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Sep 20, 2017

Arcade Fire has taken part in the Spotify Single series. For it they recorded a live version of the title track to their latest albumEverything Now, released in July via Columbia. They also covered John Lennon's "Mind Games," the title track to the 1973 album of the same name. Listen to both below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates. More

Listen to Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Get Interviewed and Quizzed on NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me”

Butler Quizzed About Arcade Games and Jokes About Beating The Decemberists in Basketball

Sep 11, 2017

This past weekend Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler was the celebrity guest on NPR's news quiz show Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me. As they do with their well-known guests, they asked him funny questions that played off his profession or name, in this case they were about arcade games. They also talked to him about his basketball playing and Butler jokingly boasted that he could take on the full lineup of The Decemberists at one time. More

Aug 31, 2017

Back in June Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler remixed "Sex Music," a song by BEAK>, the trio led by Portishead's Geoff Barrow (along with Billy Fuller and Will Young).  More

Aug 30, 2017

"The first thing I usually do is take all my clothes off and throw up all over the place." That's how Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler says his songwriting process starts in a new video for Clickhole. "Sometimes I do kill a dog when I'm writing a song and I do not apologize for that," Butler shockingly admits later in the video.  More

Aug 04, 2017

Arcade Fire released their new albumEverything Now, last week via their new label Columbia. Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform two songs from the album, title track "Everything Now" aired in the broadcast show and "Creature Comfort" was a web-exclusive performance. More

Stream the New Album by Arcade Fire

Everything Now Out Now via Columbia

Jul 28, 2017

Arcade Fire released their new albumEverything Now, today via their new label Columbia. Now you can stream the whole thing below.  More

Jul 13, 2017

Arcade Fire are releasing a new albumEverything Now, on July 28 via their new label Columbia. Now they have shared another new song from the album, "Electric Blue," via its video.  More

Jul 05, 2017

Will Butler from Arcade Fire shared a brand new song yesterday, partly timed to July 4th. The song is something of a history lesson, as it includes lyrics about George Washington. More

Arcade Fire Share Video for New Song “Signs of Life”

Everything Now Due Out July 28 via Columbia

Jun 30, 2017

Arcade Fire are releasing a new albumEverything Now, on July 28 via their new label Columbia. They have previously shared a video for the album's title track, "Everything Now,"announced a tour, and shared a funny fake cereal ad/teaser video for another song from the album, "Creature Comfort," as well as a full on video for "Creature Comfort" and an annotated version of the "Creature Comfort" videoMore

Jun 28, 2017

Arcade Fire are releasing a new albumEverything Now, on July 28 via their new label Columbia.  More

Jun 22, 2017

Arcade Fire are releasing a new albumEverything Now, on July 28 via their new label Columbia. They have previously shared a video for the album's title track, "Everything Now," announced a tour, and shared a funny fake cereal ad/teaser video for another song from the album, "Creature Comfort," as well as a full on video for "Creature Comfort."  More

Arcade Fire Share Video for New Song “Creature Comfort”

Everything Now Due Out July 28 via Columbia

Jun 16, 2017

Arcade Fire are releasing a new album, Everything Now, on July 28 via their new label Columbia. They have previously shared a video for the album's title track, "Everything Now," announced a tour, and shared a funny fake cereal ad/teaser video for another song from the album, "Creature Comfort."  More

Jun 13, 2017

Arcade Fire are releasing a new albumEverything Now, on July 28 via their new label Columbia. They have previously shared a video for the album's title track, "Everything Now," and announced a tour. More

Jun 08, 2017

BEAK>, the trio led by Portishead's Geoff Barrow (along with Billy Fuller and Will Young) are releasing a new single, "Sex Music," on Friday via Invada. More

News Roundup: Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Swervedriver, Thee Oh Sees, BEAK>, and More

