Tag Archives: Arcade Fire

Friday Music News

With their documentary The Reflektor Tapes now in theaters, Canadian sextet Arcade Fire are re-releasing the 2013 album in question as a special deluxe version with six previously-unreleased tracks, five new and one remix. On October 16th, the six songs will be released on cassette tape, but ’til then, you can stream them online below:Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Arcade Fire’s The Reflektor Tapes 9/23

This Wednesday, September 23rd, don’t miss the one-night-only worldwide screening debut of the Arcade Fire documentary, The Reflektor Tapes, at SIFF Cinema Egyptian. The screening will feature 20 minutes of exclusive unseen footage, filmed only for cinema audiences. Directed by Kahil Joseph, The Reflektor Tapes chronicles the creation of the band’s 2013 LP, Reflektor. (NotRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

We haven’t heard much from Shabazz Places this year. Thankfully, Seattle’s own hip-hop outfit have returned with a contribution to Adult Swim’s summer singles series. “The Mystery of Lonnie Don” is a fuzzy and haunting track that’s worth the wait, listen below. Here’s hoping we hear more from them soon. [CoS]

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 2: Will Butler

Will Butler, best known as a core member of Arcade Fire, opened up the second day of Sasquatch on the main stage with a fun set of driving rock. Butler is a multi-instrumentalist, and seems equally confident on guitar, keys, or just playing the front man and singing. Indeed, his dynamic stage presence is a bigRead more…

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Video Roundup: World Autism Awareness Day

For once, you’ll feel good about feeling blue: today is the 8th Annual World Autism Awareness Day, and to help spread awareness, the community is encouraged to “Light It Up Blue.” Buildings from the Empire State Building, The Great Pyramid in Egypt, Niagara Falls, and, in Seattle, the Space Needle and Seattle Pacific University willRead more…

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Album Review: Will Butler – Policy

If you call yourself an Arcade Fire fan and have seen the band at least once in the live setting, there’s a good chance that you need absolutely no introduction to Will Butler. When Arcade Fire skyrocketed to the moon amongst the Reflektor hype of 2013, it was clear that the one facet of theirRead more…

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Monday Music News

NPR Music is currently streaming the forthcoming release from local ladies THEESatisfaction. Get a sneak peek at the album EarthEE here, out February 24th via Sub Pop Records. The album features guest appearances from labelmates Shabazz Palaces, as well as Meshell Ndegeocello. Be sure to tune in to KEXP on Monday, February 23rd for aRead more…

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Video Roundup: The King & the Thin White Duke

In a surprising bit of serendipity, two members of musical royalty share a birthday today: Elvis Presley (1935) and David Bowie (1947). The shared date of birth is not lost on the musicians: Bowie wrote his 1975 hit “Golden Years” for Elvis, who turned it down. UK comedian/impersonator Stevie Riks put together this imagined collaboration:Read more…

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Friday Music News

Happy Halloween, everyone! In the spirit of scaring, Arcade Fire has shared a 20-minute horror film called Festi, which takes place during their 2011 tour. As they celebrate lead singer Win Butler’s birthday, the band deals with the frightening curse of the infamous 27 Club. An entire slew of celebrities make appearances, including The National,Read more…

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Friday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley Cold War Kids have announced the October 27 release of their upcoming fifth studio album Hold My Home. This is the band’s album and was produced by Matt & Kim producer Lars Volta. They’ve also shared the album track “First,” which features all the elements of a great,Read more…

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