Vinyl at Length

New Zealand sextet The Phoenix Foundation feature in the Guardian’s ‘New Music’ section this week, “return[ing] with a bittersweet first taster of their 80-minute long new album, Fandango.” “‘Damn the zeitgeist, I still rejoice in the pan-sexual opulence of a double-gatefold vinyl album,’ says the band’s co-frontman Samuel Flynn Scott of the band’s forthcoming fifth album, which clocks in at a patience-sapping 80 minutes. With all that time to fill, the album allows the band to dabble in nearly every genre imaginable. The video of the album’s first single The Captain, a lonely creature made of balloons wander[s] around a seemingly human-less world. Lovely.”


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