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Bonnaroo 2011: The Ten-Mile Odyssey and Orwellian Undertones Are Still Worth It

This year, I was excited to see both Sleigh Bells and Band of Skulls, but many others had the same idea, since both performances were relatively packed, considering they were both tent shows on Thursday. Neither band disappointed, whether it was explosive sounds and lights from Sleigh Bells or the bluesy cords of Band of Skulls. I had gone into the festival predicting that Band of Skulls will make the same type of jump in exposure as Mumford & Sons had during the previous year…

20 Jun 2011 | 1 comment | More

The Creators Project Takes On Coachella with Visual Collaborations from Interpol, Animal Collective and Arcade Fire

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The Creators Project, a cultural and technological alliance between Vice and Intel which supports and fosters the work of upcoming artists worldwide, has partnered with Coachella to make the music festival experience that much more fantastical, futuristic and grand.

10 Apr 2011 | More

Arcade Fire Confirm Spring US Tour Dates

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The Grammy award-winning band that Bieber weepers and former talk show hosts haven’t heard of is set to embark on a Spring tour of the U.S. that will commence on April 9 in Broomfield, CO, and wrap on May 6 at the annual Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Local Natives, The National, Okkervil River and Explosions in the Sky have all been tapped for support along the way.

22 Feb 2011 | More

Carrie’s Top 10s for 2010 – Mumford & Sons, The Dead Weather, Spiritualized, Lady Gaga

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This list is what happens when you allow a critic who doesn’t vibe to MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Beach House and Salem near a keyboard and dusty headphones. Admittedly, I am behind on (or completely opposed to) some trends like the proliference of opium den electro and twinkly indie…

21 Dec 2010 | More

Arcade Fire Confirms Fall North American Tour Dates

Having just secured the top spot on the Billboard charts for their third studio effort The Suburbs, Arcade Fire has just confirmed a round of North American tour dates set to begin September 22nd in St. Paul, MN. The trek will wrap in Monterrey, MX on October 12th.

13 Aug 2010 | More

Lollapalooza 2010 Day Three: Frightened Rabbit, Yeasayer, The National, Arcade Fire

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Chalk it up to a heart-on-sleeve pre-determined route, dragging my feet to as much angst as possible between Frightened Rabbit, the National and Arcade Fire, but Lollapalooza’s final day was ready to tug on some sentimental strings from the get-go…

9 Aug 2010 | 1 comment | More

Arcade Fire and Spoon at Madison Square Garden, 08.04.10

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The ultra-ambitious and utterly magnificent Arcade Fire took it to church and set the rafters alight for the first date of their two-night stand at New York City’s venerable Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. Just three albums into their – dare I say, worshipped – career, and the Garden is the only room left in town for this multi-instrumentalist Montreal collective to play.

5 Aug 2010 | 1 comment | More

Arcade Fire – ‘The Suburbs’

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Win Butler has a heart like a wheel, and with Arcade Fire’s third studio effort, has taken his and the celebrated Montreal septet’s wanderlust to the street where you live. Like the Houston neighborhood of Butler’s childhood that inspired it, The Suburbs is a quietly devastating and infinitely gracious mid-tempo rhapsody in beige.

2 Aug 2010 | 6 comments | More

Arcade Fire to Support Haiti by Matching Donations to KANPE

Arcade Fire announced to 45,000 fans that they will match donations made to the newly-founded KANPE during a show played at the Quebec City Summer Festival this week.

14 Jul 2010 | More

Arcade Fire Confirms ‘Suburbs’ Tracklisting

Late last week, the Arcade Fire confirmed the tracklisting for their third studio release, The Suburbs, due out August 3rd on Merge Records.

21 Jun 2010 | More