Phoenix Rises With New Album, Label

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French rock/house band Phoenix will release its fifth studio album, "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix," on May 26. The ten-song set will come out worldwide via the band's own imprint Loyaute, and on Glassnote in the U.S..

"Wolfgang" was recorded in the Paris home studio of Cassius' Philippe Zdar, who co-produced the album. The group's first album since "It's Never Been Like This" in 2006, "Wolfgang" is anchored by the two-part ambient epic "Love Like A Sunset." The album also features the band's signature pop songs like "1901," "Rome," "Fences" and "Listzomania" run through heavy layers of French house music filters.

Phoenix has built a loyal live following in the U.S. despite the modest sales of their previous albums, all released in the U.S. on Astralwerks. "Alphabetical," released in 2004, has sold 30,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. "It's Never Been Like This," the group's most recent album, has sold 36,000.

Phoenix are planning to announce a brief U.S. tour this summer soon. "1901," the first single from "Wolfgang," is currently available for free at

Here is the track list for "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix":

"Love Like A Sunset Pt. 1"
"Love Like A Sunset Pt. 2"