The Phoenix Foundation
Timing is a very funny thing. Just yesterday Alex sent me to check out the website of Eagle vs. Shark, a promising comedic film from New Zealand that will begin playing in the U.S. next month. I noticed the music on the site and liked it, but couldn't figure out just who it was. Today I was contacted about The Phoenix Foundation, the very same band that wrote and performed the film's score. Well, how about that?
The Phoenix Foundation are an indie rock outfit from Wellington, New Zealand. It appears they've been critically praised in their home country, and a little snooping reveals that Spin gave them some love last week. They are visiting the U.S. to support both Eagle vs. Shark and their album Horsepower, now available from Young American Recordings. These guys play an interesting brand of indie rock, flavored by folk-pop, Brit-pop, and even New Wave -- they strike me as somewhere in the neighborhood between Austin's Peel and Decatur's Warm in the Wake. I imagine they won't have much trouble finding an American audience.
I'm sure this is all old news to the New Zealanders out there, but they're new to me...
The Phoenix Foundation - Going Fishing
The Phoenix Foundation - Sister Risk
The Phoenix Foundation - Let Me Die a Woman
For more info and American tour dates, see their official website.