Posts Tagged ‘Arcade Fire’

July 13, 2017

Regine Chassagne

takes the leads on our latest preview from Arcade Fire’s next conceptual album Everything Now, and she’s super glam in its video, too. Feast your eyes and ears on Electric Blue, the fourth and final advance track from the album before it arrives soon on July 28th. It’s a wonderfully wavey and funky jam on which Regine shows off a range to her voice that was hitherto unknown. I mean, she’s always been a queen when it comes to her riveting vocals, but Electric Blue sees her taking her voice on immense and en point aerial adventures. Everything Now will be available on CD, cassette, and heavyweight black vinyl LP, as well as digitally of course, through an exclusive 360 degree partnership with global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now in synergy with the Sony Corporation. If you haven’t been following along with Everything Now Corp’s socials, and you dig tongue in cheek sardonic commentary about commercialism and the world as driven by corporate entities, you should check it out. I’m sure it’ll tickle you and bring forth a few giggles. Pre-order Everything Now, which was produced by Arcade Fire, Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk), and Steve Mackey, with co-production by Markus Dravs, here.

June 30, 2017

Fine new Arcade Fire tunes continue to roll out as the Grammy award winning band continues their “Everything Now” trek with new video and song Signs Of Life. “Everything Now Corp” has “taken over” the band’s socials as of late, and we’re now treated to another funky grooving jam that feels a bit like it’s from the Reflektor days, but with a late 70′s early 80′s ABBA feel that seems inherent in this new iteration of AF. Signs Of Life, which comes with a quirky paranormal investigation music video that seems to take the song quite literally, is our third taste from new album Everything Now, due out July 28th through “an exclusive 360-degree partnership with global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now, in synergy with Sony corporation.” Pre-order Everything Now, here.

June 16, 2017

So I’m exhausted, and I was actually going to call it a night, when I found out that Arcade Fire has unleashed the next single and video from their forthcoming album Everything Now after teasing Creature Comfort with a flurry of clips and even cereal boxes earlier this week in Dublin. Being the ginormous fan I am of The Arcade Fire, there was no hesitation involved in blasting the new tune in my living room. As soon as I heard Creature Comfort, I knew…. I had to hop on and share, STAT. Creature Comfort is an Arcade Fire JAM. Suddenly, I’m not tired anymore, and I’m ready to twirl all around the room. As much as Everything Now, the title track from their next album, is a new ABBA like evolution for an always changing band who puts out creative conceptual albums, Creature Comfort seems to harken back to an older iteration of their sound, but with a whole lot of pulsing, pounding dance energy. It even features Regine Chassagne on additional vocals alongside Win Butler, and it’s always such a treat to hear Regine. I can already see her dancing across the stage to Comfort Creature in my mind. I can’t wait to hear Creature Comfort live at the Oakland Arena this October. And I’ve already pre-ordered Everything Now. In fact, I’ve ordered the Day and Night bundle which includes some limited items. I couldn’t resist. Find out more about Arcade Fire’s forthcoming tour, here. Everything Now drops on July 28th. Pre-order, here

June 16, 2017

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Some of you young ones probably have no idea what Knight Rider is, but as an 80′s baby, I grew up to David Hasselhoff’s show with talking car KITT. Win Butler of Arcade Fire (also known as DJ Windows 98 though he doesn’t use the moniker here) pays tribute of sorts to the show with a synthcore driven remake of esteemed English electronic outfit BEAK>’s  Sex Music. The glorious ‘Knight Rider’ remix feels like a warped 80′s version of some of Arcade Fire’s Reflektor era funky grooving jams. It’s dark and eerie, but in a flashy glittering manner. BEAK>’s original is out digitally via Invada Records with a 7″ to follow.

June 1, 2017

It’s been a huge, huge day for a die hard fan of Arcade Fire like me. Not only has the Grammy award winning Canadian band officially unleashed a new tune via a captivating video, but that song, Everything Now, has been announced as the title track from their fifth album arriving this summer. The band will also be heading out on an extensive tour in support of their new full length. The Canadian collective is blowing a lot of minds with their new song, too. Arcade Fire is well known for taking their sound in a fresh direction with every new full length, and it seems they’ve gone an ABBA meets Bowie and LCD Soundsystem sort of disco-pop-rock route with the first taste from their next album. The more I listen to flute saturated Everything Now, the more my love for it grows. Find out more about the band’s forthcoming tour on their website, here. They’ll be playing the Oakland Arena in October, and I’m all ready to snag my tickets when they go on sale. As for Everything Now, you can pre-order from various outlets, here. Some nice bundles featuring limited edition items are available from the official store. I couldn’t resist snagging the Day And Night bundle earlier. Like I said, I’m a huge, huge Arcade Fire fan. 

