Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire is an indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It consists of the husband and wife duo of Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury, Jeremy Gara, and Sarah Neufeld. Win Butler attended McGill and Régine Chassagne attended Concordia University, where he pursued religious studies and she studied jazz. Arcade Fire came to prominence with the release of their debut album, Funeral, in 2004 to critical acclaim.
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Music Monday (1/23): This Week's New Albums + Videos
Yahoo News - about 1 month
Our guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Gorillaz and Father John Misty, plus brand new streaming music from Arcade Fire, Spoon, Goldfrapp, Japandroids, Cloud Nothings, Ty Segall, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic
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Arcade Fire and Mavis Staples try to lift spirits with 'I Give You Power'
LATimes - about 1 month
Except for the country rockers and talent-show contestants performing at Trump’s inaugural festivities, many musicians are wondering how they’re going to lift spirits in the midst of such a divisive presidency. Mavis Staples knows a thing or two about rallying fans during tough times, and she’s...
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Hear Arcade Fire's New Song With Mavis Staples, 'I Give You Power'
NPR - about 1 month
Just in time for Friday's inauguration, Arcade Fire and Mavis Staples team up to deliver a message for all elected officials: "I give you power / I can take it away." (Image credit: Courtesy of the artists)
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Kenzo champions clubbers with new short film
Yahoo News - about 1 month
Kenzo has paid homage to nightclub culture with a powerful short film, 'Club Ark Eternal,' for Spring/Summer 2017. The video was directed by the creative duo Partel Oliva, known for their recent work on Rebecca Zlotowski's movie "Planetarium." Grammy Award-nominated dancer and choreographer Ryan Heffington, who worked on the music videos for Arcade Fire's "We Exist" and Sia's "Chandelier" composed the moves to an original score by Lafawndah and BR-RR. 'Club Ark Eternal', which celebrates Kenzo's SS17 menswear and resort collections, is the latest in a string of striking, experimental films that the fashion house has commissioned of late, thanks to Co-Creative Directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon.
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17 Albums Turning 10 In 2017
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Ah, 2017. Another rotation around the sun, another year where we can marvel at just how far off the mid-aughts feel. The era where we donned low-waisted jeans, ironic graphic tees and Livestrong bracelets seems to be more and more of a distant memory. As all living creatures age, so does the music we listened to. Here are 17 hit albums turning a decade old in the coming year.   Rihanna, “Good Girl Gone Bad” She kindly requests that you shut up and drive. LCD Soundsystem, “Sound of Silver” How we all learned to say, “New York, I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down.”  Radiohead, “In Rainbows” One of the first albums to be digitally released for free (or, rather, “pay what you wish”). Kanye West, “Graduation” That’s how long he’s been on ya. Fall Out Boy, “Infinity on High” All we can say is thnks fr th mmrs, Fall Out Boy. Avril Lavigne, “The Best Damn Thing” Hey, hey! You, you! She don’t like your girlfriend! T-Pain, “Epiphany” ...
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A Gift From The Characters: The 11-Song Soundtrack For THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU LAUGH
Huffington Post - 2 months
Art inspires art, and characters become real. Here are the eleven songs the characters in THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU LAUGH are recommending to readers: Because Natalie's got swagger, let's start with her favorite four (the recs are all in her own words) - Song One: You won't have heard of this, but it's too good. So, you're welcome: "Vibe Out Fella" by Vader The Villin Ft. Niki Cremmen. Song Two: New school: "Yoncé" by Beyoncé. Short. All beat. Own the club. Dance all night with your girlfriends, and don't give a ____ about anything. Song Three: Then there's the old school: "Paper Planes" by M.I.A. If you're the baddest girl anyone's ever seen...If you don't care about your mom AND her new husband...about moving schools...about what anyone else thinks about you. Song Four: I'm a cruise-around-on-my-bike-in-the-sun type of girl, so Lily Allen's "LDN" is my jam. Plus...that red dress. And next up, the five songs Travis wants you to listen to (again, descr ...
