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Arcade Fire Seek Bobblehead Stolen In Bridgeport

One of the oversized papier mâché masks that Arcade Fire have been using on tour was stolen after a show in Bridgeport, CT last week. The bobbleheads have been a staple in the band’s live shows this year and were seen in the “Reflektor” video. The thief is presumably still at large and you ca… More »

By: James Rettig / March 24, 2014 - 11:33 am

Here’s How Fans Dressed Up For Arcade Fire In Philadelphia

Last fall, Arcade Fire caused a stir when they included a note on Ticketmaster requesting that fans wear formal attire or costume to their upcoming concerts. While their small warm-up shows in Montreal and Brooklyn featured this mandatory dress code, the band clarified that anyone upset about it should relax, because dressing up for the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 18, 2014 - 1:28 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Boyz II Men’s “Motownphilly” In Philadelphia

Are Arcade Fire going to cover a region-specific song in every city they visit on tour? Is this going to be like Taylor Swift bringing out guest singers at every show? Because if so, that’s awesome. The band already covered the Constantines when they played Toronto last week, and when they visited Philadelphia last night,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2014 - 8:57 am

Watch Win Butler In A Three-Point Shootout Against Toronto Raptor Amir Johnson

Arcade Fire were just in Toronto for a live show where they brought out a fake Rob Ford. And while there, co-leader Win Butler, a serious basketball head, taped a goofy segment for Off The Record, a show on the Canadian sports network TSN. During the segment, Butler, wearing a Public Enemy baseball jersey, get… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Constantines, Bring Out Fake Rob Ford In Toronto

Arcade Fire’s string of geographically appropriate covers continued last night in Toronto, where they covered “Young Lions” by the rugged, recently reunited Toronto post-punk masters the Constantines. (They previously covered Prince in Minneapolis and Stevie Wonder in Detroit.) Win Butler also loaded up another disgraced local politician on his video mask as in Detroit; thi… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 14, 2014 - 2:57 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Stevie Wonder’s “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” In Detroit

Arcade Fire have made a habit in these early days of their massive Reflektor tour to cover a different classic at each show. First there was a cover of “The Last Time” by the Rolling Stones in Louisville, and then video of Prince’s Controversy” in Minneapolis. Last night in Detroit the band performed Stevie Wonder’… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 12, 2014 - 10:24 am

Watch Neil Young’s PonoMusic Kickstarter Video With Arcade Fire, Beck, Jack White, & Many More

Yesterday we heard about the impending launch of Neil Young’s PonoMusic through Kickstarter. Now the Kickstarter is live with a promo video featuring a dumbfounding parade of musical luminaries singing Pono’s praises. Watch Arcade Fire, Jack White, Beck, Eddie Vedder, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Foo Fighters, Sting, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Mike D,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 11, 2014 - 5:07 pm

Hear Arcade Fire Cover Prince’s “Controversy” In Minneapolis

In a nod to Minneapolis, where they played the second night of their U.S. tour earlier tonight, Arcade Fire kicked off their encore with a cover of Prince’s “Controversy.” The song was actually on the setlist for the tour opener in Louisville Thursday night, but they ended up playing the Stones’ “The Last Time” instead. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 9, 2014 - 1:33 am

Watch Karen O & Ezra Koenig, Pharrell, U2 Perform At The Oscars

This year’s Academy Awards ceremony is unusually relevant to us Stereogum types: Not only is the Arcade Fire up for Best Score (for the Her score, composed by Will Butler and Owen Pallett), but Pharrell, Karen O, and U2 are in contention for Best Song (for, respectively: “Happy” from Despicable Me 2; “The Moon Song”… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 2, 2014 - 9:11 pm

Photos: Arcade Fire @ Carnival In Jacmel, Haiti 2/21/14

Arcade Fire have a long history with Haiti: Co-leader Régine Chassagne’s parents immigrated from there to Quebec in the 1960s; the band have raised a lot of money for the country in the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake; and most of Reflektor was recorded in and inspired by the country. Over the weekend, the… More »

