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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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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
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…
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…
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 Second…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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"…
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…
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 seem…
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…
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
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…
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…
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.
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),…
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2014 - 9:32 am

Coachella 2014: The 7 Best Things From Sunday

More like guestival amirite? Cameos dominated Coachella all weekend, but Sunday was especially saturated with them. Arcade Fire had Debbie Harry. Motorhead had Slash. Jhene…
Chris DeVille | April 14, 2014 - 8:34 am

Hear Arcade Fire’s Live Cover Of Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass”

It would appear that Arcade Fire's embrace of disco and funk has already gone way beyond their Reflektor album. At a show in Houston last…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2014 - 4:16 pm

Win Butler Discusses How Nirvana Inspired Arcade Fire

Kurt Cobain and Nirvana made a lasting impact on the landscape of music, and that they made the same type of impact on their fans.
Sam Behrens | April 4, 2014 - 12:05 pm
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