Plus Phoebe Bridgers, Susanne Sundfør, and Shabazz Palaces

Jun 07, 2017

Here's a roundup of all the other news items we couldn't get to today and yesterday, including stories on Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Swervedriver, Thee Oh Sees, BEAK>, Phoebe Bridgers, Susanne Sundfør, and Shabazz Palaces. More

Six Best Songs of the Week: Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Big Thief, The War on Drugs, and More

Plus Broken Social Scene, Liam Gallagher, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 02, 2017

This week was marred by President Trump pulling out of the Paris Accords climate change agreement, but it was a strong one for music. To help you sort through the multitude of new songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the five best.  More

Jun 02, 2017

In 2016 Angel Olsen released a fantastic new albumMY WOMAN, via Jagjaguwar. It made it to #3 on Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2016 list. Now she has announced some more tour dates for this summer and fall.  More

Arcade Fire Announce New Album and Tour, Share Video for Title Track “Everything Now”

Everything Now Due Out July 28 via Columbia, Co-Produced by Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter and Pulp's Steve Mackey

Jun 01, 2017

As signs were pointing to over the last 24 hours, Arcade Fire have announced their new album, Everything Now, which is due out July 28 via their new label Columbia. They have also shared a video for the album's title track and announced a tour. More

Jun 01, 2017

Arcade Fire seem on the verge of announcing their new album, based on all their activity in the last 24 hours. Yesterday they kind of released a disco-influenced new song, "Everything Now."  More

100 Artists Sign Guitar for Planned Parenthood - Michael Stipe, Florence Welch, Feist, and More

Plus Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Mac DeMarco, Lady Gaga, Arctic Monkey's Alex Turner, Jim James, Matt Berninger, Perfume Genius, and Others

Apr 17, 2017

Over 100 artists have signed an acoustic guitar for Planned Parenthood and for $10 you can buy a drawing ticket to enter to win the guitar.  More

Watch Mavis Staples and Arcade Fire’s Win and Régine Cover Talking Heads’ “Slippery People”

I'll Take You There: An All-Star Concert Celebration Due Out June 2 via Blackbird Presents

Apr 14, 2017

In 2014 soul legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples had a big hometown concert in Chicago that featured a slew of special guests. Among them were Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, who joined Staples on stage for a cover of Talking Heads' 1983 song "Slippery People."  More

Arcade Fire Announce European Tour and Festival Dates

"I Give You Power (Featuring Mavis Staples)" Single Out Now

Feb 13, 2017

Last month Arcade Fire released a brand new song"I Give You Power," that featured the guest vocals of soul legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples. Its release the day before President Donald Trump's inauguration was probably no accident, especially as all proceeds from the song are being donated to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). More

Jan 27, 2017

Last week Arcade Fire released a brand new song, "I Give You Power," that featured the guest vocals of soul legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples. Its release the day before President Donald Trump's inauguration was probably no accident, especially as all proceeds from the song are being donated to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).  More

Jan 19, 2017

Arcade Fire have released a brand new song, "I Give You Power," that features the guest vocals of soul legend and civil rights activist Mavis StaplesMore

Dec 09, 2016

Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire has announced his debut solo album, but it will be issued under the name Sam PatchYeah You, And I is due out February 17, 2017 via Dep Records. He has also shared the album's first single, "St. Sebastian," and announced some tour dates. Check out the song and tour dates below, as well as the cover art More

Aug 16, 2016

Will Butler from Arcade Fire released his debut solo album, Policy, last March, and put out a live album, Friday Night, back in June, both via Merge. Friday Night contains five songs from Policy, two songs he wrote for The Guardian newspaper last year, and five new songs. Now he has shared a video for one of the new songs, title track "Friday Night." In it Butler and his wife and young son jump forward to the future, to when the parents are gray-haired and the son is an angry teenager. More

Win Butler of Arcade Fire Covers Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream” in Tribute to Alan Vega

