Over the years pop has given itself a pretty bad name. With innumerable, marginally talented “singers” who sell sex to pre-teens in the form of shamelessly auto-tuned vocals, set to irritating synthesizer melodies and wholly uncreative beats, Paris’ Phoenix provide a refreshing breeze of good humored, catchy and unique light rock. Having garnered success all over Europe with previous releases their latest, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, represents their first charting record in the U.S. An achievement the band celebrated by selling out two U.S. tours this year alone. They will be back in the area performing a holiday show for WRXP Dec. 2 at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. myspace.com/wearephoenix.