Entries tagged with: Arcade Fire
Tickets for the third Arcade Fire show at Barclays Center go on BrooklynVegan presale today from 9 AM to 10 PM (choose the "Promotions & Special Offers" pulldown in "ticket type" and then use password: "VeganFire3").
A Live Nation presale starts at 10 AM. Tickets for their other two Barclays Center shows are still available.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Arcade Fire at ACL 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Last week, Arcade Fire added a third Barclays Center (8/24) show to their tour. Tickets for that show go on sale to the general public Friday (12/13) at 10 AM, but there's an exclusive BrooklynVegan presale on Thursday (12/12) from 9 AM to 10 PM.
Check back here at 8 AM on Thursday for the password. UPDATE: choose "Promotions & Special Offers" pulldown in "ticket type" and then use password "VeganFire3"
After the BV presale, a Live Nation presale begins at 10 AM. Tickets for Arcade Fire's other two Barclays Center dates (8/22 & 8/23) are still available.
Additionally, we've got a few pairs of tickets to giveaway to the third night (8/24), and details on how to enter to win those are below...
Queens of the Stone Age at ACL 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Queens of the Stone Age made a solid comeback this year with ...Like Clockwork, an album which has ended up on many year-end lists, including NME, Rolling Stone, Paste, SPIN, Q, Mojo, Amazon and Rough Trade. We asked them to send a list of their favorite albums of the year. They're a big band, and their list mostly includes other big bands (and big solo artists), but it's also got a certain Jack White-approved compilation, and two relatively smaller artists, Earthless and Kurt Vile, so kudos to those guys for being QOTSA-approved. You can check out the full list below.
QOTSA's best of 2013 list below...
Arcade Fire at MSG in 2010 (more by Jonathan Bayer)
ArcadeFire.com and Reflektor pre-order presales start Tuesday (12/10) at 10 AM and a Live Nation presale starts Thursday (12/12) at 10 AM. General on-sale begins this Friday (12/13) at 10 AM. Tickets for their other two Barclays dates are still available.
Noel Gallagher @ Coachella 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
You know you've made it when Noel Gallagher starts dissing you. In a new year-end interview with Rolling Stone, Gallagher, who's had a "dog-shit year," was asked about some of 2013's bigger LPs. He likes David Bowie's ("fucking masterpiece") and Yeezus ("fucking great") and Disclosure's Settle ("fucking mega"). Arcade Fire? Not as much. In typical style:
I haven't heard it. Anybody that comes back with a double album, to me, needs to pry themselves out of their own asshole. This is not the Seventies, okay? Go and ask Billy Corgan about a double album. Who has the fucking time, in 2013, to sit through 45 minutes of a single album? How arrogant are these people to think that you've got an hour and a half to listen to a fucking record?Someone should remind Gallagher that Oasis' third album, Be Here Now, was a double album that clocks in two minutes longer than Reflektor. He also has a few words about Arcade Fire's "super not mandatory" dress code:
That is to take away from the shit disco that's coming out of the speakers. Because everybody's dressed as one of the Three Musketeers on acid. "What was the gig like?" "I don't know, everyone was dressed as a teddy bear in the Seventies." "Yeah, but what was the gig like?" "Ah, fuck knows, man, I have no idea. I was dressed as a flying saucer."You've got plenty of time to get your UFO suit ready for Arcade Fire's three Barclays Center shows, which happen August 22, 23 & 24 of 2014. Tickets are still available for the first two, and the 8/24 show goes on sale December 13 with an AmEx presale starting Monday (12/9) at 10 AM.
Gallagher was also asked about Miley Cyrus, to whom he offers this advice:
Be good. Don't be outrageous. Anybody can be outrageous! I could go to the Rolling Stone office and fucking shit on top of a boiled egg, right? And people would go, "Wow, fucking hell, that's outrageous!" But is it any good? No, because, essentially, it's just a shit on top of a boiled egg. That's all it is. If I was to go to your office and play you a song that I'd just written that was amazing, that would be better, wouldn't it?There's lot more where that came from and you can read the whole interview at Rolling Stone.
