Tag Archives: Arcade Fire

Monday Music News

Scottish ambient rockers Mogwai are returning with their first new album since 2001’s awesomely-titled LP Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. The less-amusingly-titled album Rave Tapes will be out January 21st on Sub Pop Records. Hear a track from the upcoming release below. [Stereogum]

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Album Review: Arcade Fire – Reflektor

“Stick with the old stuff, Win.” That’s the advice that Butler gets from Carl the roadie (Rainn Wilson) after playing a bloated, belligerent rendition of Funeral cut “Wake Up” during the fictitious Arcade Fire performance in the Reflektor accompaniment film Here Comes The Night Time. Here, Butler is a shadow of his former self, sportingRead more…

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Arcade Fire LIVE on KEXP Tonight!

Tonight at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET, KEXP presents a live in-studio performance from Arcade Fire! The Montreal, Quebec quintet are releasing their long-awaited fourth album Reflektor tomorrow, Tuesday, October 29th, on Merge Records. Recorded with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, the album finds the band taking an ambitious dance-influenced direction. KEXP’s Music Director DonRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Arctic Monkeys have premiered a video for the track “One for the Road” off their latest album AM, which the KEXP Blog has called a “most interesting step out of their spiky, guitar-laden comfort zone.” Watch the band meander through the cornfields below. [Pitchfork]

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Monday Music News

Kurt Vile‘s latest full-length Wakin on a Pretty Daze is already slated for a deluxe edition, Deluxe Daze (Post Haze), out November 19th on Matador. That’s a lotta daze. This version comes packaged with a new EP, it’s a big world out there (and i am scared), featuring new versions of album tracks, plus aRead more…

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Monday Music News

One voice that has definitely not been heard in the open letter to Miley Cyrus ballgame is Sufjan Stevens — but don’t worry, because he has finally voiced an opinion. His main advice: embrace grammar! Finding delicacy and delight in the present perfect continuous tense, Sufjan encourages the musician to continue her “Present. Perfect. Continuous.Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

You can follow Father John Misty on his recent tour in the whimsically lovely video for “I’m Writing a Novel”. Despite his rampant cynicism, the video catches him off guard in several moments. Both giving and watching performances aboard the SS Coachella, or perhaps playing dress up with french costumes, or even running on theRead more…

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Monday Music News

Arcade Fire has released the new interactive video for “Reflektor”. Like previous videos made with director┬áVincent Morisset, this one pulls you in by asking you to control the reflection and special effects. (Be warned: the video only works with Google Chrome, but is very much worth the effort.) The video centers on a woman whoRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Perhaps you have seen the mysterious graffiti painted on the ground around the city. What looks a bit like random letters in a circle is actually Arcade Fire’s underground press for their upcoming album Reflektor – and today they released another piece of the puzzle. In a short film we see the band mixed withRead more…

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Thursday Music News

North Carolina’s The Avett Brothers have stayed busy since the release of their last album, The Carpenter, 11 months ago. The band is working on their next full length album, Magpie and the Dandelion, due out on October 15th. Listen to the catchy first single, “Another Is Waiting,” a track indicative of a promising newRead more…

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