Phoenix released a lovely live album for completely free this morning - thanks Phoenix! As Thomas Mars, their incredibly French and - amazing - Sophia Copolla-dating lead singer, revealed on 6 Music today, he felt like it was record label sacrilege when the band released 1901 as a free download early last year. The last 12 months have worked out pretty well for them though, gaining a much bigger audience outside France and seeing 'Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix', the album from which 1901 was taken, win the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album in January.
They've obviously decided that releasing stuff for free = loads of success, and so are treating us to 'Live in Sydney' as a free download. Just go here and you can keep a piece of Franco-Australian sunshine to carry you through this patchy beginning to Spring.