Vega Passed Away on Saturday, Covered Issued as DJ Windows 98

Jul 18, 2016

Alan Vega of protopunk legends Suicide passed away in his sleep Saturday night. In response Win Butler of Arcade Fire has shared a cover of Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream," which was released as a single in 1979. More

Watch Arcade Fire Perform a New Song Outside the Louvre in Paris

Did a DJ Set and Performed in Honor of French Street Artist JR

May 27, 2016

Arcade Fire's Regine Chassagne and Win Butler have performed outside the Lourve museum in Paris in honor of a new exhibition by French street artist JR.  More

Panorama, New NYC Festival from Coachella Organizers, Announces Inaugural Lineup

LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, and Kendrick Lamar to Headline Three-Day Event in July

Mar 01, 2016

The company behind Coachella, Goldenvoice, are launching a new festival in New York City named Panorama and today the festival's lineup has been announced. Panorama will go down at Randall's Island Park in New York City, from July 22-24. The headliners will be LCD Soundsystem (in their first NYC show since their Madison Square Garden farewell concerts five years ago), Arcade Fire, and Kendrick Lamar. More

Arcade Fire Share Documentary on Their David Bowie Second Line Parade in New Orleans

Watch Win Butler, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Thousands of Bowie Fans Honor the Legend

Feb 11, 2016

Last month Arcade Fire teamed up with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band to hold a second line parade in New Orleans in honor of David Bowie, who passed away in January. Now a brief documentary on the parade has been released. More

See Photos of Arcade Fire Leading a David Bowie Second Line Parade in New Orleans

Win Butler, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Thousands of Bowie Fans

Jan 17, 2016

This Saturday Arcade Fire teamed up with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band to hold a second line parade in New Orleans in honor of David Bowie, who passed away last Sunday.  More

Jan 14, 2016

Arcade Fire have announced that they will be teaming up with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band to hold a second line parade in New Orleans this Saturday in honor of David Bowie, who passed away on Sunday. It's dubbed "Pretty Things" after the song from Bowie's Hunky Dory album.  More

Dec 24, 2015

Will Butler has shared a new Christmas song, "City on a Hill" (last year he also put out a Christmas song, "Christmas 2014").  More

Oct 30, 2015

Will Butler has shared a new video for "What I Want." In it Butler and actress Jennifer Morrison (House, How I Met Your Mother, Once Upon a Time) go into a club filled with snotty and unruly young punk kids. They then use strange laser guns to turn the kids into boring, responsible adults (such as those who frequent coffee shops or are parents). More

Oct 08, 2015

Will Butler has shared a new video for "Anna." It features actress Emma Stone dancing around the iconic ship Queen Mary, a boat that had its maiden voyage in 1936 and has been permanently docked in Long Beach, California as a hotel since 1967.  More

Sep 25, 2015

Arcade Fire are releasing a new deluxe edition of their 2013 album Reflektor today. It includes six unreleased tracks: five new songs and one remix. On October 16 the six tracks will be released separately as cassette-only release titled The Relektor Tapes (the tracklist is below). The deluxe edition is streaming on Spotify now and so you can hear all six bonus tracks via the player below. Just skip ahead to hear them. More

Arcade Fire to Release Deluxe Edition of “Reflektor” Featuring Six Unreleased Tracks

Due Out Digitally This Friday; The Reflektor Tapes Cassette-Only Release Due October 16

Sep 21, 2015

Arcade Fire have announced a new deluxe edition of their 2013 album Reflektor. It will be released digitally this Friday (September 25) and includes six unreleased tracks: five new songs and one remix. On October 16 the six tracks will be released separately as cassette-only release titled The Relektor Tapes (the tracklist is below). This is all timed with Arcade Fire's feature film, also titled The Reflektor Tapes. It will screen in movie theaters starting this Wednesday (September 23) and Kahlil Joseph directed it. More

