Phoenix the band, that is.
For me, the verdict is still out on Devendra Barnhart. I know the critics fell all over themselves praising his 2007 release Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon, and I appreciate his exploration into different cultures through that album, but I’m just not totally sold on the hippy-commune music he is peddling. And I also don’t know how I feel about this “freak folk” genre he is supposedly leading. What I do think is that he is nothing short of amazing on this cover of one of my favorite songs from Phoenix’s recent release Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix.
“We LOVE and have LOVED Phoenix sinceAlphabetical, and have wanted to do more than just ogle at their awesomeness for quite some time. With the release of their luminaryWolfgang Amadeus Phoenix we got the chance to un-floccinaucinihilipilificate our dreams and with awesome, oceanic glee, we took Rome for a ride…”