For those of you that can’t wait for the next Arcade Fire album, the new album from member Will Butler, Policy, is the closest thing to one you’ll get this year. 37 more words
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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
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
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
Yesterday Jay Z relaunched his recently purchased music streaming service, TIDAL, and with it came a boat load of exclusive releases. Most notably, The White Stripes’ first ever television appearance from May 28, 2000 on Detroit Public TV’s ‘Backstage Pass’. 131 more words