Sep 17, 2015

Arcade Fire have announced a new 7-inch single featuring two outtakes from last year's album Reflektor. "Get Right" and "Crucified Again" are the songs in question. No firm release date has been confirmed for the 7-inch, but it can be pre-ordered starting September 25 and that's the cover art above. More

Sep 09, 2015

Arcade Fire are releasing a feature film, The Reflektor Tapes. It will screen in movie theaters starting September 23 and Kahlil Joseph directed it. They have previously shared the first clip from the film, which was eight-minutes long and essentially also a music video for "Porno," a song from last year's album Reflektor. More

Sep 03, 2015

Arcade Fire are releasing a feature film, The Reflektor Tapes. It will screen in movie theaters starting September 23 and Kahlil Joseph directed it. They have previously shared the first clip from the film, which was eight-minutes long and essentially also a music video for "Porno," a song from last year's album ReflektorMore

Watch SXSW Panel Featuring Performances from Spoon’s Britt Daniel and Arcade Fire’s Will Butler

Superchunk's Mac McCaughan, Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, Big Star's Jody Stephens, and Marshall Crenshaw Also Took Part

Sep 01, 2015

SXSW 2015 may have been many months ago, but a video was just posted online of the full "I Wrote That Song" panel. The panel featured from Spoon's Britt Daniel, Arcade Fire's Will ButlerSuperchunk's Mac McCaughan, Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, and Marshall Crenshaw as they all discussed their songwriting process.  More

Watch: Arcade Fire - “The Reflektor Tapes” Trailer

Feature-Length Film Set for a September 23 Theatrical Release

Aug 11, 2015

Back in July, we reported that Arcade Fire had plans to release a film entitled The Reflektor Tapes, which they previewed with a video for the Reflektor track "Porno." More

Jul 15, 2015

Arcade Fire are releasing a feature film, The Reflektor Tapes. Not much is known about it, except that it will screen in movie theaters starting September 24 and that Kahlil Joseph directed it. They have shared the first clip from the film, which is essentially also a trailer and a music video for "Porno," a song from last year's album ReflektorMore

Mar 31, 2015

Yesterday Jay Z announced the launch of a brand new music streaming service called Tidal. More

Feb 17, 2015

In the wake of Kanye West's lastest faux pas at the Grammys, walking onstage while Beck was accepting his award for Album of the Year, Arcade Fire's Win Butler recently decided to a have a little bit of clever fun, releasing a mashup track of Beck's classic "Loser" with West's "Jesus Walks." More

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Announces Own Coffee, RaRa

Proceeds Benefit Partners in Health and Haiti Coffee Academy

Dec 12, 2014

Following in the footstep of several other notable indie music artists Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler has announced the development of his own coffee brand. More

Nov 24, 2014

Last week Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Will Butler announced the release of his debut solo album Policy. More

Nov 20, 2014

Arcade Fire's multi-instrumentalist Will Butler has announced a new solo album for March 2015. More

Watch: Arcade Fire’s Horror Short Film, “Festi”

Co-Starring James Murphy, Andrew Garfield, Fleet Foxes, and The National

Oct 31, 2014

Arcade Fire have premiered their very own mini horror film to celebrate Halloween.  More

Oct 20, 2014

Over the weekend longtime television news magazine CBS This Morning featured a profile piece on Arcade Fire, interviewing frontman Win Butler, co-writer and wife Regine Chassagne, and the rest of the band about their ongoing success. More

Sep 03, 2014

Future Islands, who are currently in the midst of a lengthy tour, stopped by Montreal last night and received an assist from the city’s own Win Butler.  More

Watch: Arcade Fire Cover Bo Diddley in Chicago

Reflektor Is Out Now on Merge

Aug 27, 2014

Did you hear that Arcade Fire is doing a lot of covers on this tour?  More

Aug 26, 2014

On August 22, Arcade Fire performed at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.  More

Aug 25, 2014

This past weekend Arcade Fire held a three-night residency at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.  More

