Phoenix | Music Artists on Indie Accent


c. 1999 | ORIGIN: FRENCH

Phoenix is a rock band from Versailles, France,consisting of Thomas Mars, Deck d'Arcy, Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Brancowitz. Vocalist Thomas Mars, bassist Deck d'Arcy, and guitarist Chris Mazzalai started playing together as a "garage band" based out of Mars's house in the suburbs of Paris. In 1995, Laurent Brancowitz, Mazzalai's older brother, permanently joined the band on guitar after the end of Darlin', a short-lived band that Brancowitz had formed with Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (Bangalter and de Homem-Christo later formed Daft Punk). Two years later the band took on the name Phoenix and pressed 500 copies of a single on their own label, Ghettoblaster. Shortly after, they were signed to the Paris-based Source Records. Phoenix became well acquainted with labelmates Air when they acted as their backing band on several UK TV appearances.
Phoenix already released 5 studio album: United, Alphabetical, It's Never Been Like That, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, and Bankrupt!. (Wikipedia)


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