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Hear the Album That Made HGTV's Chip and Joanna Gaines Fall in Love All Over Again
Huffington Post - 4 months
Johnnyswim's Georgica Pond makes marriage sound wonderful - just ask TV's hottest couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines. "The album has been playing on repeat in our car since it came out in October," Chip says. The Gaineses' HGTV show, Fixer Upper, made ceramic farm sinks and "shiplap" paneling en vogue. Now they're promoting their favorite duo Johnnyswim as headliners at "Silobration" (the annual fan festival held at their company headquarters in Waco, Texas). Joanna says she and Chip can't get enough of the singers' new album. "Johnnyswim's music speaks to us on so many different levels," she says. "We fall in love all over again while listening to Georgica Pond." [Click here to listen to Georgica Pond on Spotify.] The second full-length release from Johnnyswim captures the days and nights of Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez, two songwriters married to music (and each other). Recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville with collaborators such as Vince Gill ("Lonely Nig ...
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Common Misconceptions About Canada
Huffington Post - 6 months
Summer is over and here in the U.S. we're holding on for dear life as we sputter our way through the final nauseating stretch of this historically turbulent campaign season. Sure, these days it seems that with each successive election cycle the partisanship is worse, the rift between left and right is wider and the potential for catastrophic fallout is even more likely should the voting public be duped into selecting the wrong candidate (whoever you may believe that to be). This time around both major party candidates are facing record low unfavorable ratings and amidst the panic, talk of expatriation wafts through the air like the smell of freshly salted freedom fries. From remarks made by a sitting Supreme Court justice to a recent ad by Spotify, it's hard to tell where the joking ends and the go bag begins. I'd wager (with no hard evidence, mind you) that among those who've seriously considered the idea of flying the coop, Canada is a major contender for relocation. Fo ...
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Panorama music festival: Arcade Fire and FKA Twigs help AEG push east
LATimes - 7 months
NEW YORK — Toward the end of his headlining set at the inaugural Panorama music festival on Friday night, Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler looked around and offered an assessment of the outdoor grounds "We were here in 2007 and it was like a dustbowl,” he said. “Now they put in technology and Internet...
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Paul Tollett Discusses His Latest Project, Panorama Music Festival
NYTimes - 7 months
This weekend on Randalls Island, the festival will feature performers like Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire and Alabama Shakes, as well as the Lab, a high-tech exhibition space.
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30 Songs Spotify Says You Should Listen To While Giving Birth
Huffington Post - 12 months
Today, Spotify unveiled a special new playlist created specifically for moms in labor. According to the press release for the "Birthing Playlist," this kind of musical accompaniment is a common part of birth plans today, as there are currently over 90,000 "push playlists" on Spotify. Spotify's official new playlist includes fitting songs like "Under Pressure," Coldplay's "Don't Panic" and Lucinda Williams' "Fruits of My Labor." "The playlist mirrors the birthing experience, starting with songs that are slow and mellow, then transitioning into songs with a stronger beat for when it’s time to push, and concluding with Bach’s "Unaccompanied Cello Suite #1" performed by the legendary Yo-Yo Ma for the moment women first meet their newborns," states the press release. To create the ideal "Birthing Playlist," Spotify partnered with New York City-based OB-GYN, Dr. Jacques Mortiz, who has found that around 70 percent of his patients put together playlists in preparation for their ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Arcade Fire
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  • 2003
    Died in 2003.
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  • 2001
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    Win Butler and Josh Deu originally founded Arcade Fire in Montreal around 2001, having first met at Phillips Exeter Academy as high school students.
    More Details Hide Details Both attended Concordia University where their musical ideas began to develop and the first incarnation of the band was born. The duo began rehearsing their material at McGill University where they met Régine Chassagne, a music student whom they asked to join them. Deu recalls, "Win and I played guitar. Everyone played guitar. We had no music to show her, but she ended up saying yes to joining us, and I don’t know why. Maybe there was a little spark with Win." The trio recorded a set of demos and began performing live in the second half of 2001. At that time, the band consisted of Butler, Chassagne, Deu, multi-instrumentalist Tim Kyle (later of Wild Light), bassist Alan Lavian (later of Les Angles Morts, Crystal Clyffs, and AIDS Wolf), guitarist/drummer Dane Mills (later of Crackpot), and multi-instrumentalist Brendan Reed (later of Les Angles Morts and founding member of Clues), who lived with Butler and Chassagne in Montreal's Mile End neighbourhood at the time and was a collaborator with them on song-writing and arrangement (2001–2003).
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