Our pals at Videogum commented on P4K’s report that Arcade Fire are soundtracking Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly’s new sci-fi horror flick The Box.

Well, now Win Butler’s telling the internet to calm down because it’s not exactly true. Via Win’s Blog:

Hi everyone. Hope you are having a great spring…

[J]ust to let you all know that (internet-based fact checking aside) Arcade Fire is NOT doing the soundtrack to any film. We are all off for the summer, writing songs, reading books, and keeping our plants alive. Regine, Owen Pallet and I may do an instrumental piece or two for Richard Kelly’s new movie…we met at a show this year and hit it off, but we are not planning on doing any major work for a while, and this would not constitute a soundtrack or release.

Can’t wait for all you non-music stealers to hear the new Wolf Parade record, and that Jay Reatard record keeps getting better with every listen!

Hey, non-music stealers, don’t just take Win’s word for it, that new Wolf Parade is good. As is lo-fi guy Jay Reatard. Especially when he’s not punching people.

Comments (21)
  1. molly  |   Posted on May 16th, 2008 0

    wow, win has bad taste, wolf parade and jay reatard???


  2. Arcade Fire / Wolf Parade / Bell Orchestra

    That was one of the best shows I’ve ever attended.

  3. Dan  |   Posted on May 16th, 2008 0

    Really Molly?

  4. george  |   Posted on May 16th, 2008 0

    hey K, where did you see that show??

  5. alex  |   Posted on May 16th, 2008 0

    molly is a bitch.

  6. suii  |   Posted on May 16th, 2008 0

    molly is in Wolf Parade

  7. eric  |   Posted on May 16th, 2008 0

    speaking of good music, why isn’t el guincho all over everything?
    alegranza is unbelievable.

  8. Derek  |   Posted on May 17th, 2008 0

    so wait… if win advocates not stealing music and waiting for the actual release date, how does he know how good the new wolf parade is???

    im confused :(

  9. mememe  |   Posted on May 17th, 2008 0

    it’s pretty douchey to criticize the fan base that chases leaks while at the same time bragging about your own ability to hear music early.

  10. Sammy  |   Posted on May 17th, 2008 0

    It’s pretty douchey to simultaneously criticize the fan base for downloading leaks while bragging about your own ability to hear records early.

  11. Greg  |   Posted on May 18th, 2008 0

    Ditto to the comment above.

  12. Matthew  |   Posted on May 18th, 2008 0

    Well, you know, it’s not that douche-y when you think about it, seeing as the Wolf Parade guys are good friends with the Arcade Fire guys. Montreal’s music scene is one giant, homogenous clique of musical geniuses. Sophie Trudeau from Godspeed played on the Besnard Lakes album, the Lakes produced Sunset Rubdown’s Random Spirit Lover, Owen Pallett contributes strings to EVERYTHING…

    I’m just saying, he kind of has a right to hear the music early. He wasn’t likely trying to be pretentious so much as he was just excited about how good the record is. It’s like when Ed from Grizzly Bear posted about how bomb Devotion was two months before it dropped. When you tour with a band, you get their record early. That’s just logical.

    And why am I spending so long defending the bands I love and their respective front man? Probably because I’m a douche as well.

  13. Greg  |   Posted on May 18th, 2008 0

    What’s douche-y is that Win is making this sardonic comment about music stealers when he didn’t pay for the album himself.

  14. Greg  |   Posted on May 18th, 2008 0

    It’s like he’s saying, “Hey, the new Wolf Parade album is great! Have you heard it too? Well, if you have, then you’re a terrible person.”

  15. mong  |   Posted on May 19th, 2008 0

    lol i love all the faux-intellectual retards that comment on blogs :)
    you all make my day.
    its music, not liberal arts ;)
    laughable indeed

  16. Sean Jean  |   Posted on May 19th, 2008 0

    Holy shit the comments in this post run the gamut of retardation. Take a deep breath and go outside people. You are trying too hard.

  17. sammy  |   Posted on May 19th, 2008 0

    I’m aware of the relationship between Wolf Parade and the Arcade Fire. I am also a fan of both bands (and, for the record, Win is right: the new Wolf Parade album is fantastic). Nonetheless, his comments are the very definition of elitist: I’m friends with these guys, so I can get their record for free and early. The rest of you can either wait to purchase it or be branded as dirty thieves.

  18. Eva  |   Posted on Dec 25th, 2008 0

    Its quite annoying when musicians sound like businessmen or Metallica circa’ 2001— I mean, It’s thanks to those mp3 bandis you’re known worldwide.
    And yes, besides the pollitical commentary, the udeniable elitist attitude is soo boring.

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