, hailing from the land of Mordor and couch burning, aka New Zeleand, has built a loyal, local following in their native country since the release of their first album, Horesepower, in 2003. Yet with the release of their fifth album, Fandango, they seem to have taken flight in a sound best described as folsky, chill, psychedelic surf-synth indie rock. The lyrics exude a slightly off-key David Bowie.
We recommend listening to this album while lying on the beach with a cool breeze, a warm sun and a kindred spirit.