The Parisian quartet Phoenix follows up their 2009 Grammy winning Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix with Bankrupt - an homage to the 80's with smooth synch and electro pop tunes that will have anyone over 25 swooning with nostalgia. Think Prince's Purple Rain, Bananarama is your Venus, and Madonna not quite like a virgin here. The single Drakkar Noir is a tongue-in-cheek backhand to the homogeneous bourgeois that passes today for high society, achieved by reference to the fragrance that would dominate the 80's. What started as one of the first fashionable men's fragrance by French fashion house Guy Laroche, would become almost a parody of the decade and the trendy, upscale mall rat. To no fault of it's own, Drakkar was a casualty to the excess of American suburbia that was the 80's. While the Bonfire of the Vanities is back in more ways than one (see TRIBECA or Chelsea in NYC), Phoenix just might bring back Drakkar Noir. After all, it did smell terrific! CLICK IMAGES TO LEARN MORE.
Check out the latest album from Phoenix today. These guys are as patriotic for the USA as any foreign band ever could be!