Phoenix is a French indie pop band formed in Versailles in 1999. The band consists of Thomas Mars (lead vocals), Deck d'Arcy (bass/keyboards), Christian Mazzalai (guitar), and Laurent Brancowitz (guitar/keyboards). They gained international recognition with their breakthrough album "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" in 2009, which included the hit singles "1901" and "Lisztomania". Known for their infectious melodies, catchy hooks, and energetic live performances, Phoenix has become one of the most influential bands in the indie music scene.
Over the years, Phoenix has released several critically acclaimed albums, including "United" (2000), "Alphabetical" (2004), and "Bankrupt!" (2013). Their unique blend of synth-pop, rock, and new wave influences has earned them a dedicated fan base worldwide. With their distinctive sound characterized by lush production and Mars' distinct vocals, Phoenix continues to push boundaries and evolve as artists.
In addition to their success as recording artists, Phoenix has also made significant contributions to film soundtracks. They collaborated with director Sofia Coppola on multiple projects, including scoring her films "Lost in Translation" and "Somewhere". Their music has been featured in numerous commercials and television shows as well.