Aug 20, 2014

Okay, so maybe the Arcade Fire covers parade is starting to get a bit predictable.  More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring alt-J, Jessie Ware, Arcade Fire, Stars, and More

Plus New Tracks from Zola Jesus, Blonde Redhead, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, Röyksopp and Robyn, Pharmakon, Saint Pepsi, Willis Earl Beal, Ryn Weaver, The Vaselines, My Brightest Diamond, Tweedy, The Juan MacLean, and Others

Aug 15, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by alt-J, Jessie Ware, Arcade Fire, Stars, Zola Jesus, Blonde Redhead, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, Röyksopp and Robyn, Pharmakon, Saint Pepsi, Willis Earl Beal, Ryn Weaver, The Vaselines, My Brightest Diamond, Tweedy, The Juan MacLean, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Aug 15, 2014

We don’t want to alarm you—but Arcade Fire covered Neil Young’s “Come on Baby Let’s Go Downtown” in Winnipeg.  More

Aug 14, 2014

Arcade Fire’s video for Reflektor track “You already Know” is a pretty mellow affair—just the band getting down in a beachside room.  More

Watch: Arcade Fire Cover Feist in Calgary

Bonus: They Mime Loverboy’s “Working For the Weekend”

Aug 13, 2014

Arcade Fire’s tour de covers continued in Calgary, when they covered Feist’s “I Feel it All."  More

Aug 12, 2014

As Arcade Fire continue tour behind last year's Reflektor, Aussie producer Flume, a.k.a. Harley Edward Streten, have shared a special remix of the album standout "Afterlife." More

Aug 11, 2014

Over the course of their tour supporting  Reflektor, Arcade Fire have been pulling out a series of location-specific covers for each place they visited. More

Aug 04, 2014

Still going strong touring behind last year's ReflektorArcade Fire played the second of a two-day stint in Los Angeles last night. More

Devo, Dan Deacon, Pulp’s Steve Mackey, Television to Support Arcade Fire On Tour

Arcade Fire Confirm Opening Acts For Remainder of Reflektor Tour

Jul 17, 2014

Arcade Fire are wrapping up their Reflektor tour with a series of dates in North America. Today the band confirmed the list of bands that will join them for select dates. More

May 30, 2014

Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry has announced the release of his debut solo album, Music for Heart and Breath. More

Watch: Arcade Fire on “Jools Holland”

Reflektor Tour Marches On

May 28, 2014

Arcade Fire is across the pond right now, hot on the promotional trail.  More

May 16, 2014

Earlier this month Arcade Fire shared a teaser trailer for their "We Exist" music video. Today the full visual has premiered.  More

Arcade Fire Releases Teaser Video Featuring Andrew Garfield

"We Exist" as Spider-Man Shaves His Head

May 02, 2014

Arcade Fire has just released a 21 second teaser video featuring actor Andrew Garfield dressed in a dress and wig and shaving his head. More

May 02, 2014

Last night, iHeartRadio added itself to the list of unnecessary awards shows with its own inaugural program. More

Watch: Arcade Fire Perform Reflektor Outtake “Get Right”

Another City, Another Cover, One Long Tour

Apr 30, 2014

Arcade Fire’s cover-heavy tour marches on. More

Apr 29, 2014

At the exact moment Arcade Fire are delivering one of the most unique live show experiences with their Reflektor tour. More

Apr 28, 2014

Still just scratching the surface of the extensive set of performances they have scheduled for the rest of spring and the coming summer, Arcade Fire found themselves in America's midwest over the weekend. More

Apr 23, 2014

It’s Wednesday—and we’re still talking about Coachella. More

Apr 21, 2014

Closing out this year's Coachella Music Festival last night—complete with guest spots by Beck and some fake Daft Punk performers—Arcade Fire have announced that they will be returning to sunny California later this summer, having locked two headlining performances at The Forum in Los Angeles. More

