SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileAfter 10 years of knocking on the door, French electro rock band Phoenix finally seem to be getting some big love from North American audiences. This shift in stature is largely due to Lisztomania (above), an impossibly catchy pop track off their latest record, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, that combines jangly guitars, cryptic lyrics and the best singalong chorus you’ll hear this summer.The band is part of a generation of synth friendly French musicians including Daft Punk, Air and Cassius who started getting international exposure a decade ago. Phoenix has collaborated with all of those acts.”There is this sense of community because it’s so small,” says Phoenix lead singer Thomas Mars, backstage before a recent Toronto gig.
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Create a makeshift coat room Even if they’re not directed to do so, your guests will likely head to a bedroom to toss their coats and bags on the bed. But if your cleanup strategy was to throw all your junk in your bedroom and shut the door, they may be in for a rude surprise. Cecilia Anderson, a professional organizer and productivity coach, says to put hooks on the inside of your closet door so that even if you don’t have time to put clothes back on the hanger, at least you can get them quickly out of sight.