Hear Arcade Fire's Eclectic 'Reflektor' Deluxe Bonus Tracks

September 25, 2015

Arcade Fire's newly released deluxe digital edition of 2013's Reflektor includes six eclectic bonus tracks, all of which are streaming on Spotify. The previously unheard songs – which span laid-back reggae ("Women of a Certain Age"),...


Arcade Fire Ready Deluxe 'Reflektor,' Cassette Release

September 21, 2015

Arcade Fire will accompany their upcoming documentary The Reflektor Tapes with an actual cassette soundtrack featuring six unreleased songs from that 2013 LP's session. The Reflektor Tapes limited edition cassette, which will ship around October...


Win Butler Calls Major Labels 'Completely Clueless'

September 19, 2015

Arcade Fire's Win Butler was among the initial signers of Tidal's "declaration" at a superstar launch party in March, and in a new interview, the singer talked about the criticism facing Jay Z's streaming service. Speaking to The Independent, Butler...


Watch Arcade Fire, James Murphy Record 'Afterlife'

September 3, 2015

Arcade Fire and James Murphy work on the intricacies of "Afterlife" in the latest preview of the band's upcoming documentary, The Reflektor Tapes, which chronicles the making of their last album, Reflektor, and subsequent world tour. The...


Janis Joplin, Arcade Fire Docs Lead Toronto Film Fest

August 11, 2015

High-profile music documentaries on Janis Joplin, Arcade Fire, Aretha Franklin and Sharon Jones will be included as part of this year's Toronto International Film Festival, which commences September 10th.  Janis: Little Girl Blue, directed by...


See a Clip From Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor Tapes' Movie

July 15, 2015

Two years after they released Reflektor, Arcade Fire will release a feature film called The Reflektor Tapes into movie theaters on September 24th. Khalil Joseph, who won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance in 2013 for his trippy Flying Lotus video "Until...


Arcade Fire Opening Haitian Restaurant in Montreal

May 7, 2015

Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Régine Chassagne are opening a new Haitian restaurant, Agrikol, in Montreal this summer with the help of celebrated Toronto restaurateurs (and fellow husband-wife duo) Roland Jean and Jen Agg, The Globe and...


Roots Picnic Snags Erykah Badu, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky

March 10, 2015

UPDATE: Pandora has launched a mixtape with the Roots ahead of their annual Roots Picnic on May 30th. The mixtape features artists appearing at this year's event, including Afrika Bambaataa, Erykah Badu and Phantogram. The Roots have lined up the...

Album Review


March 10, 2015

The first solo album by the younger Butler sibling in Arcade Fire is less than half the length of his band's 2013 Reflektor. Policy is also more playful, a montage of impulses — crunchy rock, apocalyptic electro-disco, solo-John Lennon balladry...


Will Butler to Write Songs Based on Newspaper Headlines

February 20, 2015

UPDATE: Stream Will Butler's "Clean Monday," about the Greek debt crisis, below. Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Will Butler will release his first solo album Policy on March 10th, and to prep for the event, the brother of Win will sit down...


See Arcade Fire Play Rare Song, Reflect on Start in Doc Clip

September 9, 2015

A clip from the upcoming Arcade Fire documentary The Reflektor Tapes shows the group rehearsing a bluesy, gospel-inflected tune called "Get Right" that they have yet to release officially. "Better get right before you die," frontman Win Butler sings with...


25 Must-See Movies at Toronto Film Festival 2015

August 25, 2015

It's the second-to-last stop on the Fall film-festival circuit, after Venice and Telluride and before the carefully curated New York cinefeast — but the Toronto International Film Festival holds a special place in traveling festgoers hearts. It's...


Watch Arcade Fire's Frenzied Trailer for 'Reflektor Tapes'

August 11, 2015

"Sound is happening all around you, and notes and rhythms are happening all around you," Arcade Fire ruminate in their official trailer for The Reflektor Tapes, a documentary tracing the creation of the Canadian band's 2013 LP, Reflektor. Khalil...


See Father John Misty's Cover of Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs'

June 30, 2015

Father John Misty's tour recently traveled north of the border to Canada, where the I Love You, Honeybear singer sat down for CBC's b.b. gun session at the Shed in Vancouver. Perhaps as tribute to one of Canada's chief national exports, Father John...


Megastars Team Up to Launch Streaming Service Tidal

March 30, 2015

A phalanx of chart-topping stars from across genres joined forces in the loading dock of New York City's biggest post office today to launch the newly artist-owned high-definition streaming service Tidal. Like a scene out of a pop-music version of...


Flashback: David Bowie Plays 'Wake Up' With Arcade Fire

March 10, 2015

David Bowie was in desperate need of a break by the the time 2005 rolled around. He'd spent the previous couple of years on a grueling world tour that was cut short when he suffered a heart attack in Germany, which hit not long after a lightning technician...


Stream Arcade Fire Member Will Butler's New Album

March 2, 2015

Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Will Butler will release his debut solo LP Policy on March 10th, but before the album hits shelves next week, Butler has offered up a stream of Policy's eight tracks (via Pitchfork). In a statement, Butler describes...


The NBA's Indie Guy: Inside Matt Bonner's All-Star Rock Show

February 13, 2015

Matt Bonner likes to party – for charity. When the San Antonio Spurs' sniper isn't winning rings (or earning nicknames like "The Red Mamba"), he's working his side hustle as an occasional concert booker, a gig that led to his second NBA Alt-Star...



Arcade Fire Frontman Brews Up Signature Coffee for Charity

December 12, 2014

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler revealed Friday that he has teamed up with La Colombe Coffee to create his own signature brew, RaRa, which is grown in Haiti and roasted in Philadelphia. Sale proceeds from the product – which is currently available...


See Arcade Fire, Pharrell and Sia's Grammy-Nominated VIdeos

December 5, 2014

Arcade Fire's "We Exist," Sia's "Chandelier" and Pharrell Williams' "Happy" are among the clips nominated to win Best Music Video at next year's Grammy Awards. Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo announced the nominees, which also include Woodkid and Max Richter's...