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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’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
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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
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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 involve…
Chris DeVille | October 31, 2014 - 3:11 pm
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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 o…
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
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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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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…
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…
Greg Bouchard | September 21, 2014 - 8:30 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | September 20, 2014 - 6:38 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | September 15, 2014 - 11:16 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…
Tom Breihan | September 3, 2014 - 9:35 am
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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…
James Rettig | August 31, 2014 - 10:40 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2014 - 1:54 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2014 - 9:11 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2014 - 9:04 am

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."…
James Rettig | August 25, 2014 - 1:36 am
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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
Stereogum | August 24, 2014 - 8:34 pm
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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…
James Rettig | August 24, 2014 - 2:28 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | August 23, 2014 - 2:15 am
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