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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / May 23, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Laura Jane Grace Criticizes Arcade Fire’s Pro-LGBT “We Exist” Video

The video for “We Exist,” a song from Arcade Fire’s Reflektor album, is the band’s attempt at a massive grand-scale pro-LGBT statement. It casts Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield as a transgender woman who, after suffering a hateful beating, hallucinates her way onto the Coachella main stage. But Against Me! leader Laura Jane Grace, a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2014 - 1:54 pm

Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry Announces Solo LP Music For Heart And Breath

Arcade Fire member Richard Reed Parry just announced the release of a new solo album. Titled Music For Heart And Breath, the album features performances that are played in sync with the musicians’ own breathing and heartbeat, according to Parry’s website. The album will feature Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner of the National,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 21, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Arcade Fire – “We Exist” Video (Feat. Andrew Garfield)

Arcade Fire’s “We Exist” is the Reflektor song about a son telling his father that he’s gay, and a few weeks ago, the band posted a teaser for its music video. That teaser featured Andrew Garfield, currently playing Spider-Man in every multiplex in America, dressed in drag during Arcade Fire’s Coachella set. As it tur… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 16, 2014 - 9:32 am

Watch Arcade Fire Cover R.E.M.’s “Radio Free Europe”

During most of the stops on the Reflektor tour, Arcade Fire take some time out of their encore to cover a song from an artist that’s native to whatever state they’re playing. In Ohio, they covered Devo; in Philadelphia, they took on Boyz II Men’s “Motown Philly”; in St. Louis it was Chuck Berry and… More »

By: James Rettig / May 3, 2014 - 1:37 pm

Watch A Teaser For Arcade Fire’s “We Exist” Video Starring Andrew Garfield

During Coachella’s second weekend, Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man) appeared in a dress and wig during Arcade Fire’s performance of “We Exist,” the forthcoming Reflektor single about a son explaining to his father that he’s gay. (Before playing the song Win Butler told the crowd, “The right to marry anyone you want is a human rights issue.”)… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 2, 2014 - 7:49 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Pharrell Play The IHeartRadio Awards

In addition to the debut of that “new” Michael Jackson song, last night’s inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards featured performances by Pitbull, Blake Shelton, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Shakira … wait, don’t close your tab yet: there were also appearances by Kendrick Lamar and Arcade Fire. The whole idea of another televised music awards show –… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 2, 2014 - 10:24 am

Watch Arcade Fire Nod To The Internet With “Get Right” In Columbus

Arcade Fire brought their Reflektor roadshow to my city last night. Presumably in honor of Columbus’ derogatory “Cowtown” nickname, Win Butler wore a cow-print sport coat (not pictured). For their local cover of the night, they dusted off their take on Devo’s “Uncontrollable Urge,” and although the Akron-Kent area that spawned Devo is a good… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 30, 2014 - 10:05 am

Hear Arcade Fire’s Live Reflektor Outtake “Get Right”

Before Arcade Fire released their Reflektor album last year, they aired a TV commercial that had a short clip of a song that didn’t end up on the final version of the album. Now, a muddy bootleg live version of the track, which may or may not be called “Get Right,” has made its way… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 29, 2014 - 3:53 pm

Watch A Behind-The-Scenes Video Of Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Tour

Arcade Fire have been moving along on their massive tour with almost every night providing a new surprise, the most recent being a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Roll Over Beethoven.” Now you can watch a short behind-the-scene documentary of the tour that Will Butler describes as being like a tightrope act “and the tightrope walker… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 28, 2014 - 5:51 pm

Arcade Fire, Jay Z, Pharrell, De La Soul Win Webby Awards

The results of the 18th annual Webby Awards are in, selected by an International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) panel including Ariana Huffington, Kevin Spacey, and Tumblr founder David Karp. Among the internet awards ceremony’s musical honorees are Arcade Fire, Jay Z, Pharrell, Beyoncé, and Bob Dylan. De La Soul (pictured) was named… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 28, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Chuck Berry, Mock Deadmau5 In St. Louis

Arcade Fire, on their current tour, are starting to adapt the practice of playing locally significant covers in different towns (see: “Dust In The Wind” in Kansas City), and St. Louis is the home to rock and roll originator Chuck Berry. So it’s only right that the band played a Berry song — a honking,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 28, 2014 - 10:34 am

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Kansas’ “Dust In The Wind” In Kansas City

Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Tour rolled into the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City last night where the band performed a cover of Kansas’ “Dust In The Wind” during its encore. Will Butler let the dramatic serenade of the bobbleheads until Win cut him off: “Guys, that was really beautiful, but that’s a Kansas song and we’re… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 27, 2014 - 10:01 am

Deadmau5 Takes Issue With Arcade Fire’s EDM Jabs, Fires Shots On Twitter

Arcade Fire have been pretty grumpy about dance music lately, which has led to the extremely popular DJ Deadmau5 lashing out on Twitter. This seems to be a response to something started a few weeks ago during the Arcade Fire’s headlining set at the first week of Coachella, when Win Butler shouted out “to allMore »

By: Miles Bowe / April 23, 2014 - 6:48 pm

Watch Beck Cover Arcade Fire’s “Rebellion (Lies)” At Coachella

At the end of this past weekend’s Coachella, Beck joined headliners Arcade Fire onstage to cover Prince’s “Controversy.” But that wasn’t the only time Beck nodded to Arcade Fire during the weekend. During his own set on Sunday night, Beck played a quick acoustic cover of Arcade Fire’s classic “Rebellion (Lies),” telling a quick story… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2014 - 9:41 am

Aaron Paul Traded Pizza For Tickets To Arcade Fire’s Roxy Show Last Night

Breaking Bad alum Aaron Paul was last seen dancing on stage in a giant Pope mask during Arcade Fire’s first-weekend Coachella set after soliciting a sponsor to pay him for attending the fest. Paul’s adventures with Arcade Fire continued at last night’s secret show in LA. Yesterday afternoon Paul tweeted the band an offer to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 22, 2014 - 1:19 pm

Arcade Fire Are Playing The Roxy Tonight

After two weekends at Coachella where they brought out some special guests and messed with their audience, Arcade Fire are heading to Los Angeles for a secret show tonight at The Roxy. In a Facebook post that has since been deleted (but was recorded by Spin), the band announced the show: “We’re playing a small… More »

By: James Rettig / April 21, 2014 - 2:52 pm

Arcade Fire Close Out Coachella With Fake Daft Punk, Real Beck

Last night, Arcade Fire headlined the last night of this year’s second Coachella weekend. The previous week, they’d brought Debbie Harry to the stage and covered Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass,” and their stage show also included Aaron Paul in a pope costume. But on the second weekend, Arcade Fire did something considerably more curious. Every… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 21, 2014 - 9:16 am

Aaron Paul Ended Up At Coachella After All — He Was The Pope Onstage With Arcade Fire

Last week we heard about Aaron Paul’s quest to get paid by some corporate sponsor for attending Coachella just like Lea Michele and Vanessa Hudgens. Looks like Paul, who is a huge festival fan and met his wife at a past Coachella, ended up at last weekend’s festivities after all. As CoS points out, Scott… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 16, 2014 - 2:26 pm

Watch Arcade Fire’s Full Coachella Set Featuring Debbie Harry

Last night, Arcade Fire headlined the final night of this year’s first Coachella weekend, and by most accounts (including that of our own Chris DeVille), they stepped the fuck up. The band recently covered Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass” live, and they did it again last night, with the important caveat that they brought Blondie leader… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 14, 2014 - 9:32 am
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