Q&A: Phoenix’s Thomas Mars

The A.V. Club has just published my interview with Phoenix singer Thomas Mars. The truth is, I’ve been a fan of these Frenchies since high school, but they lost me after Alphabetical. They still have yet to outdo that precise collection of breezy, electronics-laced soft-pop, but their latest, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, is garnering the group the most praise it’s seen in years. Read about it here, and count the Gallic metaphors as they stream from Mr. Mars’ mouth.