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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 his… 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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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

Watch Julian Casablancas Crash Arcade Fire’s Lollapalooza Argentina Set

Lollapalooza Argentina went down this past weekend, and we're just now getting our first reports of rock-star hijinks. Arcade Fire experienced their second heinous act…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2014 - 9:15 am

Arcade Fire, Tegan And Sara Win 2014 Juno Awards

Last night, the Junos, Canada’s fiercely national answer to the Grammys, held its 43rd annual awards ceremony. Arcade Fire weren’t there because they were performing…
Tom Breihan | March 31, 2014 - 10:02 am

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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
Miles Bowe | February 4, 2014 - 2:39 pm
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