UK music weekly NME has just published its end-of-year issue, with their Top 50 LPs and Tracks of 2013. As for the albums list, we'll let you read on to find out what their #1 pick is, but it might just be the one NME called "absolutely and unarguably the most incredible album of [said band's] career" and "the greatest record of the last decade." It's not Palma Violets, who were last year's Track of the Year, as their debut LP came in at #32 on the list.
As for tracks, their single of the year is a pretty obvious (certainly ubiquitous) choice. Check out the full lists of NME's Top 50 LPs and Tracks below...
Arcade Fire in Brooklyn in October (more)
As discussed, Arcade Fire are going on a massive tour in 2014 that comes to NYC on August 22 and 23 at Barclays Center. Since we last spoke, they've expanded the tour, and it now includes a third date happening at Barclays Center on August 24. Tickets for the first two nights are still available, and the third one is not on sale yet but you can check back at that same link for updates. Updated dates are listed below.
Vampire Weekend @ Roseland in April (more by Robert Altman)
The Monday after Thanksgiving Weekend is looking to be Official Year-End List Day, as we've already got SPIN, and Paste, (plus ones from UK mags Q and Mojo) and now here's the one from elder rock statesman Rolling Stone, who have Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City in the top spot, with Kanye West's Yeezus at #2. RS' Top 10 also makes room for John Fogerty, Paul McCartney, Lorde and more. Haim are at #31 for those keeping score. You can check out their entire Top 50 LPs of 2013 list (which includes a couple EPs) below...
Phosphorescent at Rough Trade NYC (more by Amanda Hatfield)
by Andrew Sacher
It's the first work week of December and the year-end music lists for 2013 keep piling in. We just saw album lists from Q and Mojo, and now we get a list from a US publication, SPIN. There's not too many surprises on this one. Like last year, it shares its #1 with the highest Pitchfork-rated album of the year, and in general it features many of the albums we expect to see on these kinds of lists, including a lot of the year's big-name comebacks like My Bloody Valentine, Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, Queens of The Stone Age, Boards of Canada and Nine Inch Nails, plus big breakouts like Haim and Disclosure. There are a few interesting omissions though, like Savages.
Check out their full list below...
by Bill Pearis
Bill Calahan's album Dream River has topped MOJO magazine's Best Albums of 2013 list which is in the new year-end issue. Seems about right for a magazine that had both Paul McCartney on the cover of one issue this year and The Beatles on another (also the Stones, Dylan, Pink Floyd, Johnny Marr). Their #2 was a bit of a surprise, at least to me. The Arcade Fire's Reflektor only came in at #18 but they can just be happy with being the issue's cover stars. Check out that cover -- and the entire Top 50 list - below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Deafheaven at 285 Kent in July (more by Lukas Hodge)
The discerning folks over at Amazon have announced their picks for the best albums, songs and artists of 2013, and Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City and Chvrches' The Bones of What You Believe filled out the top three spots on their best albums list.
A bit more of a surprise was Deafheaven coming in sixteenth overall with Sunbather and landing "Best Hard Rock & Metal" honors in both the artist and album category--Russian Circles won "Best Hard Rock & Metal" song with "1776", stealing the trifecta that was just within Deafheaven's grasp. Sixteenth-best album of the year and best hard rock and metal album of the year on a huge site like Amazon is pretty high profile for Deafheaven, the San Francisco post-black metal band that still road warriors-up for shows at small clubs. But they've been on the big stage before--to be specific, for Apple's keynote announcement for the iPhone 5c, when the cover of Sunbather graced one of the five iPhones on the projection screen behind the presenter.
Check out the top 20 best albums according to Amazon below, compare that to more old school and indie retailer Rough Trade's list, and head over to Amazon to see what else they thought was a cut above...
Arcade Fire in Bushwick in October (more by Eric Kayne)
Arcade Fire already have two videos for "Reflektor" off their new album of the same name, and now they've made one for another of its singles, "Afterlife." It was directed by Emily Kai Bock (Grizzly Bear, Grimes), and can be watched (via Creators Project) below.
