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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 Arcade Fire Mime Loverboy’s “Working For The Weekend” & Cover Feist’s “I Feel It All” In Calgary

On their most recent tour, Arcade Fire have been covering some locally significant song in just about every city they visit; it's how they ended…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2014 - 9:16 am

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Huey Lewis’ Back To The Future Song “Back In Time”

That zany bunch the Arcade Fire are back with yet another locally relevant cover. Last night they were in Edmonton, birthplace of Michael J. Fox,…
Chris DeVille | August 12, 2014 - 1:58 pm

Arcade Fire – “Afterlife (Flume Remix)”

Flume is an Australian dance-pop producer and a festival lineup fixture, and now he's put together a remix of "Afterlife," the single from Arcade Fire's…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Pay Tribute To Nirvana At Washington Show

There are too many Arcade Fire covers to list here anymore, but if you haven't heard by now that the band is covering a song…
James Rettig | August 10, 2014 - 5:42 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Dead Kennedys’ “California Über Alles” In Santa Barbara

Arcade Fire's latest localized tribute cover went down last night at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Dead Kennedys' "California Über Alles" was the song of choice,…
Chris DeVille | August 5, 2014 - 1:56 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Beverly Hills Cop Theme “Axel F” In L.A.

As the Reflektor Tour continues to snake around North America, Arcade Fire have been paying tribute to bands from the cities in which they're playing.
Scott Lapatine | August 3, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Jane’s Addiction’s “Been Caught Stealing” While Stealing Front Row Fans’ Cellphones

As part of Arcade Fire's mission to cover local artists at every concert, the band performed Jane Addiction's "Been Caught Stealing" and a little bit…
James Rettig | August 2, 2014 - 12:38 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Hey Tonight,” Help Fan Propose Marriage In Mountain View

Throughout Arcade Fire's Reflektor tour, they've performed a locally relevant cover during the encore. For their visit to the Bay Area's Shoreline Amphitheatre, that meant…
Chris DeVille | July 31, 2014 - 10:35 am

Alt-Country Con Man Gets 4 Years In Prison For Bilking Investors With Fake Album Feat. Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Pearl Jam

According to Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Portland musician Kasey Anderson has been sentenced to four years in prison after defrauding investors out of almost $600,000 by promising…
James Rettig | July 26, 2014 - 12:08 pm

Thank Arcade Fire For The Unicorns Reunion

Arcade Fire have been so big for so long that it's easy to forget they emerged from the same Montreal underground scene as long-dormant indie-pop…
Chris DeVille | July 25, 2014 - 1:52 pm

Polaris Shortlist 2014: Arcade Fire, Mac DeMarco, Drake

The Polaris Music Prize is one of the only music awards that tends to get it right. The award is given out annually to what…
Miles Bowe | July 15, 2014 - 11:52 am

Watch Glastonbury 2014 Performances From Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Jack White, Disclosure, Haim, & More

Glastonbury, the world's biggest and wettest music festival, is going down this weekend and despite what M.I.A. claims the BBC has been broadcasting bits of…
Scott Lapatine | June 28, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Photos: NorthSide Festival (Denmark) 2014

The 2014 iteration of the Danish music festival NorthSide took place this past weekend and hosted a large number of exciting bands. There were the…
Miles Bowe | June 20, 2014 - 1:19 pm

The Unicorns Announce Reunion Shows Opening For Arcade Fire

Spazzed-out Montreal indie greats the Unicorns, who broke up in 2004, hinted at a possible reunion earlier this year, but when we reported it, frontman…
Tom Breihan | June 12, 2014 - 11:56 am

Hear Arcade Fire Cover The Smiths’ “London” In London

Last night Arcade Fire covered Echo And The Bunnymen at London's Earls Court. Tonight they played another show at the venue, and debuted another cover…
Scott Lapatine | June 7, 2014 - 7:05 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Echo And The Bunnymen With Ian McCulloch In London

Continuing their Reflektor tour tradition of covering songs in locations they're most relevant, Arcade Fire brought out special guest Ian McCulloch to perform a cover…
James Rettig | June 7, 2014 - 10:47 am

Watch Arcade Fire Perform “We Exist” On Jools Holland

Arcade Fire came back to Later... With Jools Holland on Friday night following their performance of "You Already Know" and "Normal Person" earlier in the…
James Rettig | June 1, 2014 - 5:23 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Play “You Already Know” And “Normal Person” On Jools Holland

On the most recent episode of the BBC show Later... With Jools Holland, Arcade Fire brought the recent theatrical version of their live show, playing…
Tom Breihan | May 28, 2014 - 10:55 am

Laura Jane Grace Responds To Arcade Fire’s Defense Of “We Exist” Video

When Arcade Fire cast Amazing Spinder-Man star Andrew Garfield as a transgender woman in their "We Exist" video, they started a conversation about trans representation…
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2014 - 10:29 am
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