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Arcade Fire Release Five New Songs

posted by Oscar September 25, 2015

Arcade Fire Reflektor Tapes

Canada’s greatest band Arcade Fire today released a deluxe reissue of their last album Reflektor and with it comes five new songs.

The new tracks are “Apocrypha,” “Women of a Certain Age,” “Soft Power,” “Get Right,” and “Crucified Again.” Joining these is a remix by reggae musician Dennis Bovell of “Flashbulb Eyes.” All six unreleased tracks will be included on a cassette-only release called The Reflektor Tapes, which will be available on October 16th.

Stream the new Deluxe Edition of Reflektor below. Continue Reading

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Video: Arcade Fire “Been Caught Stealing/Welcome To The Jungle/Here Comes the Night Time” Live

posted by Oscar August 3, 2014

Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Tour has been filled with all sorts of interesting covers of hits spanning many different generations and the latest took place at the Forum out in LA, and it was a mini rendition of the intros to Jane’s Addiction’s “Been Caught Stealing” and Guns N’ Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle” before going their own track, “Here Comes the Night Time.” Check it out above.

(Stereogum)

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Video: Behind The Scenes at Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor Tour’

posted by Oscar April 28, 2014

Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Tour is, without a doubt, one of the most-talked about live shows in the world as it’s slowly but surely demonstrated the Canadian band has become one of the most important acts making music today. Vevo has put together a behind the scenes look at the tour for the latest edition of their Vevo Tour Exposed series. Bobbleheads, Reflektor suits, mariachis, fan costumes and everything in between make the cut here.

Band members Will Butler and Reed Perry talk about making “an arena feel like a club” and calling their tour production approach to that of seeing a “tightrope walker who’s had a couple of Scotches.”

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Video: Arcade Fire – “Roll Over Beethoven” (Live) [Chuck Berry Cover]

posted by Oscar April 28, 2014

Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Tour is, perhaps, best known these days for the band’s custom of covering songs by local heroes to pay tribute to whatever city they’re performing in. During their stop in St. Louis, MO the Canadian Art-Rockers covered the legendary Chuck Berry and his iconic pioneering song, “Roll Over Beethoven.” It was not only a great cover, but it worked well with the party, dance vibe the band gives off as of late. See that performance above.

The night before, in Kansas City, the band performed “Dust In The Wind.” It was a good cover, but I couldn’t help but yell out (in my head) “you’re my boy, blue!” the second they started singing in this video. See that below. Continue Reading

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Video: Arcade Fire – “Motownphilly” (Boyz II Men Cover) live in Philadelphia

posted by Oscar March 18, 2014

During the Philadelphia, PA stop of the Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Tour, the Montreal band played a live cover of Boyz II Men’s “Motownphilly.” AF are showing they have a knack of doing live covers specially catered to the cities they’re playing in and this cover sure does justice to the early-90’s R&B Philly sensations.

See that performance above.

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Video: Arcade Fire’s ‘Triple J’ Live Session in Australia

posted by Oscar January 30, 2014

Arcade Fire has been making the rounds across the world and during their stop through Australia, the band went on Triple J and performed some Reflektor tracks. Videos of “Normal Person” (above) and “My Body Is A Cage” (below) have surfaced online and you catch the whole show in the SoundCloud clip (also below), in which you’ll be able to hear “Joan of Arc.” Continue Reading

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Dopest Albums of 2013

posted by Oscar December 12, 2013

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Continuing with our year-end lists, the second compilation we tackled focused on our favorite albums of the year. Instead of considering all full-length releases, we’ve separated albums and mixtapes into two different categories  so this list will focus on the more traditionally-inclined records and next week we’ll be announcing our list of favorite mixtapes. Some of our favorite releases include the return of Arcade Fire and the most anticipated record of the year, Kanye’s Yeezus. Again, this consists of our Top 12 releases but it is not a ranked list.

See the full list below. Continue Reading

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Video: Arcade Fire Perform on France’s ‘Le Grand Journal’

posted by Oscar November 22, 2013

Arcade Fire are making the rounds nowadays helping promote their latest album, Reflektor, and yesterday the Canadian band took over France’s Le Grand Journal to play an awesome 3-song set. The songs were “Joan Of Arc” (shown above), “Afterlife” and the album’s title track.

The band rocked some awesome masks and sounded sharp and ready for their upcoming tour of N.A. I’ve got my ticket and after seeing these performances, I can’t help get pumped for their Chicago concert. See the other clips below. Continue Reading

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Video: Arcade Fire – “Afterlife”

posted by Oscar November 21, 2013

Arcade Fire, working with The Creators Project (Intel & Vice collabo.), have released their video for their song “Afterlife.” Written and directed by Emily Kai Bock the visuals feature a bit of a cinematic finish to it, telling the story of a Latin, single father family dealing with their loneliness. The song provides a perfect score for the scenes showing each character’s thoughts and dreams of being somewhere else.

It’s a beautiful video, to say the least. See it above.

 

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Video: Arcade Fire – “Afterlife” Live on ‘Circus Halligalli’

posted by Oscar November 18, 2013

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Montreal’s Arcade Fire are continuing their promotional run for their latest album, Reflektor, and today we see their latest TV performance… The band was on the German show called Circus Halligalli (which I think is a cool name, but then again I don’t speak/read German) and performed their track “Afterlife.”

See that performance by clicking on the image above.

(P4k)

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Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’ Debuts at No. 1 On Billboard Charts

posted by Oscar November 6, 2013

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Arcade Fire (The Reflektors?) have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts. The indie giants’ Reflektor debuted at the top of the charts by selling 140,000 copies during its first week on sale. This was the first album for AF (previously only through Merge Records) that held major distribution through  Universal and Capitol Records handling radio promotion.

Their last album, The Suburbs, also debuted at No. 1 after selling 156K copies in its first week on sale.

In other chart news, Eminem’s “The Monster” (feat. Rihanna) scored 373K downloads, beating Miley Cyrus’ title for ’13 singles.

All in all, it’s been a good week for POD favorites.