Arcade Fire in Bushwick in October (more by Eric Kayne)
To everyone really upset about us asking people to dress up at our shows... please relax. It's super not mandatory. It just makes for a more fun carnival when we are all in it together. So far these have been the best shows we have ever played.The above message was posted to Arcade Fire's Facebook after the internet-wide backlash to their request that you wear "formal attire or costume" to the shows on their upcoming tour.
See you soon.
As discussed, that tour hits NYC on August 22 and 23 at Barclays Center. Tickets go on Live Nation/LN Mobile App presales today (11/21) at 10 AM.
Arcade Fire in their costumes in Bushwick (more by Eric Kayne)
Arcade Fire recently announced a massive tour in support of their new double LP, Reflektor, which includes Coachella 2014 and arenas across the US and Canada. They've since announced that like they did for those intimate album release shows, they want you to dress up. Ticketmaster pages for all stops on the tour say "NIGHT OF SHOW: Please wear formal attire or costume." As Stereogum points out, this seems a bit weird for these not-at-all intimate shows, and it's hard to imagine they'll be able to strictly enforce this, but who knows. What do you guys think?
Arcade Fire's tour hits NYC on August 22 and 23 at Barclays Center. Tickets for all dates go on sale Friday (11/22) with Live Nation/Mobile App presales starting Thursday (11/21) at 10 AM. AmEx presales and album pre-order presales are currently on going.
Arcade Fire also just performed "Afterlife" on a German TV show, and you can watch that video, along with the list of tour dates, below...
Arcade Fire at Capitol Records in October (more by Marcus Haney)
Arcade Fire have done just about everything you can do to support a new album... except tour. But now that's changed because The Reflektors have finally announced a massive 2014 tour that brings them to arenas across the US and Canada including two nights in NYC at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on August 22 and 23. Tickets for all dates go on sale Friday, November 22.
All dates, with some gaps during the Coachella weekends, are listed below...
The catchiest song on Arcade Fire's new album "Reflektor", cleverly set to footage from "The Passion of Joan of Arc" (1928), directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer; Jeanne d'Arc (1900), directed by Georges Méliès; and Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922), directed by Benjamin Christensen. Watch below...
The National at Barclays Center in June (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Google search #1: Madonna "Like a Virgin" bass sound.Okay, so maybe "review" is a stretch in this case, but whatever St. Vincent wrote about the album and/or her Google searches is quite a read.
(The bass sound on "We Exist" vaguely reminded me of Madonna's 1984 classic Like a Virgin.)
Result: Sequential Circuits Prophet 5
(Unconfirmed and will likely need to follow Nile Rodgers on Twitter and hope he @replies to my query directly.)
Unsatisfied, I contacted Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire drummer) and asked what they'd used for the bass. Turns out it was NOT a Prophet but a Korg MS-20 -- the vintage kind, not a new one or Reason, nerds! He even sent me a picture of the exact one! I was glad to have one pressing matter settled, but I continued down a Madonna rabbit hole and downloaded The Immaculate Collection. No "Oh Father"?????? Grievous oversight, Sire Records.
Related search: Is Seymour Stein still alive?
"FLASHBULB EYES" IS SUPER SICK AND DUBBY! KING TUBBY?! KING DUBBY?! AM I THE ONLY NON-STONED PERSON TO EVER MAKE THAT PUN?
Google search #2: Very-tall-men-fronted rock*^ bands
(Related: Glenn Danzig height)
*Co-fronted! No disrespect, Regine!
^Catch-all term for music in 2013 featuring at least one guitar
Results: Turns out Bryan Ferry isn't even that tall: 6'1". Some people just seem tall. Also Joey Ramone. (Apple autocorrected this to "ram one" -- usually so puritanical, Apple! Loosening your tie or was that a Joel Osteen-esque slip-up?)
In other St. Vincent news, she is part of the recently-released Boardwalk Empire soundtrack, which also features Elvis Costello, Neko Case, Rufus Wainwright, Patti Smith, and Matt Berninger of The National (among others), and can be streamed HERE.
And speaking of The National songs on soundtracks, after contributing a song to Game of Thrones last year, they now appear on the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack along with Patti Smith, Antony, The Weeknd, and more. The soundtrack will be out on November 19 via Lionsgate/Republic and you can stream The National's contribution, "Lean," now, below...
