Phoenix; The Strokes' Comedown Machine; STRFKR

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Phoenix performs in the Soundcheck studio.

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.