Phoenix Playing SNL Next Week!

Original: about a quick rise to fame.

After releasing two brilliant singles from their upcoming album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, the frenchie-pop-rockers will be rocking SNL on April 4th, on a Seth Rogen-hosted episode.

I realize that SNL is maintaining its indie cred by getting awesome Pitchfork-rockers to play (TV On The Radio, Death Cab, Vampire Weekend, Fleet Foxes), but Phoenix surprised me, mostly due to the fact that they just haven't MADE IT in the way that the aforementioned bands have. Those four all had ridiculous album sales, whereas Phoenix's first few cds were loved by the indie-rock crew and not much else. Those four all had some radio play, while I haven't heard "Listzomania" or "1901" on the radio once. So although I am in no way criticizing SNL's decision to get such a great band on their show, I'm just a tad surprised. All that's for sure is that it will lead to a HEAVY sales boost for the band, who will most likely rock their insanely catchy songs incredibly well live.