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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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Stream Arcade Fire’s Six Reflektor Deluxe Edition Tracks

Just a few days ago, we learned that Arcade Fire were planning a deluxe reissue of their Reflektor album, set to accompany their new tour-documentary…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2015 - 9:08 am

Watch Arcade Fire Appraise Hit Songs By Mark Ronson, The Weeknd, & Justin Bieber

Arcade Fire recently played a game of Jam Or Not A Jam with CBC Music -- Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, and Tim Kingsbury were all…
James Rettig | September 22, 2015 - 10:38 am

Arcade Fire Announce Reflektor Deluxe Edition

Last week, we learned that Arcade Fire would be releasing a 7" with two unreleased tracks to accompany their tour documentary, The Reflektor Tapes, and…
James Rettig | September 21, 2015 - 9:53 am

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Explains Tidal’s Botched Launch And Why Major Labels Are Clueless

The Reflektor Tapes, Arcade Fire's new documentary on the making of their fourth album Reflektor, premiered last Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival, and…
Peter Helman | September 19, 2015 - 11:42 am

Arcade Fire Prep 7″ With Two Previously Unreleased Songs

Arcade Fire will put out a new 7" of previously unreleased material later this month in conjunction with the release of their tour documentary, The
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 16, 2015 - 10:20 am

Arcade Fire Soundtrack Los Angeles’ Bid For 2024 Olympics

Los Angeles last hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1984, before half the Stereogum staff was born. The City of Angels braintrust believes 2024, which…
Chris DeVille | September 14, 2015 - 3:40 pm

DJ Win Butler Brought Out Madonna & Diplo In Montreal Last Night

Earlier this summer Diplo, Skrillex, and two of Arcade Fire’s most prominent members Win Butler and Régine Chassagne were hanging out together in the studio.
Caitlin White | September 11, 2015 - 10:37 am

Watch Arcade Fire Play Unreleased Song “Get Right” In Latest Reflektor Tapes Promo

Arcade Fire's feature-length documentary The Reflektor Tapes is coming out in a couple of weeks. We've seen a few trailers already, and now Arcade Fire…
Peter Helman | September 8, 2015 - 9:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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