A combination of indie rock muscle and theatrical, unapologetic bombast turned Arcade Fire into indie royalty in the early 2000s. Originally comprised of Régine Chassagne, Richard Parry, Tim Kingsbury, and brothers William and Win Butler, the group formed during the summer of 2003, after Win spotted Chassagne singing jazz standards at a Montreal art exhibit. The grandson of famed swing-era bandleader Alvino Rey, Win was quickly charmed by Chassagne’s performance, leading the two to launch a songwriting partnership. Romance followed shortly thereafter, and the duo expanded its sound by gathering Parry on organ, Kingsbury on bass, and Win Butler’s younger brother, William, on synthesizer and percussion. Drawing from the bandmates’ varied influences, Arcade Fire began mining an eclectic mix of bossa nova, punk, French chanson, and classically tinged pop music, referencing everything from U2’s passion to David Bowie’s eclecticism in the process.

The Unicorns Share "Let Me Sleep," from Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? Digital Reissue, out on 8/26, NYC Shows w/ Arcade Fire Kick Off This Friday

The Unicorns Share “Let Me Sleep,”

Cult favorites The Unicorns will join Arcade Fire at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center thisFriday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 24th. Other openers include Dan Deacon (each night) and Television on the tour’s final night at Barclays. The Unicorns hit the:

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Arcade Fire release new video for "Reflektor"

Arcade Fire Finally Release Reflektor Video

Arcade Fire release new video for the single “Reflektor” off their forthcoming album “Reflektor”. The single features a brief vocal track from David Bowie and James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem on sax. The album comes out October 29th on merge Records.

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