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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 - 5:08 pm

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 Fire… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 2, 2014 - 10:07 am

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 - 9:46 am

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 songs of 2013 as voted by you. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 24, 2013 - 9:43 am

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 an exceptionally… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 20, 2013 - 10:21 am

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 - 12:16 pm

Trent Reznor, Wayne Coyne Throw Shade At Arcade Fire

In a new guest column for The Hollywood Reporter, Nine Inch Nails leader Trent Reznor has some very nice things to say about David Bowie, his old tourmate and collaborator, and about Bowie’s unexpected 2013 comeback album The Next Day: “I’m still unraveling the riddle that he presented. I’m still getting new meanings out of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2013 - 9:13 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2013

We’re in the thick of results season for Stereogum and Videogum’s annual readers poll, the Gummy Awards. Your favorite albums and new artists of 2013 have already been revealed; now it’s time to spotlight the videos closest to your hearts. It’s a countdown heavy on superstars, whether by superstars you mean yesterday’s rock ‘n’ roll… More »

By: Stereogum / December 18, 2013 - 4:08 pm

Watch Arcade Fire In Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Happy Holidays Edition

Zach Galifianakis has just posted a new “happy holidays edition” of his punishingly awkward web series Between Two Ferns, and this one has Tobey Maguire, a sweat-suited Samuel L. Jackson, and musical guests Arcade Fire, who sing “The Little Drummer Boy.” Also, there are ornaments on the ferns. If you’ve seen any of this show… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2013 - 10:57 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we’re rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum’s annual readers’ poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013’s best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we’re revealing… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013

Determining the year’s best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal way to sum up a year in music. It is a process of appreciating the trees in a forest so sprawling it can never be mapped out entirely, celebrating the… More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2013 - 1:09 pm

Noel Gallagher Slams Reflektor, Praises Yeezus In 2013 Recap

Here’s how former Oasis co-leader Noel Gallagher describes his own personal 2013: “Fucking had a shit year. All I’ve done is sit around the house and become a fucking hypochondriac. Dog-shit year. Can’t wait until it’s over.” But Gallagher also has something to say about the year in music, and he’s said them in similarly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2013 - 12:39 pm

Arcade Fire Announce More Tour Dates

Arcade Fire are going to spend a good chunk of next year touring North American arenas in support of their new album Reflektor, and as you can imagine, people are amped to see them, dress codes be damned. (Or maybe people are amped to dress up, too.) In response to demand, the group has just… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 4, 2013 - 9:02 am

The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop’s Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year’s big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno Mar… More »

By: Stereogum / December 3, 2013 - 10:58 am

Watch Arcade Fire Play The Graham Norton Show

Following TV appearances in Germany and France earlier this month, Arcade Fire spent Thanksgiving performing their current single “Afterlife” on the UK’s Graham Norton Show. The band appeared in disco lights, accompanied by some skeletons. Watch below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 30, 2013 - 1:21 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I was embarrassingly excited for it, and it took until near the end of Kanye West’s “Bound 2” video for me to contemplate the possibility that it sucks. But yes, I’m pretty sure it sucks. There’s some definite trolling involved, what with the sweeping Hallmark-card opening and the deranged mean-mugging and the beyond-obvious greenscreening. But… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 22, 2013 - 11:50 am

Watch Arcade Fire Play Three Songs On French TV

Arcade Fire stopped by a German TV show the other day and now they’ve moved over to France to do another appearance. Performing on Le Grand Journal they played “Reflektor,” Afterlife,” and “Joan Of Arc.” Watch all the videos below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 21, 2013 - 6:09 pm

Arcade Fire – “Afterlife” Video

The members of Arcade Fire don’t appear in their brand-new video for the powerful Reflektor track “Afterlife,” and nobody in the clip adheres to the band’s live-show dress code. Instead, the great music-video director Emily Kai Bock starts things off with a tense Spanish dinner-table conversation, then goes deep into the dreams and longings of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 21, 2013 - 11:35 am

Stream Arcade Fire’s BBC Radio 1 Session

Reflektor had such an insane marketing campaign driving it that hearing Régine Chassagne and Win Butler do some good old-fashioned radio promo is kind of refreshing. The band played a live session for BBC Radio 1, and their set included “Reflektor,” “Afterlife,” and “Normal Person.” Zane Lowe chatted with Butler and Chassagne throughout the segment… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 19, 2013 - 5:17 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Play German TV

After an elaborate buzz building campaign, Reflektor is now out, and rcade Fire are doing the pretty normal thing a band does next — playing musical guest spots on TV shows. They showed up on the German television show Circus Halligalli yesterday to play through “Afterlife,” one of our favorite songs off the new album. More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 19, 2013 - 10:51 am
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