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What I remember most is two deranged geekboys drumming on each other’s helmets. There was so much to love about Arcade Fire in 2004, but the image of Richard Peed Parry and Will Butler frantically pounding each other’s skulls during performances of “Neighborhood #2 (Laika)” is the one that sticks with me above all else. More »

There were two major releases this month that had people talking about soundtracks: Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here, his follow-up to Garden State, and Boyhood. I saw one of them, and I’ll let you guess which it was. I don’t have a dog in the internet fight regarding Braff and his movies and hi… More »

This week’s central battle came down, as so many do, to the eternal conflict between well-intentioned grand-scale storytelling and gleefully trashy bloodletting. It’s the Forrest Gump vs. Pulp Fiction of the 5 Best Videos Of The Week column! And just like in 1994, the middle-of-the-road epic won. Life is like a box of chocolates, etc. More »

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Watch Arcade Fire Record With James Murphy In The Reflektor Tapes Preview

We've seen a couple trailers so far for Arcade Fire's documentary The Reflektor Tapes. Arcade Fire Tube points out that the latest teaser features in-studio…
Chris DeVille | September 3, 2015 - 12:13 pm
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Watch Britt Daniel, Will Butler, Mac McCaughan, & More Talk Songwriting In SXSW Panel

At SXSW back in March, Spoon's Britt Daniel, Arcade Fire's Will Butler, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan, Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, and Marshall Crenshaw all participated i…
James Rettig | September 1, 2015 - 4:38 pm
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Watch Arcade Fire’s Tim Kingsbury Debut Sam Patch Side-Project At Passovah Summer Fest

Sam Patch is the latest side project to come out of Arcade Fire’s million-plus members — it’s made up of bassist Tim Kingsbury, drummer Jeremy…
James Rettig | August 28, 2015 - 11:53 am

Hear Chilly Gonzales Make Classical Connections To Pop With Members Of Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, & Alt-J

For the past year or so, musical genius Chilly Gonzales has been hosting a video series called Pop Music Masterclass for German radio station WDR…
James Rettig | August 19, 2015 - 12:02 pm
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Watch Diplo & Skrillex Talk Arcade Fire Collab On Charlie Rose

Late-night PBS is probably the least turnt-up not-an-actual-place place in the entire universe. And yet last night, Charlie Rose, the long-running PBS talk-show host, welcomed…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2015 - 9:58 am
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Watch A New Trailer For Arcade Fire’s The Reflektor Tapes

Arcade Fire’s movie The Reflektor Tapes is set to hit theaters on 9/23, and they’ve just shared the first official trailer for the film following…
James Rettig | August 11, 2015 - 11:30 am
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Arcade Fire – “Porno” Video

Earlier today, Arcade Fire teased a feature-length film called The Reflektor Tapes, and now they've shared a new music video set to their track "Porno"…
James Rettig | July 15, 2015 - 5:37 pm
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Arcade Fire Movie The Reflektor Tapes Hits Theaters In September

Arcade Fire have announced plans for a feature-length film called The Reflektor Tapes. A new website for the movie popped up earlier today, which reveal…
James Rettig | July 15, 2015 - 11:29 am
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Skrillex And Diplo Just Hit The Studio With Arcade Fire

Skrillex's Full Flex Express Tour makes eight stops in Canada this month, and in advance of tonight's show in Montreal, Sonny Moore and Wes Pentz…
Scott Lapatine | July 10, 2015 - 9:19 pm
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Father John Misty Explains The Origin Of His Great New Arcade Fire Cover

Father John Misty debuted his great new cover of Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs” earlier this week and, in a new interview with NME, he opened…
James Rettig | July 3, 2015 - 10:30 am
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Watch Father John Misty Cover Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs”

Father John Misty has been doing a lot of covers lately, and he recently trotted out another one during a live acoustic session for the…
Tom Breihan | June 30, 2015 - 8:51 am
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Tim Kingsbury & Jeremy Gara Ready Latest Arcade Fire Side-Project Sam Patch

Tim Kingsbury is the latest Arcade Fire member to splinter off from the band and start his own solo project. It’s called Sam Patch, and…
James Rettig | June 16, 2015 - 10:09 am
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Watch U2 Play “Lucifer’s Hands” Live For The First Time, “One” Dedicated To Arcade Fire

During their second show at Montreal's Bell Centre last night, U2 played "Lucifer's Hands," one of the new songs included as bonus tracks on the…
Peter Helman | June 14, 2015 - 10:40 am

Sarah Neufeld – “We’ve Got A Lot” (Stereogum Premiere)

Sarah Neufeld technically already released a record this year; the tense and aching Never Were The Way She Was was a joint project with her…
Caitlin White | May 28, 2015 - 5:09 pm
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Arcade Fire Are Opening A Restaurant

Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, the husband-and-wife duo behind Arcade Fire, have been doing just fine for themselves in the music world. But now they're…
Tom Breihan | May 7, 2015 - 8:48 am
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Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event

Jay Z bought the Swedish company Aspiro's streaming music service Tidal less than a month ago, but that didn't stop him from rolling out hi…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm
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Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service Launches With Blue Avatars From Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Third Man, & Others

Jay Z wants you to know that Tidal, the Scandinavian high-fidelity streaming service that he bought earlier this month, is a big deal. So he…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2015 - 9:06 am
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Photos: SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015 has come and gone. As Scott noted over the weekend, it was an altogether less corporate, less celebrity-infused, less insane experience than i…
Chris DeVille | March 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm
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Arcade Fire And Paul Krugman Discuss Selling Out And The Future Of The Music Business At SXSW

Win and Will Butler of Arcade Fire and economist/New York Times columnist Paul Krugman headlined a panel discussion at SXSW today on the "celebrity economy…
Peter Helman | March 19, 2015 - 6:12 pm
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Watch Will Butler’s Furious, Kickass Letterman Performance

Will Butler has been playing with Arcade Fire for upwards of a decade, and he's evidently spent some time thinking about how he'd present himself…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2015 - 8:51 am
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