Spirit Adrift poses at Songbyrd Music House on June 13, 2019. (Photo by Jamie Langley)
Hailing from the depths of Phoenix, Arizona, Spirit Adrift are making their way through the United States with High Command and Haunt. I caught them recently at their DC date, held at Songbyrd Music House, a venue that is part record store, part concert hall.
Thomas Mars fronts Phoenix at The Anthem on Oct. 16, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
In the encore of the show by Phoenix at The Anthem on Monday, frontman Thomas Mars praised Prince, telling the audience how struck he was by seeing the iconic artist in a concert in Paris when Thomas was only 8 years old.
So it’s no surprise that the latest effort by Phoenix — the sunny album Ti Amo — was in some ways inspired by Prince as much as it was by Italian dance and romance.
Phoenix (Photo by Emme Le Doyen)
In June, French indie poppers Phoenix released Ti Amo, their sixth studio album, via Loyaute/Glassnote Records. The gents now are launching a North American tour that includes a stop at The Anthem on Monday, Oct. 16.