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Video: Arcade Fire Perform “Everything Now” on ‘Ellen’

posted by Oscar October 18, 2017

Arcade Fire are about to enter the final stretch of their Infinite Content North American Tour and while they’re in Cali for a couple more concerts in the Golden State, the group hit the small screen today via The Ellen DeGeneres Show. They appeared on Ellen to perform the hit title track from their 2017 album Everything Now.

Not trying to be one of those dudes, but by the way some people in this crowd were dancing and reacting to the performance, I get the feeling that this was likely one of the first times (*if not the first time) they heard Arcade Fire’s music… lol… It’s whatever though, because Arcade Fire somehow found the space to add more people to their  lineup and equipped this performance with a 6-person choir to help give this track a proper live interpretation.

Check out the entertaining rendition of “Everything Now” above.

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Our Favorite Moments from Lollapalooza 2017

posted by Oscar August 8, 2017

I’ve been going to Lollapalooza every year since 2011 and in that time I’ve been lucky enough to see at the multi-day festival held at Grant Park some amazing sets from legendary acts, as well as witnessing the rise of acts that have gone on to become some of our favorites today. This year’s edition sure added more fun memories and great performances, so below I’ve highlighted the moments that have stood out the most from my time at Lolla 2017.

See the list below. Continue Reading

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Arcade Fire Adds Chicago Date To Infinite Tour (Oct. 30), Plus The Breeders as Supporting Act

posted by Oscar August 7, 2017

Photo: Guy Aroch

Arcade Fire are following up a superb headlining spot closing out Lollapalooza 2017 with some great news for fans…  Win Butler, Régine Chassagne and crew have announced that they will be making a triumphant return to Chicago on October 30 as part of their Infinite Content Tour through North America.

This announcement comes after the news that the band’s fifth studio album, Everything Now has entered the Billboard 200 at #1, with sales just shy of 100,000 since its release July 28 through an exclusive 360-degree partnership with global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now in synergy with the Sony corporation. Everything Now has also debuted at #1 on the UK album chart.

For that Chicago date, Arcade Fire has added The Breeders as their support act, while Wolf Parade has been called upon for support on the tour’s September 5 North American opener at Centre Videotron in Quebec City, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band will support September 17 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Check out the Infinite Content Tour updates below. Continue Reading

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Arcade Fire Launch #InfiniteInfiniteContent #DressCodeGate Contests (LIVE NOW)

posted by Oscar July 26, 2017

Photo: Guy Aroch

Arcade Fire are set to release their fifth album, Everything Now, this Friday, July 28, and now they’re currently running two Twitter contests for fans.

The first, called Infinite Infinite Content, challenges fans to create their own version of the song “Infinite Content” using only musical scores and MIDI files that the band has provided. That competition ends at 11:59 eastern time on July 27.

The second, inspired by the negative reaction to a fictional dress code that the band never insisted on for tomorrow’s intimate show in Brooklyn, is called #Dresscodegate. The band is asking fans to tweet a photo of themselves in their least hip, least trendy outfit; winners will have access to special VIP areas at the show, and they’ll be gifted a bunch of Everything Now swag.

Follow Arcade Fire on Twitter @arcadefire

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Arcade Fire Release New Song/Video: “Electric Blue”

posted by Oscar July 13, 2017

Arcade Fire keep unrolling their new project, Everything Now, delivering today new song “Electric Blue” along with its music video. The band’s latest offering, the fourth and final advance track, stars Régine Chassagne on lead vocals comes equipped with an almost-childish weep accenting the beat, as a 90s. The song premiered today via Apple Music as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1.

In the visual we find Chassagne roaming the streets as a cleanup crew collects waste on a boulevard in metro area, in the aftermath of a Mardi Gras parade where you’ll find all kinds of trash and colorful bead necklaces adorning the pavement. The hazy video also takes good advantage of the flashing lights coming from the official’s vehicles, helping Chassagne shine bright as she performs the song. Check out the video above.

Everything Now will be released July 28 on CD, cassette, digital download and heavyweight black vinyl LP through an exclusive 360-degree partnership with global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now in synergy with the Sony corporation.

Along with the album’s title track, “Creature Comfort” (available in both Official and Official Official versions), and “Signs of Life,” “Electric Blue” can now be streamed, downloaded, and is available with pre-orders of the new album. The video for “Electric Blue,” shot in New Orleans during Mardi Gras season can be seen at http://smarturl.it/ElectricBlueVideo.

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Video: Arcade Fire Debut New Song “Chemistry” Live in London

posted by Oscar July 5, 2017

Arcade Fire have unleashed their latest track, “Chemistry,” during their show in London. While performing at York Hall, the band gave fans another look at their forthcoming album Everything Now. The band is really going for this 80s-tinged danceable music, as evidenced by this new song along with the title track and “Signs Of Life.”

