In this episode: A triple dose of new music. First, french electro-rock band Phoenix won a Grammy for their 2009 album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix and earned a mainstream audience with hits like “Lisztomania” and “1901.” They join us to preview their upcoming album, Bankrupt!, with a live performance.
Plus: A new record from another celebrated indie rock group. Steven Hyden of Grantland reviews the Strokes' new album, Comedown Machine – and has a conspiracy theory to share, too.
And: We might not be able to say STRFKR's name on air, but their catchy pop is way more accessible than their moniker. They’ve got a new album, too — Miracle Mile. The Portland band plays live in the studio.