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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,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 11, 2014

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"… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 9, 2014

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

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

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 21, 2014

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 ReflektorMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2014

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

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… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 3, 2014

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

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

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 23, 2014

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

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" wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2014

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Has Hilarious Response To Mean Review: “Yeah, I’m A Super-Dork Because I Play With David Bowie”

Arcade Fire's fourth LP was an artistic triumph that came with oversized buzz thanks to a well-constructed marketing campaign. It was one of our favorite albums of 2013. But not everyone loved Reflektor and now frontman Win Butler has responded to one high-profile pan. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 14, 2014

Watch Rainn Wilson Interview Win Butler

The actor Rainn Wilson, whose beard and flannel shirt will never stop him from looking exactly like Dwight Schrute forever, has a web video series called "Metaphysical Milkshake." In the most recent episode, he and Arcade Fire co-leader Win Butler sit in the back of Wilson's van, to have a mostly-serious conversation about Arcade… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 2, 2014

10 Bands Who Banned Photos In 2013

Technological currents have carried us ever closer to cyborg status, our smartphones becoming more and more like permanent extensions of our hands. That includes at concerts, where shooting photo and videos on phones has become so commonplace and so constant that bands felt the need to fight back this year. One of 2013's most prominent… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 26, 2013

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Songs Of 2013

Oh, what a Gummy Awards it's been! As Stereogum and Videogum's readers poll has rolled on, we've seen your picks for 2013's best albums, new bands, music videos, TV shows, movies, and viral videos. Now it's time to conclude the festivities with a rundown of the 10 best song… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 24, 2013

The Year In Unconventional Album Launches, From artRave to Indiegogo To SNL

The literary giant Alexis Krauss said it best: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From big-budget campaigns to no-budget crowdfunding, the haves and have-nots alike made selling albums an art unto itself this year, staving off the format's impending extinction for now and turning music fandom into… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 20, 2013

Arcade Fire Headlining Glastonbury 2014

In a tweet this morning, Arcade Fire revealed a week of European dates that includes a headlining spot at Glastonbury, the grandaddy of British music fests, on 6/27. Also on tap: Rome's Rock In Roma, Verona's Villafranca Di Verona, and a visit to Dublin's Marlay Park. Better start saving up for plane tickets -- or… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 19, 2013
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