Expect to hear this one on more than a handful of car commercials in the next 12 months: Phoenix has released its first new single since 2009. The song, "Entertainment," is off the band's forthcoming new album "Bankrupt."
"Entertainment," which you can hear above, sounds like a classic Phoenix track: bouncy drums, driving synthesizers and singable hook.
The band first announced the official release of "Bankrupt" last week. The disc will arrive on April 23 in the U.S. (April 22 in England) and include "Entertainment" as well as songs titled "Drakkar Noir," "Chloroform" and "The Real Thing." Back in December of last year, Glassnote Records head Daniel Glass told HuffPost Entertainment that a new Phoenix album was on tap for 2013. The band had been fooling around with a new record since 2011.
Phoenix, the French alt-rock band, is made up of Thomas Mars, Deck d'Arcy, Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Brancowitz. The band's breakout album, "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix," was released in 2009 and housed hit singles like "1901" and "Lisztomania." At the 2010 Grammys, Phoenix won for Best Alternative Album. Mars, who is married to director Sofia Coppola, also contributed some music "Somewhere," Coppola's 2010 indie drama starring Elle Fanning.
Listen to the new Phoenix song above.