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After three years of radio silence, French band from Versailles Phoenix is about to come back with a new album, Ti Amo. They have chosen Toronto for their only Canadian show and will headline Field Trip festival on June 4 at the Fort York National Historic Site.

 

Field Trip festival

Field Trip has become the unofficial kick off to the city’s busy summer festival season and this year’s bill continues a tradition of curating a world­-class, boutique music event inside the gorgeous and intimate confines of the city's Historic Fort York & Garrison Common. Driven by a love of community and discovery, Field Trip 2017 welcomes a rich program of not only music, but family-friendly programming, comedy and an exploration of Toronto’s culinary scene starring some of the city’s leading entrepreneurs. All the music, food, drink and activities integrate with collaborative explorations on themes of visual art, technology, fashion and more, like nowhere else.

Teaser of the 2017 edition of Field Trip :

 

Phoenix 

The French group Phoenix draw elements from their eclectic '80s upbringing to arrive at a satisfying blend of rock and synthesizers. Vocalist Thomas Mars, bassist Deck d'Arcy, and guitarist Christian Mazzalai were a garage band based out of Mars' house 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 touring start on the French bar circuit doing Hank Williams and Prince covers to drunken audiences. Phoenix became well acquainted with labelmates Air when they acted 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 and 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 adored Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009). 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, which the band bought on eBay for $17,000. The results, Bankrupt!, appeared in April 2013, near the time of the band's headlining gig at the Coachella Festival. Their widely-anticiped fifth album Ti Amo will be release on June 9, after weeks of geniunely orchestrated teasing.
(Excerpts from Billboard)

 J-Boy, premier extrait de Ti Amo (sortie prévue le 9 juin) :

For more information and reservations: http://fieldtriplife.com/

Phoenix' new album Ti Amo is available on all platforms starting June 9: http://wearephoenix.com/shop/

 

 
Fort York National Historic Site 100 Garrison Rd, Toronto, ON M5V 3K9

TORONTO - Phoenix to headline the 2017 Field Trip Festival

When
06/04/2017
Where
Fort York National Historic Site
100 Garrison Rd, Toronto, ON M5V 3K9

After three years of radio silence, French band from Versailles Phoenix is about to come back with a new album, Ti Amo. They have chosen Toronto for their only Canadian show and will headline Field Trip festival on June 4 at the Fort York National Historic Site.

 

Field Trip festival

Field Trip has become the unofficial kick off to the city’s busy summer festival season and this year’s bill continues a tradition of curating a world­-class, boutique music event inside the gorgeous and intimate confines of the city's Historic Fort York & Garrison Common. Driven by a love of community and discovery, Field Trip 2017 welcomes a rich program of not only music, but family-friendly programming, comedy and an exploration of Toronto’s culinary scene starring some of the city’s leading entrepreneurs. All the music, food, drink and activities integrate with collaborative explorations on themes of visual art, technology, fashion and more, like nowhere else.

Teaser of the 2017 edition of Field Trip :

 

Phoenix 

The French group Phoenix draw elements from their eclectic '80s upbringing to arrive at a satisfying blend of rock and synthesizers. Vocalist Thomas Mars, bassist Deck d'Arcy, and guitarist Christian Mazzalai were a garage band based out of Mars' house 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 touring start on the French bar circuit doing Hank Williams and Prince covers to drunken audiences. Phoenix became well acquainted with labelmates Air when they acted 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 and 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 adored Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009). 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, which the band bought on eBay for $17,000. The results, Bankrupt!, appeared in April 2013, near the time of the band's headlining gig at the Coachella Festival. Their widely-anticiped fifth album Ti Amo will be release on June 9, after weeks of geniunely orchestrated teasing.
(Excerpts from Billboard)

 J-Boy, premier extrait de Ti Amo (sortie prévue le 9 juin) :

For more information and reservations: http://fieldtriplife.com/

Phoenix' new album Ti Amo is available on all platforms starting June 9: http://wearephoenix.com/shop/