BANKRUPT! PHOENIX (Liberation/Universal) Sparkling like cheap spumanti served in fine lead crystal, this French four-piece follow up their Grammy-acclaimed festival pop hit-machine Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix with a clever collage of remember-when beats, drifting synth trance and crowd-pleasing dance-athons.
Success doesn’t seem to have clouded French band Phoenix’s minds. While their 2009 album was titled Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, tipping their hat to the famous composer, they named the follow-up simply Bankrupt! The title of the band’s fifth album, out tomorrow, is a nod to the beauty of failure, guitarist Christian Mazzalai says.