Tagged: Arcade Fire


Video: Arcade Fire, “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)”

Arcade Fire are no strangers to giving their fans more than just something to watch when they craft music videos. You can watch the traditional version of “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” above, but if … read more »

POSTED December 16, 2011 2:00PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: ,

The Tripwire: On The War On Drugs’ Contained Sprawl

The War On Drugs played an NPR World Café session last week. Watching it, I was blown away by the band and the sound they’ve grown into. The session closes with “Arms Like Boulders,” possibly … read more »

POSTED September 26, 2011 4:30PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , ,

Sam’s Pop Montreal Diary: Part 1

Last time I came to Pop Montreal it was 2007 and I was five years old. Am I remembering that right? (I am not remembering it right). The point is, a lot has happened in … read more »

POSTED September 23, 2011 3:15PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , , ,

Watch Arcade Fire & Spike Jonze’s Scenes From the Suburbs Short Film

Ah, Monday. Wouldn’t it be nice just to zone out and watch a movie? Even if it is about a war-torn suburban town and adolescent angst, it’d still be better than actually having to think … read more »

POSTED June 27, 2011 11:30AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (3) TAGS: , ,

The Weeknd, Arcade Fire Nominated for Polaris Prize

Earlier this year, Arcade Fire won Best Album at the Grammys. That album, The Suburbs, was a number one hit on the Billboard charts, with the band playing major venues like Madison Square Garden and … read more »

POSTED June 20, 2011 2:45PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Spike Jonze And Arcade Fire Made A Short Film About The Suburbs

A lot of Arcade Fire‘s great record The Suburbs is about battles. Battles against growing old, kids battling each other based on social circles, moral battles, battles of love. Pretty much any kind of battle … read more »

POSTED March 14, 2011 3:30PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , ,

Video: Adele Sings “Someone Like You” at the Brit Awards

Last night at the Grammys-of-England, Katy Perry lost International Solo Artist to Rihanna. When those ladies performed at our Grammys on Sunday, they did so inside of baubled and layered costumes, hoisted on swings and/or … read more »

POSTED February 16, 2011 9:40AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,

Grammys Trash Talk: Arcade Fire Change BMXing Forever

General vibe on The Grammys is that they’re kind of divorced from the whole music thing, meaning the people that actually participate and care may actually be more into THE INDUSTRY than THE MUSIC. And … read more »

POSTED February 14, 2011 11:11AM IN MUSIC NEWS, MUSIC VIDEO Comments (4) TAGS: , , , ,

This Week in The FADER: January 23, 2011 Edition

** Lil Wayne hopped into the middle of “Roman’s Revenge.” ** We got bummed about Vybz Kartel‘s “new image.” ** We let out an exclusive stream of Cloud Nothings’ debut self titled album. ** Chris … read more »

POSTED January 23, 2011 10:24AM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Tripwire: 2011, Everything is the New Everything

J. Edward Keyes, Editor-in-Chief for eMusic, told WNYC: “In 2011, expect the line between independent music and big-name, arena-filling acts to become increasingly blurred.” That sounds about right. (Top Three Places We Saw Phoenix With … read more »

POSTED January 10, 2011 5:00PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,