Posted in music on August 14, 2014

Arcade Fire at Fuji Rocks Fest 2014 (more by Erina Uemura)
Fuji Rocks

Arcade Fire's massive fourth album Reflektor has been out for almost a year now and it's still producing new singles, like "You Already Know" which just got the music video treatment. You can watch that below.

As you probably know, Arcade Fire have been doing covers at the shows on their ongoing tour specific to the location they're in. You can watch a couple of the recent ones -- Feist's "I Feel It All" (after the bobbleheads mimed Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend") in Calgary and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in Washington -- below. The tour hits NYC on August 22, 23 & 24 at Barclays Center with the reunited Unicorns and Dan Deacon opening all three dates, plus NYC punk legends Television on night 3. Who will they cover at those?

Australian hotshot producer Flume also recently remixed Reflektor track "Afterlife." You can stream that as well, with those videos, below...

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Arcade Fire - "You Already Know" Official Video

Arcade Fire - "I Feel It All" (Feist cover) in Calgary

Arcade Fire - "Rococo" w/ "Smells Like Teen Spirit" snippet in Washington

Arcade Fire - "Afterlife" (Flume cover)

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Comments (41)

BV, you forgot one thing:

TICKETS TO ALL THREE SHOWS ARE STILL AVAILABLE

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 10:24 AM

I read somewhere else that Arcade Fire can't sell tickets to those Barclay's shows, so are offering a half-price Groupon. Maybe their 15 minutes is up, and our national nightmare is over?

I see a future where Arcade Fire and Decemberists are touring Gap stores, and nobody shows up.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 10:24 AM

i love arcade fire, and these barclays shows are going to be great!

especially because i got some nosebleeds for 40 percent off face value.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 10:32 AM

^Sounds intimate. I'm sure you'll have a life-changing, Garden State-esque experience. Maybe you can live tweet it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 10:34 AM

what cover in brooklyn??

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 10:34 AM

oof.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 10:37 AM

Guarantee they'll bring James Murphy out for a LCD Soundsystem cover one of the nights in Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 10:39 AM

In Brooklyn, they'll do "Annoying Spoiled Douchebags," "Talentless Fucks," and "Guilty of Being White."

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 10:40 AM

You already know is a big freedia song

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 10:43 AM

10:34, that reference is even older than good arcade fire songs

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 10:46 AM

Hey guys, I'm going to move to Brooklyn, get a cool tattoo, and see Arcade Fire at Barclay's. Go Nets!

Anybody need a roommate in Jefftown?

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 10:47 AM

Listen, I find them kind of annoying like seemingly most of the rest of the world, but can someone tell me who their imitators are? I mean to say, I say San Fermin this weekend which had more than a passing nod to The National, and it got me wondering what "lesser" (or just plain "other") bands are copping the AF thing? I can't think of any, or at least any that I have heard.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 10:49 AM

10:46, your logic is flawed. Arcade Fire never had good songs.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 10:50 AM

10:49, I'm not sure you're hearing a lot of people imitate Arcade Fire's sound and style. It's more a case of people adopting their generic blandness.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 10:54 AM

We're in the era of "Groupon Rock." Finally.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 10:55 AM

Beigecore

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 10:58 AM

This barclays three night run is a promotion didaster. The only way they had a chance of selling these shows out was for them to do them was just when the album came out when there was a lot of hype with the bobblehead thing.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 11:04 AM

The only way they had a chance of selling these shows out was if they only played those three shows, then stopped touring forever.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 11:18 AM

They pulled a 1direction and put dates onsale many many many months early!

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 11:38 AM

"They pulled a 1direction and put dates onsale many many many months early!"

You're missing like another four "many"s. Tickets went on sale in December 2013.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 11:54 AM

Beastie Boys cover, probably a little medley bc at least one of the dudes is gonna come out with them

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 11:56 AM

Cover possibilities:

Beastie Boys
LCD Soundsystem
A Loud Wet Fart
Velvet Underground/Lou Reed
Ramones

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 12:03 PM

how come every time these idiots come out with their stupid bobble heads and do 1/4 of a cover song people consider it newsworthy?

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 12:13 PM

They could cover the iPods one - or more - of the nights. That is a band with REAL diversity from track to track.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 12:18 PM

It isn't "newsworthy". Someone gave BV a little "bonus" to post something about this band because of the failed ticket sales. I mean, Groupon? That's sad.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 12:21 PM

They are going to cover "Crucified" thinking Agnostic Front wrote it, and be exposed as NYHC noobs in the process.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 12:29 PM

Embarrassed to admit I actually laughed at 12:18...

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 12:34 PM

I went from being enraged that I got shut out of Judson Church shows, to being completely stoked for both nights at MSG, to utterly not giving a fuck about these shows. These guys have run their course for me.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 12:48 PM

I picked up discount tix on Groupon for the Television show. Wouldn't have gone otherwise and have never seen them. Figure better catch them now as they are devolving rapidly. Hear they are going to cover "Words Get Stuck in My Throat" as Booji Boy bobbleheads.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 12:55 PM

For Barclays they should definitely cover Ohio Players, since that is where the majority of their NYC fan base comes from

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 12:59 PM

They should cover Fartin' In The AF Pit by The Baby Carrots.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 1:13 PM

There is an Arcade Fire Groupon for Boston too.

Sad times. hehe

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 1:59 PM

Hey Arcade Fire, nobody cares. Break up.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 2:03 PM

groupon site says that over 1,000 of those 50% off tix were sold for the sunday show

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 2:45 PM

big lol, for anyone using a groupon to buy arcade fire tickets. somewhere along the line you made terrible choices.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 2:58 PM

i like to eat some hummus before a show and stand next to a group of beautiful women and let out some noxious gas

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 3:01 PM

@3:01 if neko case is in the group, it'll be a welcome relief...brang on the hummass

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 3:21 PM

The iPods joke above is dumb but I laughed anyway. So much hate on this thread - a nice change of pace.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 4:51 PM

Does anyone recall that fart in the pit from the last time these chumps played here?

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 4:56 PM

10 years and four great albums. Not bad for 15 minutes of fame.theres a lot of morons on this page who know nothing about music.


Posted by foley pat | August 17, 2014 7:47 AM

Foley Pat, you're an idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2014 9:17 AM

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