Apr 10, 2014

It’s no secret that Arcade Fire loves covers. More

Mar 18, 2014

Last night in Philadelphia, Arcade Fire covered Boyz II MenMore

Mar 10, 2014

Currently traveling around the U.S. supporting their new album ReflektorArcade Fire stopped in the city of Minneapolis this past weekend. More

LCD Soundsystem to Release Entire Farewell Concert on Vinyl

For Record Store Day on April 19, Followed By Wide Release May 20

Feb 27, 2014

LCD Soundsystem's final concert at Madison Square Garden in NYC was documented a few years ago in the film Shut Up and Play the Hits. Now, the entire unabridged performance is being released in a 5-LP vinyl box set for Record Store Day, April 19.  More

Feb 21, 2014

Continuing to pull out all the stops on his big premiere week as host of The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon welcomed Arcade Fire as his musical guest on last night's program. More

Feb 20, 2014

At Next Sunday’s Academy Awards, we’ve got lots of favorites. But when it comes to the “Best Original Score” catagory our hearts and votes are with Arcade Fire andOwen Pallet. More

Feb 05, 2014

The Juno awards have been announced. Under the Radar favorites Arcade Fire and Tegan & Sara have been nominated in several categories.  More

Jan 30, 2014

Yesterday, Arcade Fire invaded Australian radio station Triple J.  More

Jan 23, 2014

Recently Arcade Fire was nominated for an Oscar for their work on Spike Jonze’s film HerMore

Under the Radar’s Top 50 Music Videos of 2013

Our Favorite Visuals of the Year

Jan 03, 2014

While the days of watching music videos on television are long gone, over the past several years the visual art form has certainly found second life (like so many other things) as an excellent online commodity. More

Jan 02, 2014

It’s nice to know that Rainn Wilson has been keeping busy since The Office came to an end.  More

Dec 18, 2013

Not to be left out of today's installment of unusual Christmas musicArcade Fire made a special appearance in the latest episode of comedian Zach Galifianakis' ongoing fake talk show, Between Two Ferns. More

Arcade Fire Add Tour Dates

Supporting Reflektor

Dec 04, 2013

"Due to overwhelming demand," Arcade Fire have added a number of new performances to their already massive arena tour in support of their new album Reflektor. More

Watch: Arcade Fire – “Afterlife” Video

A March of Internal Monologues

Nov 21, 2013

Because once is never enough, Arcade Fire released a second video for Reflektor cut “Afterlife” after filming a clip for the track at the YouTube Music AwardsMore

Arcade Fire Announce Arena Tour

North American Dates Start In March

Nov 15, 2013

After pulling off a number of intimate performances, Arcade Fire have finally announced a proper tour behind their new full-length album Reflektor. More

Nov 14, 2013

Here’s a random clip for you—Arcade Fire’s Win Butler singing the title track of Reflektor. More

Nov 08, 2013

While almost everyone seems to be in agreement that Arcade Fire's new album Reflektor will go down as one of the year's best, no one's critique of the record will likely be as funny or clever as the one St. Vincent's Annie Clark recently provided online.  More

Nov 04, 2013

Last night the inagural YouTube Music Awards took place in New York City at Pier 36. Kicking off the show Arcade Fire performed their excellent Reflektor track "Afterlife" for a live music video directed by Spike Jonze.  More

Nov 01, 2013

Last night Arcade Fire continued their ongoing run of intimate, small venue performances with a show at L.A.'s Hollywood Palladium. More

Arcade Fire and Spike Jonze to Collaborate on a “Live Music Video”

To Be Filmed November 3 At the YouTube Music Awards

Oct 31, 2013

Since Arcade Fire hasn’t done much to promote their new album Reflektor (pause for laughter), the band has enlisted Spike Jonze to direct a live music video for the song “Afterlife.” More

Watch: Arcade Fire on “Kimmel”

