Phoenix’s New Single Was 108 Years in the Making


Earlier today, French popsters Phoenix announced their new album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, via a note on their website — and, even more important, unveiled the album's first single, "1901." Our B.A. in history is hanging its head in shame, since we can't even guess at the significance of the date, but that doesn't mean we're enjoying this massive track any less: Front man Thomas Mars's playful vocals are expertly framed by giant synths, big, shiny guitar sounds, and the occasional sonar noise, all to great effect. If the rest of the album sounds anything like this, all silly titles are forgiven.

Download the MP3 here.