Arcade Fire outside Capitol Records in LA (more by Marcus Haney)
Arcade Fire debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Reflektor," selling 140,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.--
This is the band's second No. 1 album. It also bowed atop the list with its last set, 2010's "The Suburbs." However, that record started with a slightly larger figure: 156,000.
"Reflektor" is distributed by Universal Music Group, the band's first album with major distribution. Its previous sets went through Warner Music's indie distribution arm Alternative Distribution Alliance. Another change in the world of Arcade Fire is that it has a new partner in Capitol Records, which is promoting the album to radio. (The band is still with its longtime label Merge Records, which celebrates its sixth top 10 with "Reflektor.") Last week's No. 1, Katy Perry's "PRISM," falls to No. 2 with 92,000 and a 68% sales decline. That second-week dip is the smallest for a No. 1 debut since August, when the Civil Wars' self-titled album fell by 66% in its second frame. Of the 10 No. 1 debuts after that (not including Arcade Fire), the largest second-week dip was Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)," which dropped by 80%.
Arcade Fire leads six debuts in the top 10 this week, as the group is joined by a pair of Christmas releases, two new country efforts and Linkin Park's remix album "Recharged."
Lollapalooza (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The press release below sums it all up:
someone dressed up as Devo at the NYC Halloween Parade (more by Chris La Putt)
The electronic elements of Arcade Fire's new album Reflektor have gained it some comparisons to other electronic rock records of the past, like Talking Heads and David Bowie of course, but also Devo, who Arcade Fire (in their "Reflektors" alter-egos) covered at their second of two LA shows last night (10/31). They took on "Uncontrollable Urge," the opening track of Devo's 1978 debut LP, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!. The cover stays pretty faithful to the original, which isn't a bad thing in this case. It looks like it was a fun time.
If you missed them, check out pictures and videos of Arcade Fire's first night in LA.
Watch the video of the Devo cover (via Stereogum) below...
photos by Marcus Haney
The band Arcade Fire drew thousands of fans to a performance outside the Capitol Records building in Hollywood on Tuesday evening to roll out the new album "Reflektor."More pictures and some videos from the Tuesday evening LA 'Reflektor' release show, which was originally announced as happening at a secret outdoor location and which was one night after they streamed a performance via NPR , below...
The event was set for rush hour at the company's Vine Street headquarters in central Hollywood, just off the 101 Freeway.
Vine Street was closed between Hollywood Boulevard and Yucca Street, a Capitol Records spokeswoman said.
The Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Station warned people in Twitter to avoid the area due to heavy traffic in the area of Vine, Yucca Street and Argyle Avenue, all of which border the Capitol Records' iconic tower.
Attendees were told via email to wear their best attempt to "Be a Reflektor," with a Pinterest page provided for inspiration. Tickets were free but available by invitation or via social media challenges on musicexperiment.com.
The show was being put on in conjunction with the Music Experiment 2.0, an Intel and MTV site... [KTLA]
"The Reflektors" in Bushwick earlier this month (more by Eric Kayne)
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...
photos by Eric Kayne
Arcade Fire - at 299 Meserole, 10/18/2013
Arcade Fire are currently on the West Coast, having played the Bridge School benefit concerts in the Bay Area over the weekend. As discussed, they'll be performing songs from their new album, Reflektor, live tonight at LA's Capitol Studios for a live NPR "First Listen" session. The performance airs live on NPR's site at 10 PM EST, and it will also broadcast live on select public radio stations. If you're in NYC, you can listen on WFUV, and it will also broadcast on KCRW in LA, KEXP in Seattle, WXPN in Philly, KUTX in Austin, and more.
Afterwards, like they did in NYC a couple weeks ago, they'll play a pair of shows: Tuesday (10/29, album release day) they'll play a free show outside the Capitol Records building and then on Halloween they'll play the Palladium. While in LA they'll also play Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night. After California, Arcade fire have similar two-day stints in London and Glasgow, plus a few other dates. All are listed below.
We already posted pictures from Arcade Fire's first of two shows at 299 Meserole in Bushwick (10/18). A second set of pics are in this post.
More of those, along with the list of dates, below...