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 […]
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 […]
I’ve never been one to make good comparisons and this band has been linked to many of my favourites, from Joy Division, Arcade Fire, Black Keys and Interpol. But considering the diverse collection of styles within their music, PAPA stand out. Top track, Put Me to Work, is what heavy nights jamming at CBGB must […]
Yes, I know Arcade Fire and others have been there done that with the interactive music video, but this one is more ‘Museum of Me‘ and less ‘I know where you live’, using Facebook connect to pull your own images into the song’s story (AF used Google maps to zoom in on your house).
Hailing from Iceland, this six-piece band, whose fantasy world is brought to life in their music, have been compared to the likes of Arcade Fire, Laura Marling, and elements of Bat for Lashes, and a sweeter dash of The Vaselines. They meld traditional sea-shanty folk, using male and female vocals, and beautiful harmonies, with tales […]
Okay, so last month, we found Nicolas Cage emoting to Arcade Fire’s My Body Is a Cage. Now, thanks to the sharp editing of a certain Adam Lucas, we find the actor silently acting out all four minutes and thirty-three minutes of experimental John Cage’s seminal 1952 work.