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Watch Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Play Six New Solo Songs In Brooklyn

Last night, Arcade Fire member Will Buter played a small solo show at the Brooklyn venue Baby's All Right. (He did something similar in D.C. back in August, but there wasn't any video then.) He played a set full of new songs, performing entirely solo (on guitar and keyboard) with a backing track. Decent-quality… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2014

Trent Reznor Discusses NIN’s Failed Sessions With Arcade Fire Producer, Skepticism About Rock Hall Nomination, U2’s Devaluing Music

Trent Reznor recently sat down with Billboard for a great interview which touched on a wide range of topics, including his Gone Girl score, failed Hesitation Marks recording sessions with Arcade Fire producer Markus Dravs, his Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame nomination, and his new role at apple as chief creative officer for… More »

By: James Rettig / October 31, 2014

Watch Arcade Fire’s Horror Film Festi, Feat. James Murphy, The National, Peter Gabriel, Fleet Foxes

Back in 2011 Arcade Fire and a bunch of their friends made a 21-minute horror movie called Festi. Today they've posted that movie, which involves murder and intrigue backstage at the band's 2011 festival tour. Guests include James Murphy, the National, Peter Gabriel, Fleet Foxes, Slash, and Andrew Garfield (apparently "We Exist" wasn't hi… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 31, 2014

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Contributes To Obama Impersonator Documentary Bronx Obama

Bronx Obama is a new documentary about a Barack Obama impersonator named Louis Ortiz directed by This American Life contributor Ryan Murdock. It's available on Vimeo and iTunes, and it will air on Showtime 10/30. And according to a tweet today from Arcade Fire, it features music by Will Butler. More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 22, 2014

Watch Arcade Fire On CBS Sunday Morning

Arcade Fire was profiled in a segment on today's episode of CBS Sunday Morning. They interviewed Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, and a few of the other members make an appearance when they stop by a Montreal-based Ukrainian church where they've played shows. They also visited the band's old apartment, which has since turned into… More »

By: James Rettig / October 19, 2014

Tanya Tagaq Wins 2014 Polaris Prize, Says “Fuck PETA”

Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq won this year's Polaris Music Prize for her album, Animism, beating out Arcade Fire, Drake, and Mac DeMarco. In her acceptance speech, she encouraged people to wear and eat seal and said, "fuck PETA." This year's award gala was held in Toronto earlier tonight and featured performances from Mac DeMarco,… More »

By: James Rettig / September 22, 2014

Livestream The 2014 Polaris Prize Ceremony

For the past eight years, the Polaris Music Prize has honored the best Canadian album of the year. It's accompanied by a gala to announce the winner, and this year the whole event is being livestreamed. Tonight's performances include short list nominees Mac DeMarco, Owen Pallett, Jessy Lanza, Basia Bulat, Shad, and Tanya Tagaq. More »

By: James Rettig / September 22, 2014

Inside Win Butler’s POP Vs. Jock III Celebrity Basketball Game And Afterparty

Who says indie rockers can't dominate on the basketball court? At yesterday's POP vs. Jock basketball game, played for the third year in a row at the POP Montreal festival, Arcade Fire's Win Butler and a group of musicians including his bandmate and brother Will, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, and Nikolai Fraiture of The Stroke… More »

By: Greg Bouchard / September 21, 2014

Watch Members Of Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Bon Iver Cover Phil Collins At Pop Vs. Jock

The annual Pop Vs. Jock celebrity basketball game went down today in Montreal as part of Pop Montreal festivities, and as promised, it featured some all-star halftime festivities involving covers of Phil Collins and the White Stripes. Correspondent Greg Bouchard (who also attended Steve Albini's cooking class the other day) passed o… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 20, 2014

Check Out Arcade Fire’s Original Funeral Art And The Story Behind It

We spent the weekend celebrating the 10th anniversary of Arcade Fire's Funeral, and we weren't the only ones. Billboard's tribute included an interview with Tracy Maurice, the artist behind the album's cover art. Maurice -- who also did Neon Bible's cover art and that much-shared Funeral mural in Brooklyn -- shared early draft… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 15, 2014

Funeral Turns 10

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / September 12, 2014

Watch Future Islands Play “Seasons (Waiting On You)” With Arcade Fire’s Win Butler In Montreal

Stereogum readers recently voted Future Islands' arty synthpop burner "Seasons (Waiting On You)" the Song Of The Summer, and it would seem that Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler agrees. Butler, who just got done with a massive tour of his own, showed up to Future Islands' show in Montreal last night, and he… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 3, 2014

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Wolf Parade’s “I’ll Believe in Anything” At Montreal Tour Closer

Arcade Fire played the last show of their 74-date Reflektor tour in their hometown of Montreal. Throughout the tour, the band played over thirty different covers and performed them with people like David Byrne, Marky Ramone, Mavis Staples, and Ian McCulloch. The band's final cover was of Wolf Parade's "I'llMore »

By: James Rettig / August 31, 2014

Members Of Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Bon Iver To Play Basketball For Charity

Win Butler never met a Canadian celebrity basketball game he didn't want to take part in, and next month, he'll share the court with some fellow indie rock heavy hitters at this year's Pop Vs. Jock charity game. The game is an annual part of the Pop Montreal festival, and both Win and Will Butler… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2014

Watch Arcade Fire Perform With Mavis Staples In Chicago

Two nights ago, Arcade Fire played the first night of a two-night stand at Chicago's United Center, and they marked the occasion by covering Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love." Last night, they upped the ante, inviting the Chicago soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples to the stage for a couple of songs during… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2014

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Bo Diddley In Chicago

Bo Diddley was born in Mississippi, but he moved to Chicago as a kid, and he helped define what the sound of Chicago blues could be. Arcade Fire are, of course, on a tour where they're covering a local artist in almost every town they visit, and last night, they played the first night of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2014

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream” With David Byrne In Brooklyn

To cap off their three-night stint in Brooklyn, Arcade Fire brought out a Grandpa Munster-looking David Byrne for a cover of Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream." Byrne has performed live with the band before -- in 2005, he joined them on stage at Irving Plaza to sing the Talking Heads' "This Must Be The Place… More »

By: James Rettig / August 25, 2014

VMAs 2014 Videos, GIFs, Vines, & Winners List

Tonight, MTV's Video Music Awards go down at the Forum in Inglewood, California. This year, the pre-ceremony preparations and parties have been unusually calamitous: Nicki Minaj's backup dancer was bit by an anaconda, Iggy Azalea fell off the stage, and Suge Knight got shot! So we can only hope things go more… More »

By: Stereogum / August 24, 2014

Watch Arcade Fire Cover The Ramones With Marky Ramone In Brooklyn

Arcade Fire is still ignoring our suggestions for who they should cover at their Brooklyn shows this weekend -- on Friday they brought out Buster Poindexter for "Hot Hot Hot" and last night Marky Ramone took the stage. He was on the drums for "I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement" and… More »

By: James Rettig / August 24, 2014

Watch Arcade Fire Cover “Hot Hot Hot” With Buster Poindexter In Brooklyn

On Friday night, Arcade Fire played the first of three shows at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. For the city-appropriate cover song to kick off the encore they took none of Stereogum's suggestions! Instead, after the bobbleheads faked out the crowd with New York Dolls' "Personality Crisis," the band invited that song's singer David Johansen to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 23, 2014
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