A week before it's to headline Night 2 of the
The French band opened with a blistering rendition of "Entertainment," the lead single from the new disc, due out April 23; then did the shimmery "Trying to Be Cool." (Watch both performances below.) Worth keeping your eye on: drummer Thomas Hedlund, who handily provides the muscle these soft-rock smoothies sometimes lack on record.
Phoenix kept busy while in New York, dropping by
Coachella-goers can probably expect a similar experience Saturday night, though there's also the possibility (at least on the Internet) for something grander. Online message boards have been abuzz in the run-up to Coachella -- which runs Friday to Sunday and again April 19-21 at Indio's Empire Polo Club -- with speculation that Daft Punk may join Phoenix onstage, repeating a trick the two French outfits pulled off at
This is an idea Pop & Hiss can definitely get behind.
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