By: Stereogum / February 24, 2014 - 2:18 pm

Watch Arcade Fire On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon’s first week as host of The Tonight Show has been stacked with stars of the rock (U2), pop (Lady Gaga), and country (Tim McGraw) variety. And although some might say they’re “punching above their weight,” Arcade Fire — the festival-headlining possessors of two #1 albums and one Grammy for Album Of The Year… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 21, 2014 - 7:43 am

Watch An Interview With Régine Chassagne About Haiti In Advance Of Arcade Fire’s Carnival Show

Arcade Fire co-leader Régine Chassagne has family roots in Haiti; both of her parents emigrated to Canada from the country. And the band has a lot of history with the impoverished nation; they’ve raised a ton of money for earthquake relief, and they’ve also played shows and recorded much of their 2013 album Reflektor there. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2014 - 9:17 am

U2, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake Booked For Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon‘s First Week

We, as a society, have finally shaken off the grim specter of Jay Leno, who hosted his last Tonight Show last week. Jimmy Fallon will take over the institution and move it back to its original home in New York next week, and The Hollywood Reporter has just pointed out the ridiculously stacked first-week guest… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2014 - 12:58 pm

Arcade Fire Lead 2014 Juno Award Nominations

This year’s nominees for the Juno Awards (aka the Canadian Grammys) find Arcade Fire up for Best Group, Best Single (“Reflektor”), Best Album, Fan’s Choice, Best Alternative Album, and Best Songwriters. Serena Ryder and Michael Bublé are each up for five trophies, and Céline Dion, Drake, Hedley, and Tegan and Sara are each up for… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 4, 2014 - 2:39 pm

Watch Win Butler And Pearl Jam Cover “Rockin’ In The Free World” In Australia

Last year, Blur dropped out of Australia’s Big Day Out Festival, allegedly due to some unresolved issue with their set time; they were said to have made unreasonable demands about playing in between co-headliners Arcade Fire and Pearl Jam. Alas, we’ll never know if Damon Albarn would have joined Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler and… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 3, 2014 - 11:11 am

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of January 2014: Girls, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, & More

January has a bad reputation. Over the years, the pattern in which studios distribute their films has ossified, so that we automatically expect most “serious” Oscar contenders to be crammed in together towards the end of the year. This leaves January as the assumed garbage dump, the month-long wasteland where studios offload the projects they… More »

By: Ryan Leas / January 31, 2014 - 5:10 pm

Watch Arcade Fire’s Unplugged Triple J Session

Arcade Fire is among the “sunburned but beautiful” people of Australia for the Big Day Out Festival right now, so they stopped by Triple J to perform acoustic versions of Reflektor rockers “Normal Person” and “Joan Of Arc” plus Neon Bible closer “My Body Is A Cage.” All the songs sound rad in the format,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 30, 2014 - 10:52 am

Stream Arcade Fire’s Her Score

Owen Pallett and Will Butler’s score for Spike Jonze’s Best Picture Oscar contender Her — performed by Arcade Fire — was nominated for an Academy Award in its own right for Best Original Score; Jonze and Karen O’s song from the film, “The Moon Song,” also nabbed a Best Original Song nod, so well done… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 23, 2014 - 9:47 am

Watch Arcade Fire Cover INXS’ “Devil Inside,” Hear “Reflektor” Mashed With “Need You Tonight”

Arcade Fire are currently in Australia for a series of shows around the Big Day Out Festival, and at Sidney Myer Music Bowl earlier tonight the band covered “Devil Inside” from Aussie superstars INXS. (Good timing: today is the late Michael Hutchence’s birthday.) The song came before a performance of “Here Comes The Night Time”… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 22, 2014 - 6:45 pm

Karen O, U2, Will Butler, Owen Pallett, Pharrell Nominated For Oscars

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences just announced this year’s Oscar nominations, and amidst the big categories and the surprises (Philomena for Best Picture?), Chris Hemsworth read the nominations for Best Original Song. One of those nominees was Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader Karen O, whose solo track “The Moon Song” was one of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2014 - 9:05 am
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