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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 his… 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 Win Butler Score In The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Win Butler played in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game last night, alongside Common, Kevin Hart, Sarah Silverman, Nick Cannon, and a few other celebrities. The…
James Rettig | February 14, 2015 - 9:33 am

Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Jack White, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple Among The Guests For SNL’s Huge 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live will celebrate its 40th anniversary this Sunday night, and the list of musical guest stars is absolutely insane. The special will take…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 13, 2015 - 5:26 pm

Win Butler To Make Coffee In NYC Café On Valentine’s Day

Win Butler will be serving up his new signature coffee on Valentine's Day at a café in New York City. Last year, the Arcade Fire…
James Rettig | February 12, 2015 - 10:43 pm

Win Butler Confirmed For NBA Celebrity All-Star Game

Earlier this week, we learned that Arcade Fire co-leader Win Butler, a big basketball fan who reportedly plays a lot of ball on the road,…
Tom Breihan | February 5, 2015 - 10:39 am

Win Butler Rumored For NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler is a basketball fiend and a friend of San Antonio Spurs three-point specialist Matt Bonner. He plays basketball on the…
Tom Breihan | February 2, 2015 - 9:27 am

Will Butler – “Anna” Video

Arcade Fire member Will Butler's solo record Policy is shaping up to be mighty intriguing. Lead single "Take My Side" was a wiry blast of…
Chris DeVille | January 28, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Will Butler – “Christmas 2014″

Arcade Fire's Will Butler shared an original Christmas track yesterday called "Christmas 2014" to celebrate the holiday season. It's a sparse and simple two-minute-long piano…
James Rettig | December 26, 2014 - 9:07 am

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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
James Rettig | September 22, 2014 - 10:48 pm
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