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Win Butler Releases Charity Coffee

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler has joined his friend and collaborator James Murphy among the growing ranks of rock stars with their own signature coffee. Butler partnered with La Colombe Coffee to create RaRa, a specialty coffee grown in Haiti and roasted in Philadelphia. It's available for pre-order here, where you can also find many… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 12, 2014 - 10:32 am

2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here. // The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominations one-by-one this morning on CBS This Morning. Irritatingly, we won't learn the nominees for the most important award, Album Of The Year, until tonight; the Academy is announcing them as part of tonight's AMore »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014 - 9:02 am

Will Butler – “Take My Side”

This morning we saw Will Butler's spazzy trailer for debut solo album Policy, and now the Arcade Fire member has shared that project's lead single. It's called "Take My Side," and it's a jumpy, wiry rock 'n' roll track that fits in better with the Merge Records aesthetic than Arcade Fire's own music does (see:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 24, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Watch Will Butler’s ADD Trailer For His Solo Album Policy

Two weeks ago, Arcade Fire member Will Butler played a bunch of new solo songs at a secret Brooklyn show. Last week, he announced the coming release of his new solo album Policy. And today, he's shared a trailer for the album, one that includes short clips of a bunch of new songs. The cli… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 24, 2014 - 9:27 am

Watch Arcade Fire’s Win Butler & Regine Chassagne Cover Talking Heads’ “Slippery People” With Mavis Staples

Last night, Mavis Staples threw a star-studded tribute concert in Chicago for her 75th birthday. Celebrity guests and performers were abundant, including Jeff Tweedy, Gregg Allman, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, and Bonnie Raitt. Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Regine Chassagne were also there and came out to perform a cover of the Talking Heads' "Slippery… More »

By: James Rettig / November 20, 2014 - 7:02 pm

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Announces Debut Solo Album Policy

For a little while, we've known that Arcade Fire member Will Butler was at work on his first-ever solo album. Last week, we posted video of him playing a few promising solo songs at a secret show in Brooklyn. And now, we know a few details about the album. As Pitchfork points out, it's called… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2014 - 2:44 pm

Hear Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara & Richard Reed Parry On Damian Abraham’s Podcast

Fucked Up's Damian Abraham has released his second installment of Turned Out A Punk, the podcast in which he talks with fellow punk-enthusiasts. This week he sat down with Arcade Fire's Jeremy Gara and Richard Reed Parry to talk about growing up listening to punk, shows they've loved, and secret crushes on Paul Rudd. The… More »

By: Maggie Stamets / November 19, 2014 - 12:32 pm

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 footage… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2014 - 8:36 am

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 Beat… More »

By: James Rettig / October 31, 2014 - 6:45 pm

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 his first… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 31, 2014 - 3:11 pm

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 - 4:03 pm

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 - 3:06 pm

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 - 10:48 pm

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. The… More »

By: James Rettig / September 22, 2014 - 7:54 pm

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 - 8:30 am

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 on some footage. Bouchard… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 20, 2014 - 6:38 pm

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 drafts of the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 15, 2014 - 11:16 am

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 - 11:03 am

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 made a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 3, 2014 - 9:35 am

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'll Believe In Anything" from their… More »

By: James Rettig / August 31, 2014 - 10:40 am
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