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GUEST BLOG: Tidal: So What Now?

Within a plethora of methods that we have to get music out, in a rather grandiose unveiling, Jay-Z announced Tidal. This is a streaming service that allows the consumer to stream lossless files and high-quality video for a $20 dollar fee. It’s also billed as the music service controlled by the musicians themselves, totting co-ownership from the likes of Alicia Keys, Arcade Fire, Beyonce, and Calvin Harris just to name a few. As I was viewing the press conference where many “A list” artists signed the declaration to the service,…

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Outside Lands Releases 2015 Lineup

Spring has sprung again, and thus Outside Lands has released its 2015 lineup. The 3-day festival will take place August 7-9th in San Francisco’s beautiful Golden Gate Park. This year boasts a headlining group of Elton John, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, and Wilco. This will be the 8th year of the festival, which has hosted the likes of Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Metallica, Muse, Pearl Jam, Radio Head, and Arcade Fire. Read more to check out the rest of the 2015 lineup. If you…

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STREAM: Will Butler “By the Waters of Babylon”

All the problems going on in the world today offer a rather large pool of creativity to pull from. Will Butler, lead singer of Arcade Fire wrote a song based on an article he read in The Guardian about ISIS destroying a Mosul museum. The song is called “By the Waters of Babylon,” and is one of many songs released by Butler that are inspired by various news stories. These songs are available on SoundCloud. Listen to “By the Waters of Babylon” after the jump. To hear Arcade Fire’s music, you can purchase a CD…

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Will Butler Of Arcade Fire Details UK Tour

Arcade Fire‘s Will Butler has announced via Twitter his own solo album project and the details of a brief tour in the United Kingdom. The multi-instrumentalist performer will be promoting his  solo debut album, Policy, which releases on March 9th. You can view the tour dates after the jump and get a taste of his first single “Take My Side”. To pre-order the album, you can purchase a CD here. You can buy concert tickets starting January 30th here. Please follow and like us:

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5 Montreal Bands You Should Listen To Now

This month marks an important date in the realm of music: the tenth anniversary of Arcade Fire’s Funeral—an album that would go on to define a new era of suburban dwelling and independent rock, while also shining the limelight onto one of the most overlooked and vibrant music scenes in North America. Here’s a list of five up-and-coming Montreal acts you should check out. Please follow and like us:

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WATCH: Arcade Fire “Who Do You Love” Bo Diddley Cover Live In Chicago

On August 26th, Arcade Fire performed a cover of R&B singer Bo Diddley’s song “Who Do You Love” in Chicago. Recently, the band has been incorporating covers of various artists whose hometown is the city they are playing in while on the Reflektor Tour. This has resulted in covers of the Ramones, Nirvana, Fugazi, and The Pixies. Not only is that awesome for the fans, but Arcade Fire has even gotten punk legends David Byrne of the Talking Heads and the New York Dolls‘ Buster Poindexter to join them on…

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WATCH: Arcade Fire “I Wanna Be Sedated” Ramones Cover

Arcade Fire brought in a special guest for their Barclays Center performance in Brooklyn, New York last Saturday night. They brought out Hall of Fame punk rocker Marky Ramone on the drums to play a few songs and drive the crowd insane. The Canadian group did a nostalgic cover of “I Wanna Be Sedated” from The Ramone’s fourth album Road To Ruin. The cover was highly energetic and comical, including an oversize Ramones mask, and it elicited a great response and experience for the audience. Check out some footage of the…

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WATCH: Arcade Fire “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Nirvana Cover

In keeping with their newly-adopted tradition of location-specific covers, Arcade Fire added some Nirvana into their show on Friday in George, Washington. The band added a snippet of the iconic song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” into the intro and outro of their track “Rococo.” Check it out below after the jump!  Arcade Fire is currently on tour, so you can check out tour dates and purchase concert tickets here. And as always, you can purchase a CD here. Please follow and like us:

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WATCH: Arcade Fire “Been Caught Stealing” Jane’s Addiction Cover

Arcade Fire continued their streak of covers last night during their show at the Forum in Los Angeles. The band performed Jane’s Addiction’s “Been Caught Stealing” and a little bit of Guns ’N Roses’ “Welcome To The Jungle” before transitioning into “Here Comes the Night Time.” While singing, they also decided to have some fun and grabbed cell phones from some of the fans in the front row.  Watch the covers and the performance of “Here Comes the Night Time” below after the jump! Make sure to catch Arcade Fire on their current tour….

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