You can check out the new Arcade Fire song in the video above.

(Stereogum)

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Arcade Fire Share New Track and Video: “Signs Of Life”

posted by Oscar June 30, 2017

Arcade Fire have dropped their latest song off forthcoming album Everything Now, and it’s titled “Signs of Life.” The track, which was. Everything Now is due out July 28 on CD, cassette, digital download and heavyweight black vinyl LP, as the press release via Everything Now Co. notes, through an exclusive 360-degree partnership with global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now in synergy with the Sony corporation. The band has unveiled the track listing to the new album, which can be found after the jump.

Win Butler and company are really showing off their depth here with another danceable track, this one hot enough for a 70s era club that would boast a disco ball and fro’d up ‘dos. The music video is pretty campy, as if Miami Vice was reinterpreted as an art film. The video was directed by Miami-based film/art collective Borscht, who shot the paranormal investigation storyline on 16mm film earlier this month in Miami.

Check out more details below. Continue Reading

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Arcade Fire Share New Song/Video: “Creature Comfort”

posted by Oscar June 16, 2017

Arcade Fire are currently out touring Europe, but that hasn’t stopped them from rolling out new music from forthcoming album Everything Now.

Their latest offering is called “Creature Comfort,” which is now also available with its music video. The song is pretty straightforward lyrically, setting aside their more poetic beginnings for an approach that hits you in a simple, but equally effective mode for delivering their message, set to the beat of Industrial sounds. The song covers superficiality and its toxicity, along with the nature of insecurities; the best line is the recurring “God make me famous if you can’t just make it painless.”

Check it out above. Continue Reading

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Arcade Fire Release New Song “Everything Now”; Announce Album and the ‘Infinite Sound Tour’

posted by Oscar June 1, 2017

A day after people started sharing videos of themselves playing a new Arcade Fire song that was being sold at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival, and after having performed the song live for the first time at a surprise show in Barcelona, Arcade Fire has now released “Everything Now,” the title track from the band’s fifth album due out July 28th.

The song was released paired with its video; you can check that out above. Below you’ll find details on the new album and the dates of their Infinite Content Tour. Continue Reading

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Arcade Fire (Sort Of) Unveil New Song “Everything Now”

posted by Oscar May 31, 2017

A new Arcade Fire song has surfaced online today, as Pitchfork points out, after Vinyl 12” copies of the latest single have begun getting sold at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, where Arcade Fire will perform on Saturday night.

ArcadeFireTube has shone a light on some updates surrounding the Canadian group, including an unconventional stream of new song “Everything Now” via Barcelona record store Discos Paradisos, plus streetwear-inspired merch.

The music has some real Talking Heads vibes, and it maintains some of those Disco elements that made AF fans dance in their previous album, Reflektor.

Check out “Everything Now” below. Continue Reading

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Lollapalooza 2017 Schedule (Set Conflicts!) Announced

posted by Oscar May 9, 2017

The most wonderful time of the year (summer festival season!) is pretty much upon us…. Which makes this build-up time to that, after receiving the schedule for Lollapalooza 2017, the most pseudo-torturous time of the year because now is the time during which we have to start planning our lives to maximize our experience at one of the most noteworthy festivals in the nation.

Below you’ll find the complete schedule for all dates (August 3-6), but allow us to break it down and highlight some of the more annoying time conflicts that will keep us second-guessing our decision(s) till pretty much showtime. Continue Reading

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Lollapalooza 2017 Lineup Features Chance The Rapper, Arcade Fire, Blink-182, Big Sean & more

posted by Oscar March 22, 2017

It’s heeeeeere!! The Lollapalooza lineup has arrived in the early, early hours of the morning (6am tho?!) and less than one day after 4-day passes sold out, we find out who’s playing Grant Park between August 3-6.

Chance all but confirmed his inclusion yesterday, but now we come to learn that young Chance The Rapper is actually the first name on this year’s lineup! Joining him to headline the storied festival are Arcade Fire, Muse, Blink-182, Cage The Elephant, Lorde, Run The Jewels, Alt-J, Big Sean, and The Shins.

But as with every year, it’s not just about the headliners!! Some of the other dope names that this year’s roster has to offer are other POD favorites like Migos, Spoon, Kaytranada, Ryan Adams, Phantogram, Mac DeMarco, Royal Blood, Highly Suspect, Aminé, Joey Bada$$, Charli XCX, Sampha, and Maggie Rogers.

Along with Chano, the Chicago presence on this lineup is also quite dope. This year we can catch acts that we fully endorse like Whitney, Noname, The O’My’s, Kweku Collins, and The Walters as the hometown highlights.

At the time of publication, you can still purchase single-day tickets on the Lollapalooza website.

See the lineup in the poster above or listed below. Continue Reading