Arcade Fire

Sights And Sounds Of Coachella 2014

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Music

Coachella 2014, North America's biggest music festival, has wrapped up its first weekend blowout with headlining performances by Outkast, Muse and Arc...

Everything You Need To Know About The 2014 Juno Awards

HuffPost Canada Music | Julijana Capone | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada Music

The city declared earlier this year to be colder than an uninhabitable planet is getting ready to shed some layers for Canada’s biggest music party,...

WATCH: Arcade Fire's 'Afterlife' Wins Best Canadian Music Video

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire's stunning "Afterlife" video, which we declared last fall was "better than most 2013 movies," was named the the best Canadian music video ...

WATCH: Arcade Fire Stop Concert To Help Distressed Fan

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire's Win Butler very busy on stage but the musician had the decency to halt a Cleveland gig Sunday night to help a concert goer in obvious d...

Win Butler: Quebec Shouldn't Emulate France's 'Major Race Problems'

CBC | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire's lead vocalist Win Butler says racial tensions in France should serve as a warning to Quebec that that country's approach to s...

Broken Bells 'Naive' About Using The 'D' Word In Their Album Title

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Music

When Shins frontman James Mercer and wunderkind producer Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton), collectively known as Broken Bells, decided to name their so...

Arcade Fire In Haiti: Out Of The Suburbs, Into The Carnival

HuffPost Canada Music | Edwin Erazo (text) and Hilda Pellerano (photos) | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Music

Since the release of Arcade Fire's 2004 debut album "Funeral," which prominently featured the song "Haiti," it became evident that the Canadian band h...

WATCH: The Ten Best Canadian Music Videos

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire have two videos nominated from their "Reflektor" album as part of the Prism Prize Top 10 list which also includes videos by Hollerado, Dra...

Arcade Fire, Eminem Headline Squamish Music Fest

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

This summer's Squamish Valley Music Festival is set to be the biggest in its history, with Arcade Fire, Eminem and Bruno Mars headlining the three-day...

Arcade Fire, Outkast Headline Coachella Music Fest

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

A decade after the Arcade Fire's initial conflagration, the band have embiggened themselves into the indie U2 and the latest evidence of their cultur...

Who Made 2013's Best Music Videos?

The Huffington Post Canada | Melody Lau | Posted 12.31.2013 | Canada Music

Music has learned to evolve and adapt to the plethora of technological advancements throughout the years and this includes music videos. Having to sta...

Noel Gallagher Has Some Choice Words For Arcade Fire

The Huffington Post Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Music

Noel Gallagher had some pause for reflection this week but it didn't benefit Arcade Fire at all. In an interview with Rolling Stone the former Oasi...

The 13 Best Canadian Albums of 2013

HuffPost Canada Music | Liisa Ladouceur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

In 2013, more than ever before, Canadian music didn't just follow what was going on in the rest of the world — a world where "pop" continues to be t...

Arcade Fire Want Fans In Formal Wear For Arena Shows?!?

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Music

When Arcade Fire staged some surprise gigs as the Reflektors in Montreal and New York earlier this year, the band asked fans to come to the concerts i...

Listen To Arcade Fire's Reflektor NOW

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire's upcoming album Reflektor was slated for an Oct. 28 release. Unfortunately, someone leaked it. In response the band made the best of a ba...

Basia Bulat Casts 'Tall Tall Shadow' With Some Arcade Fire Light

Vish Khanna | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada Music

It's mostly thanks to a circumstantial social circle but, when it comes to making her own records, Basia Bulat has a thing for Arcade Fire. The dis...

WATCH: Arcade Fire Doc Teases New Album

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire definitely know how to drum up excitement for their upcoming album, 'Reflektor'. Not only did the Montreal band perform on the season open...

What I Learned This Week: Pamper the Best But Don't Dump on the Rest

Andy Nulman | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Just about every business still breathing --from airlines to coffee shops to media properties to financial institutions to hotel chains to comedy festivals to pizza parlours -- have some sort of "frequent user" or "subscriber" program that separates the loyal "US" from the random "THEM." But here's what I learned this week as I flew by the long museum line

Arcade Fire Apologizes For Defacing Couple's Workplace

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Music

An Austin, Texas writer and his wife got the attention of Arcade Fire singer and guitarist Win Butler yesterday after voicing their displeasure at the...

Arcade Fire Doesn't Need the Media, the Media Needs Them

Michael Barclay | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Music
Michael Barclay

Arcade Fire do not play traditional media games -- or rather, they do so only when it suits them. They prefer offbeat, quirky stunts like cryptic album trailers or spontaneous shows in suburban parking lots to traditional media campaigns. They don't need the media; the media needs them.

Arcade Fire Announce 'Reflektor' Is Double Album

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire's highly anticipated album 'Reflektor' began hyping pre-orders last night with two interesting tidbits regarding the Oct. 29 release: it'l...

WATCH: Arcade Fire's Interactive (And Original Recipe 'Reflektor' Videos

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Music

After wowing fans with "The Suburbs" interactive short film "The Wilderness Downtow," -- which eerily combined their song "We Used To Wait" with Googl...

How I Became a Katy Perry Sympathizer

Natalia Yanchak | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada Music
Natalia Yanchak

Currently making the rounds on Facebook is this parenting blog post about our responsibility to teach kids about "good music." What a load of hipster-douchebag crap. My retort: How on earth did your kids get exposed to this "shitty" music in the first place? So when my eight-year-old daughter decides her favourite singer is Katy Perry, what do I do? In my mind, my daughter must make her own decisions.

Surprise! New Arcade Fire Material Debuts At TIFF

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Music

By now we all know that the video for Reflektor, the first single from Arcade Fire’s forthcoming album, will be premiering Monday at 9pm, but that...

Tears For Fears Cover Arcade Fire (Yes, Really)

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Music

Normally, an aging '80s band covering an au courant act would be a recipe for disaster. But Tears For Fears take on Arcade Fire's "Ready To Start" is ...