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.

Dan Deacon to support Arcade Fire in upcoming tour. The tour starts 3/6 in Louisville, KY at the KFC! YUM Center. Dan Deacon's America is now out on Domino.

Dan Deacon to support Arcade Fire on tour

Dan Deacon is set to support Arcade Fire on their upcoming arena tour for their latest release, Reflektor. In addition to the support dates, Deacon will perform solo headlining shows and festivals later this spring. All dates are below. He is currently in the studio recording,

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Primavera Sound Festival 2014 Reveals Full and final Line Up. Taking place in Barcelona on the multiple stages of the Parc del Fòrum from 29th to 31st May.

Primavera Sound 2014 Reveals Full Line Up

Primavera Sound has just revealed the full line up of its fourteenth edition, distributed from Monday 26th May to Sunday 1st June, through their film “Line-Up”, that has just been released in cinemas and on Internet,

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"Reflektor' by' Arcade Fire' reviewed by Northern Transmissions. "Reflektor" is out October 28th on Merge/Universal

Review Of The Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor”

Reflektor is Arcade Fire’s fourth studio album. At this point, the group needs no introduction: they’re the biggest rock band in the world, have shared the stage with U2, and won a Grammy for Album Of The Year. These milestones are worth mentioning for two reasons:

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