Posted in music | pictures on October 29, 2013

"The Reflektors" in Bushwick earlier this month (more by Eric Kayne)
Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire have had no lack of a rollout for their new album, Reflektor, which is out today (10/29), and that continued last night (10/28) when they performed songs from it live at Capitol Studios in LA for an NPR broadcast. In honor of Lou Reed, who sadly passed away this weekend, the band included portions of Lou's "Perfect Day" and "Satellite of Love" in their set. Listen to the full performance below.

Arcade Fire's release shows continue in LA tonight at Capitol Records. Updated dates are listed, along with the stream of last night's performance, below...

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Arcade Fire live from Capitol Studios in LA - 10/28/13

("Perfect Day" comes in at around 17 minutes, and "Satellite of Love" at around 22)

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Arcade Fire -- 2013 Tour Dates
10-29 Los Angeles, CA - Capitol Records
10-31 Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
11-11 London, England - Roundhouse
11-12 London, England - Roundhouse
11-15 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowland
11-16 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowland
11-22 Paris, France - Venue TBA
11-27 Blackpool, England - Empress Ballroom

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Comments (12)

huh, and i was wondering how long it would take Arcade Filler to butcher Lou Reed.

Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2013 12:18 PM

Almost every tribute to Lou Reed has been safe obvious choices. Perfect Day and Satellite of Love? Predictable. When is someone going to cover Street Hassle, Venus in Furs, etc....

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2013 12:24 PM

Devotchka do a great cover of Venus. I'm sure they'll break it out at their next show.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2013 12:38 PM

...because Spacemen 3 already (basically) covered Street Hassle 25 years ago?

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2013 12:48 PM

When did singing a few lines over a totally unrelated song become a "cover"??

They paid tribute for sure, but such click-bait bullshit for BV and Pitchfork to make headlines out of this.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2013 1:29 PM

1224 Start your own band. As if Street Hassle & Venus in Furs are some deep cuts.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2013 1:35 PM

Art trash.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2013 1:48 PM

They should've covered something off of Metal Machine Music.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2013 2:37 PM

"As if Street Hassle & Venus in Furs are some deep cuts."

The point is that they are choosing obvious songs. Most Lou Reed deep cuts are pretty bad anyways.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2013 2:46 PM

Wanna hear Win sing "I Want To Be Black"

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2013 3:02 PM

I'd like to hear Sasha Frere-Jones sing "I Want To Be Black."

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2013 5:37 PM

I'm loving the progression of this band, they are such a fresh sound in the age where 90% of the musicians (if that's what we call them) don't have the balls to think outside the box or write there own songs, but still funeral is my favorite album, hands down.

Posted by Panroc | October 23, 2014 5:44 PM

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