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Arcade Fire’s Régine Chassagne: “Jay Z blackmailed me to support Tidal”

From L.E Obb, in Quebec.

Régine Chassagne of Arcade Fire has sensationally claimed that Jay Z forced her to appear on stage at the launch of TIDAL using “manipulation, blackmail and psychological torture.” 253 more words

An Arcade Fire odyssey pt. II - Arcade Fire at Hyde Park

In the summer of 2014 I wrote about the Arcade Fire a lot. This is a review sent to the UK’s Catholic Herald after it had earlier printed a review by me of Bob Dylan at the Royal Albert Hall. 501 more words

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Will Butler: Policy

For those of you that can’t wait for the next Arcade Fire album, the new album from member Will Butler, Policyis the closest thing to one you’ll get this year. 37 more words

Arcade Fire: ‘Reflektor’

Arcade Fire has never been known for its sense of humor.

The sprawling Montreal ensemble shot to the top of the indie rock pecking order with three albums of earnest, plangent, fitfully electric anthems about childhood and death, with a sprinkling of geopolitical dirges and riffs on the corrosive influence of technology. 736 more words

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P-A-R-T-Y Wasn't I Invited?!

I’m the type of person who sometimes lives in fear – fear of missing out, or as it’s more popularly known FOMO (often seen with a hashtag in front of it). 589 more words

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Arcade Fire's Butler, Chassagne to open Haitian resto in Montreal

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne are opening a Haitian resto here this summer.

The locations and the opening date were not revealed, but the restaurant will be called Agrikol, only a couple of letters shy of the Caribbean sugar-cane liquor rhum agricole. 218 more words

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An Arcade Fire odyssey: a look back at all four albums

Funeral (2004)

The setting is freezing Montreal, where the band formed in circa 2003: “And if the snow buries my neighborhood; and if our parents are crying, then I’ll dig a tunnel from my window to yours.” Themes of childhood and escape link the early songs, the ‘Neighborhood’ sequence. 837 more words

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