Though typically the one’s being covered and sampled by artists such as Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kimbra, Nas, and others, the boys of Tears for Fears decided that some ‘reciprocal cross-generational love was in order’. The resulting cover of Arcade Fire’s Ready to Start is absolutely lovely.
I recently found this cover of Arcade Fire’s Suburbs by a London-based singer Mr. Little Jeans. I didn’t think it was possible to make a cover of Arcade Fire that would be better than the original. It’s elegant, luscious and instantly likable.
Check out this sweet clip below of Arcade Fire at Coachella this year, made for The Creators Project. For the encore of their set, the epic track Wake Up, the band got with the director Chris Milk again (the man who made the interactive This Wilderness Downtown clip) to cascade hundreds of beachballs filled with LEDs into the crowd. About as interactive a light show as you’ll see.
When Arcade Fire won Album of the Year, a certain percentage of the population had their mindhole explode. This Tumblr page documents the feeling when Eminem and Lady Gaga miss out to some Canuck nobodies.
Having just conquered the Reading and Leeds Festival, New York power-pop-surf band The Drums are offering a free MP3 of their cover of Arcade Fire’s We Used To Wait, which they played live at BBC Three Live Lounge.
This poster was created by Barcelona-based artist Alex Trochut, using denim, embroidery and bleach. The piece was commissioned as a gift for the band by Another Planet Entertainment.
The rhythms and melodies in this track by The Arcade Fire roll and roll with a wonderful, stuttering urgency, breaking down tragically and heroically in parts before regrouping again for its triumphant finale. Even the great David Bowie is humbled by the intensity of the delivery and the sheer brilliance of the songwriting.
We’re lucky to get a consistent stream of music coming our way – most of it pretty good. I’ve recently enjoyed listening to the new Arcade Fire album, Neon Bible. The music is multi-layered, emotionally charged and fresh. I’m a big fan of The Doves, and Arcade Fire share similar characteristics (though I notice that […]
Our friends at Aussie company Cake Wines are at it again: putting a clever twist on something that most of us take for granted. First they re-invented the wine label as an art canvas. Now they’re embracing the live music scene in Australia with their epic Support the Support campaign, a rally cry for punters to get out to gigs early and give the support band/DJ some love. Some much needed LOVE.
I can’t believe it’s been 14 years since Aussie music legends (and I don’t use that term lightly), Architecture in Helsinki, first graced the stages of inner-city Melbourne and Sydney. I was playing in bands myself back then, keeping one eye on my ever-growing Marshall stack and the other on the local band scene. And while I’ve long since moved behind the keypad and left my guitar to gather dust, these guys keep going. And going. And going. Phew!
While Big Day Out is an institution and right of passage for any young Australian who lives close enough to a capital city, 2014’s instalment kind of had me wondering – why isn’t this sold out and where the hell is everyone? Perhaps it was that the day fell on Australia Day – a bogan excuse to get drunk and spit “national pride” into the faces of anyone who’ll come close enough to you, or perhaps it’s that the “big festival” is a dying breed in Australia. Whatever the cause – y’all missed out.
The weather is hot and the days are long. For Australian music lovers such as ourselves, this can only mean one thing: the Big Day Out is not far away. But with so many great acts to see in the one day, we’ve done you a favour and narrowed down the long list of bands to see to a few definites. Of course, there are the headliners (Pearl Jam and Arcade Fire), and the other big guns (The Hives, Beady Eye, Deftones, Snoop Lion and Flume), but you need to know about these up-and-comers. So grab out a crayon and get ready to scribble these names down.
If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, then you need to check out Palma Violets, an indie rock/garage rock band from London and currently signed to the famous Rough Trade Records (The Strokes, The Libertines and Arcade Fire). The British quartet released their first studio album in February called 180, and […]