Perform "Afterlife" and "Flashbulb Eyes"

Oct 30, 2013

Last night, Arcade Fire celebrated the release of their new album Reflektor with a special show at the Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles. More

Arcade Fire To Play More Shows As The Reflektors

Listen to NPR "First Listen" Session

Oct 29, 2013

In the lead-up to the release of their highly-anticipated new album, Arcade Fire have been engaging in a  number of select, small-venue performances as The Reflektors. More

Oct 28, 2013

Over the weekend Neil Young held his annual Bridge School Benefit shows in Mountain View, CA.  More

Oct 24, 2013

Arcade Fire have unexpectedly posted a full-album stream of their wildly anticipated Reflektor on their official YouTube channel. The accompanying video is basically an album-length lyric video, set to the 1959 film Black Orpheus, which also made an appearance in the video for "Afterlife."   More

Watch: Arcade Fire Take Over “The Colbert Report”

Just a Reflection, a Reflection of a Stephen

Oct 22, 2013

Last night, Arcade Fire hit The Colbert Report, the next step in The Reflektors’ bid for world domination. More

Oct 22, 2013

Since it’s clearly Arcade Fire news day (er…excuse me, The Reflektors news day) here’s another fun fact: the band is slated to perform a “First Listen” session on NPR.  More

Watch: Arcade Fire Perform New Songs From “Reflektor” in Brooklyn

Including "Flashbulb Eyes," "Joan Of Arc," and More

Oct 21, 2013

Over the weekend Arcade Fire performed a pair of intimate performances in Brooklyn under the guise of their alter egos The Reflektors. More


Interviews

2015 Artist Survey: Will Butler of Arcade Fire

Butler on 2015's Best Albums, Music Streaming, the Election, Disastrous Dates, and Early Childhood Memories

Feb 23, 2016

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Will Butler of Arcade Fire. Butler also released a solo album, Policy, in 2015 on Merge. A shorter version of this interview ran in the Best of 2015 print issue, which is still on newsstands now. More


Reviews

Everything Now

Everything Now

Columbia

Aug 04, 2017

For almost the last 15 years Arcade Fire have been the torchbearers for indie rock, a rollicking collective of multi-instrumentalists who created a love affair with the early blogs of the new millennium.  More

Arcade Fire Leads a David Bowie Second Line Parade in New Orleans - A Full Report

Jan 17, 2016

Not long after news of David Bowie's death shocked the world last week, Arcade Fire and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band announced a second line parade through New Orleans' French Quarter to honor the late musician. (Traditionally, a New Orleans funeral involves two lines-the first, a somber march to the cemetery; the second parade is an animated, musical celebration of the deceased's life.) More

Arcade Fire in Concert at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

August 22nd, 2014

Aug 26, 2014

Arcade Fire is sometimes accused of being a bit too cerebral and serious. More

Reflektor

Reflektor

Merge

Oct 30, 2013

If we can agree on one thing about Arcade Fire's latest, the record's rollout has been nothing short of bizarre, between formalwear-required preview performances, numerous teaser snippets, and the gonzo, celebrity-packed television special. Now, we can finally peel back the mirrorball-like wrapping and find out if Reflektor lives up to its mystique. More

Coachella 2011 Day Two Report – Arcade Fire, Suede, Mumford & Sons, and Elbow

Apr 18, 2011

Day two of Coachella 2011 offered few surprises, but plenty of solid sets, including two British bands—one reunited '90s legends back for another try, and the other a star-making main stage performance from a band still on their debut album. More

The Suburbs

The Suburbs

Merge

Aug 02, 2010

Coming off the high concept of their epochal 2004 debut LP Funeral, Arcade Fire lost the plot a tad on 2007's Neon Bible. It meandered, and its bombast overwhelmed what at its core was a fine collection of songs. But on their third LP The Suburbs, they in a sense return to the form of Funeral, engendering a grand conceptual conceit. More