January 20, 2017

My day has been long and insanely stressful, thanks to my day job, yet it couldn’t get any better now that both Gorillaz and now Arcade Fire have dropped fresh new material for us to lap up in all eagerness and love. “It’s never been more important that we stick together and take care of each other” states Mavis Staples and Arcade Fire as they partner up on an empowering anthem from which all proceeds will go to the American Civil Liberties Union. That’s right, I Give You Power is Arcade Fire’s own foray into the political music pervading the music scene this week. Funky strutting, soulful burning electronica evokes a mixture of Bowie, Soulwax/2manydjs, and, as talented singer songwriter/producer SHEARE himself had put it quite perceptively earlier today, “Yeezus daft punk era production”. I Give You Power feels like the next evolution of Reflektor, though the rumor is that this is a one off and not a taste from a future full length album (that should be arriving later this year, weeee!). 

November 21, 2014
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It takes some courage to cover Arcade Fire. It takes big balls to cover something as classic, timeless, and collectively loved as Arcade Fire’s Wake Up, a song that always unifies what feels like the whole wide world whenever it’s played at festivals. Some people consider it to be the defining song of a generation. I give my props to Montgomery’s gorgeous, airy cover. In some ways, it’s like Mr. Little Jeans’ cover of The Suburbs… more electric and dreamy, but it’s far more delicate, milky, and angelic. It also seems to emphasize the melancholy that is so deeply seated in the anthem. The Australian artist’s cover is a stripped down, goosebump raising, ethereal treat. Revisit Montgomery’s original tune War Cry below while we’re here. It’s lovely.

September 5, 2014
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This was actually one of the very first things I happened to notice announced on my Facebook feed after I got into work this morning. So, play by play, I read Sir Sly’s status update, announcing that they’ve covered Arcade Fire’s After Life. Pan to me, and I basically dropped my jaw and said, out loud, “you did WHAT?”. No joke. That was my immediate, natural reaction. First of all, I love Arcade Fire. Second of all, I love Arcade Fire. Third of all, though I’m a Sir Sly fan, too, Arcade Fire songs are not easy to cover, particularly songs off their fourth album Reflektor. Notice there aren’t many Arcade Fire covers or remixes around. But I kept my mind open, and I hit the play button on the Los Angeles band’s Afterlife cover. Do you all remember the cover Mr. Little Jeans did a couple years ago? Yea, that one, the one of The Suburbs, that basically helped launch her indie career after everyone was floored by how successfully she’d done it. This is like that. Sir Sly took Afterlife and created a very dreamy, slinkingly slow atmosphere out of the tune, with fantastic vocals to match and haunting electronic production to pair. You’ve erased my doubts, Sir Sly. This is a great cover. You’ve created something very new out of the original.

September 5, 2014
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This was actually one of the very first things I happened to notice announced on my Facebook feed after I got into work this morning. So, play by play, I read Sir Sly’s status update, announcing that they’ve covered Arcade Fire’s After Life. Pan to me, and I basically dropped my jaw and said, out loud, “you did WHAT?”. No joke. That was my immediate, natural reaction. First of all, I love Arcade Fire. Second of all, I love Arcade Fire. Third of all, though I’m a Sir Sly fan, too, Arcade Fire songs are not easy to cover, particularly songs off their fourth album Reflektor. Notice there aren’t many Arcade Fire covers or remixes around. But I kept my mind open, and I hit the play button on the Los Angeles band’s Afterlife cover. Do you all remember the cover Mr. Little Jeans did a couple years ago? Yea, that one, the one of The Suburbs, that basically helped launch her indie career after everyone was floored by how successfully she’d done it. This is like that. Sir Sly took Afterlife and created a very dreamy, slinkingly slow atmosphere out of the tune, with fantastic vocals to match and haunting electronic production to pair. You’ve erased my doubts, Sir Sly. This is a great cover. You’ve created something very new out of the original.

OFFICIAL VID: Arcade Fire – You Already Know

August 15, 2014

Yesterday, I said it was an awesome day, because Alt-J released a new tune. Today, I proclaim another awesome day, because Arcade Fire released a new video. I’m a devoted Arcade Fire fan, so of course, I can’t let the new video slide. I must share. The clip for You Already Know, which is an artsy play on live studio footage videos, does a quirky turn on art performing art. The whole thing was filmed and directed by Win Butler himself, who I had the pleasure of briefly meeting two weeks ago, the night prior to Arcade Fire’s show at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. Yep. I met him. I met THE Win Butler. Then I got to hear tunes off all their albums, live, the next night. It was a happy week for this Arcade Fire fan. Watch the video for the song below. You Already Know, is of course, off AF’s recent album Reflektor, their fourth and another work of brilliance. I already can’t wait for a new AF album.