How many different versions of 'Entertainment' can your ears take? A lot, apparently. French electro-rockers Phoenix have commissioned several indie acts -- including Grizzly Bear, Dinosaur Jr. and Blood Orange -- to produce remixes of the first single off their new album, 'Bankrupt!' and now Dirty Projectors have tried their hand at redoing the tune.
With the Coachella festival now expanded to two weekends, there are plenty of bands that find themselves stranded in California with nothing to do for the week in between. Fortunately, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' has been taking in wayward artists and throwing them onstage and in front of their cameras all week long, with Phoenix's performance last night (April 18) the biggest one yet.
Back for its sixth go-round, this year’s Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is set to run from Aug. 9-11 in San Francisco’s scenic Golden Gate Park. The lineup features a wide variety of top-name acts, among them the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul McCartney, Phoenix and Nine Inch Nails, plus dozens more.
The big question mark on Saturday at Coachella 2013 was whether Daft Punk would make an appearance. Well, they didn't. However, fellow French group Phoenix did get an unexpected visitor in the form of R. Kelly, so fans craving a dramatic moment at least left feeling somewhat pleased. As for their set, Phoenix attracted a massive audience and gave a strong performance as major festival headliners, nicely blending old standards ('Lasso,' 'Long Distance Call,' '1901') and tracks from their forthcoming new album. Scroll down to read about Diffuser's other award-winning sets and see exclusive photos from day two of Coachella 2013.
It took nearly four years for Phoenix to follow their breakthrough album 'Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix' with 'Entertainment,' the lead single off their forthcoming follow-up disc, 'Bankrupt!' By contrast, in the four weeks since the song's release, Dinosaur Jr. have managed to record and release their own version.