Watch The Killers Cover Arcade Fire In Quebec

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The Killers have already covered the Gaslight Anthem, Tom Petty, Fats Domino, and the Smiths on their current tour in support of their recent album Wonderful Wonderful. And last night, they delivered a stripped-down rendition of the Funeral track “Crown Of Love” while performing in Arcade Fire’s home province of … More »

The Year In Musicians Antagonizing The Media

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The President of the United States logged onto Twitter last week to declare journalists “a stain on America!” As has become increasingly common in 2017, this was both startling to read and not at all surprising. Donald Trump has made attacks on the media a cornerstone of his administration. Pushback against the Fourth Estate is … More »

The New Old Guard: The Return (And State Of) ’00s Indie In 2017

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By the end of 2016, it was easy to feel overwhelmed by what had occurred in the music world. The major releases had arrived furiously, often with little or no warning, dropping out of the sky and immediately redirecting our attention from whichever other acclaimed album had just come out a week or two beforehand. More »

Arcade Fire – “Everything Now (Todo Ya) (Remix Por Bomba Estéreo)”

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When Arcade Fire toured Europe this summer, they brought the Colombia dance-rock band Bomba Estéreo with them. And now Arcade Fire have gotten Bomba Estéreo to remix “Everything Now,” the title track of their 2017 album. The Bomba Estéreo version of the song is rich and lively and propulsive, and I’m already pretty … More »

Arcade Fire Headlining Dessner Brothers-Curated Haven Festival 2018

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Earlier this year, the National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner helped curate the first edition of Copenhagen’s Haven Festival, and they’re doing the same thing this year. Arcade Fire will headline the festival, which takes place on 8/10 and 8/11 next year. Other performers will include Kamasi Washington, Ariel Pink, Brockhampton, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, … More »

Okeechobee 2018 Lineup Has Arcade Fire, Travis Scott, And Two Bassnectar Sets

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This year’s Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival saw Solange team up with the Doobie Brothers’ Michael McDonald to perform “What A Fool Believes.” Next year’s probably won’t have that, but it will have Arcade Fire, Travis Scott, and two Bassnectar sets. The annual four-day festival in Okeechobee, Florida will run Thursday 3/1 through Sunday … More »

Arcade Fire Reportedly Playing To Half-Empty Arenas On Current Tour

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Arcade Fire’s new album Everything Now didn’t get the warmest critical reception, and it seems that their tour in support of it isn’t getting the biggest fan turnout. The Globe And Mail reports that that the band is struggling to fill arenas on its current North American tour, with the entire upper … More »

Watch Arcade Fire Play A Spirited “Everything Now” On Ellen

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At this point, it’s not exactly shocking to see underground-rock types making media appearances. Still, there’s something truly striking about watching one of the defining indie rock bands of the last decade showing up on a daytime talk show, playing to a bunch of people shimmying in their seats. That’s what happened earlier today. Arcade … More »

New Arcade Fire Single Censored In Canada

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Several references to suicide and self-harm on “Creature Comfort,” one of the singles from Arcade Fire’s recent album Everything Now, have been censored by the band’s label for Canadian airplay. Global News reports that that words “suicide” and “dying” have been removed from the lyrics “Assisted suicide/ She dreams about dying … More »

74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

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I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors on the last page and it beeped from my backpack on the way out. I was gonna bring it back. I just wanted to take it home to read the … More »