The esteemed Primavera Sound festival, held in Barcelona, Spain, announced an exceptional lineup for 2017 today. Held from May 31-June 4 at the Parc…Read More
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.
This year marked WayHome Music and Arts Festival second annual return to the rural township of Oro-Medonte, in Southern Ontario. Hosted within the sprawling,…Read More
Arcade Fire’s first feature film, The Reflektor Tapes, has been confirmed for inclusion in the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, which commences September 10th….Read More
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:Read More
2013 was a great year in music. So many great albums to choose from! Coming up with only ten picks was nearly impossible. I…Read More
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.Read More
Arcade Fire has reportedly been working with former LCD Soundsystem maestro James Murphy on their fourth album.
Now, according to a tweet by Murphy’s DFA Studio in New York (which was promptly retweeted by the band)Read More