Arcade Fire Reviews, Interviews & More

Arcade Fire Asks Fans To 'Relax' About Their Concert Dress Code Request

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One of the things that comes along with “The Artist(s) of Their Generation” for any musical artist or band is an extreme and unfettered sense of nigh-overwhelming pretentiousness, usually made tolerable by the artist or artists amazing songs and records.  Another thing that comes with that title is an extreme amount of scrutiny—everything that the artist or artists say or do is parsed...

Arcade Fire Announces 2014 North American Stadium Tour

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In case you hadn’t noticed, Arcade Fire released a new album last month.  Called Reflektor, the album (the band’s fourth) is a big, sprawling, pretentious mess, as one would expect from Arcade Fire.  Despite those facts (or perhaps, paradoxically, because them) it’s also pretty great.  And now the band has announced nearly 30 dates on a North American tour to...

Arcade Fire's New Album, 'Reflektor,' Is Now Streaming Online

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Arcade Fire’s fourth album, Reflektor, is set for an October 29th release date, and is likely one of the most anticipated rock albums of 2013.  So of course it’s a big deal when Reflektor gets the inevitable “hey, want to stream it online a week before it comes out, since the thing’s going to leak online anyway?” streaming release.

Arcade Fire Reveals 'Reflektor' Tracklisting

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As the countdown until the October 29th release of Arcade Fire’s fourth record, Reflektor, continues to tick away (with the prerequisite viral ads, and even an interactive music video) the band has now released, via Filter’s twitter account, the tracklisting for their highly anticipated new disc.

Arcade Fire Has A New Interactive Video For 'Reflektor'

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Well, Arcade Fire fans, the wait is finally over—Arcade Fire has released a new music video for “Reflektor.”  Well, calling it just a music video clip may be something of an understatement—the “video” for “Reflektor” is less a music video and is much more along the lines of, as The AV Club calls it, an “interactive experience” or some kind of digital art...

Arcade Fire Teases New Album And Title With Viral Ads

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We’ve known for some time now that Arcade Fire—more or less the frontrunners for “band of their generation” status—would be releasing their fourth record on October 29th, following 2004’s Funeral, 2007’s Neon Bible, and 2010’s The Suburbs.  Now, thanks to some viral marketing, we may...

News Roundup: Arcade Fire To Release New Album, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Make...

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Arcade Fire has announced that they'll release a new album later this year. We have more details on the record below. Also, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have made history by being the first band ever to film a music video atop New York's Empire State Building. And, according to Courtney Love, rapper Jay-Z will be using Nirvana's lyrics on his new album. All that and more below.

Arcade Fire Announce New Album

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News that will certainly excite the skinny-jean’d and asymmetrically-coiffed among us came today when Jeremy Gara, drummer for indie rockers extraordinaire Arcade Fire, announced that the Grammy-winning band are working on their highly-anticipated fourth album.  Indie rock fans, begin your fervent gasping now.

VOTD: Arcade Fire, Tom Morello And More Join Bruce Springsteen To Perform...

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Here’s how you know you’re missing out by skipping the South By SouthWest festival this year—on Thursday night, not only did you miss a nearly three hour Bruce Springsteen show, you missed a three hour Bruce Springsteen show that features Arcade Fire, Tom Morello, Alejandro Escovedo, the Low Anthem, Eric Burdon of the Animals, and more joining together to perform...

Outside Lands Music Festival 2011 - Lineup and Ticket News

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Another year - another season, mind - another music festival. When it gets old, you'll be the first to know. It's hard to believe that the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is only three years young, but maybe that's why it's looking so good. The official lineup was announced today and things are ready and rearing to go this August 12-14. Stadium heavyweights Muse and Phish leading the...

Arcade Fire Play in Surprise Show Port-Au-Prince

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The Arcade Fire delivered a surprise show in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti last Tuesday, March 29, according to Spinner. The show had been advertised as "The Grand Return of the World Famous Band from Canada," so savvy music fans may have been able to guess who would be performing--it was either Arcade Fire or Rush, really--but we're sure that they...

Mumford And Sons, Arcade Fire Win Big At The Brit Awards

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Mumford And Sons really shined at the Grammy's Sunday, yes? The Mumford moment kept going this week by taking home the top prize at the 2011 Brit Awards this evening (February 15). The band won the MasterCard British Album Of The Year prize for Sigh No More. Arcade Fire, fresh off their Grammy for Album of the Year, took home two awards...

Kings Of Leon, Arcade Fire And Kanye West Set To Headline Coachella 2011

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Okay, so it's exciting that Kings Of Leon, Arcade Fire and Kanye West have been announced as headliners for Coachella 2011, but the three days in the desert will feature a mighty collection of other, equally, if not more, exciting acts. The Black Keys, Bright Eyes, Erykah Badu, Animal Collective, The National, Duran Duran,...

NATO Shuts Down Arcade Fire Show Due To 'Security Concerns'

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Arcade Fire fans, prepare to shoot the North Atlantic Treaty Organization some serious stinkeye—it turns out that Arcade Fire’s upcoming November 18th show in Lisbon has been cancelled due to what Billboard referenced as “security concerns”  related to a NATO summit set to take place in Lisbon the following 19th and 20th.

Arcade Fire, Colin Stetson: Concert Review and Photos

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Montreal-based mega-band, Arcade Fire, graced the stage in Los Angeles twice this weekend for two completely sold-out shows. Inviting music lovers from the City of Angels to The Shrine, a majestic venue that seemed suitable for their melodramatic, choir-like, dark and rich arrangements, the glory of their brief stint here didn't take off without a few hiccups on Thursday...

Arcade Fire Gets Interactive for We Used to Wait Music Video

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The band Arcade Fire has released a new music video and it's not what you think. It's for the song "We Used to Wait" and it's directed by Chris Milk, who previously helmed Kanye West's "All Falls Down" and Gnarls Barkley's "Gone Daddy Gone." His latest work is interactive, web-based and forces viewers to step out of their comfort zones...

Arcade Fire Has No. 1 Album But Was Amazon's Low Price Fair?

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It's a good week when the #1 album on the charts is by none other than deserving band, Arcade Fire. Eminem came in a close second but The Suburbs is just too hot to be be pushed down right now. Many fans are certainly happy about this as well as other Merge Records artists such as Spoon, who congratulated Arcade Fire via Twitter. Besides the fact...

Review Roundup: Arcade Fire

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Nearly two years ago, the Montreal, Quebec indie rock band Arcade Fire released the phenomenal album Neon Bible and began to top charts internationally as well as collect awards and accolades in their honor. February 2008 marked the end of the Neon Bible tour (a total of 122 shows, 33 festivals, and 75 cities), and the start of new endeavors such as Obama campaign shows,...