Tag: Arcade Fire

Weekend Showcase 3.23

Weekend Showcase 3.23

The past week was one of the best of 2017, and the Weekend Showcase 3.23 edition reflects its greatness. A staggering 54 songs are on it, featuring some big-name artists (e.g., Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, Chelsea Wolfe, Cigarettes After Sex); rising stars (e.g., Julia Jacklin, Noga Erez, Wolf Alice); established veterans (e.g., Frankie Rose, The Dears, Michael Nau); and, of […]

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The Matinee June 16th

The Matinee June 16th

The Matinee June 16th is a new music kaleidoscope, offering a few choice selections from different genres. Wendy usually joins me on Fridays, but she’s off on holiday. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy the samplings below. Arcade Fire – “Creature Comfort” (Montreal, Canada) RIYL: Arcade Fire Admittedly, we weren’t terribly ecstatic by Arcade Fire‘s first single for their new album, “Everything Now”. […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.02

Weekend Showcase 3.02

It’s been quite the week with an Inauguration that reverberated across the planet and the solidarity shown by tens of millions of people. It was also a tremendous week in new music, and the Weekend Showcase 3.02 edition offers some of those highlights. Find 51 songs featuring artists from 15 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, […]

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The Matinee January 20th

The Matinee January 20th

Well, today is one that we have dreaded for a long time, but The Matinee January 20th edition will pick up your spirits. We have a luck nine new songs on the mini-playlist. Some are heart-stoppers, others are mind-blowing rockers, and a couple will have you grooving. Happy weekend everyone (or try to have a happy weekend).   Ryan Adams […]

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51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

Choosing our Most Anticipated Albums of 2017 is an extremely difficult exercise. We considered listing 100, but that was unmanageable; 25 would have been too few. So, we settled on 51 albums, many of which have been confirmed and others are simply wishful thinking. Alice Glass (TBA) After a messy departure from Crystal Castles and former bandmate Ethan Kahl, Alice Glass has […]

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WTF?!? Post-election playlist

WTF?!? Post-election playlist

As the world breathes a collective sigh in the wake of the U.S. elections, we turn to music to help us process our spectrum of emotions. Whether you’re in the heartland of America, a bustling European capitol, or on a tranquil beach in New Zealand, you probably share the world’s “WTF?!?” feelings of surprise, dismay, or relief. This playlist features […]

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Dust Turns to Ash: Alternate futures and The Secret Machines

Not long after writing this recent feature on Cosmicide, I resolved to come up with a sequel (or rather prequel) discussing the previous band of guiding hand Brandon Curtis. And, apropos of Amazon’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Man in the High Castle, I got to thinking about alternate histories. See, both The Secret Machines and Arcade Fire released their […]

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First Impressions: Will Butler’s “Policy”

First Impressions: Will Butler’s “Policy”

For more than ten years, Will Butler has been associated with arguably the biggest indie band in the world, Arcade Fire. The man of many different residences (born in California, raised in Houston, attended school in New Hampshire, and Chicago, and lived in Montreal) has embarked on his first solo project. On Tuesday, he’ll release Policy, an album that spans the musical spectrum […]

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FIRE THE ARCADE

FIRE THE ARCADE

ARCADE FIRE Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa Friday March 14 When the world’s biggest band (you can look it up, the interwebs don’t lie) comes storming to town on the heels of their “we can do whatever the fuck we want” disco album, theRevue has to provide coverage. The transition from club to arena is a tricky maneuvre most bands never […]

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Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, The Belle Game, Clutch, and Courtney Barnett

Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, The Belle Game, Clutch, and Courtney Barnett

2013 has been another exceptional year of great music. It was the year that saw Americana and indie folk become permanent fixtures of radio stations across North America, retro sounds of the ’60s and ’70s be integrated in all music genres, EDM diversify beyond the whimsical electronic beats, and more and more bands experimenting with dreamy synth-pop and ambient textures […]

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Vertigo Picks for December

Top Sellers: 1. Arcade Fire – Reflektor 2. V/A – Tribute To Tony Sly 3. Tim Hecker – Virgins 4. Soundgarden – Screaming Life / Fopp 5. Vince Guaraldi – Charlie Brown Christmas Local Pick: Crusades – ‘Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment With Greater Fear Than I Receive It’ The long anticipated new release from local heroes Crusades, does not […]

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How A Dress Code Request Became Arcade Fire’s “In Utero” Moment

How A Dress Code Request Became Arcade Fire’s “In Utero” Moment

I have read with great pleasure, all the great displeasure from fans over Arcade Fire’s request that those in attendance at their concerts dress up (either in smart suits, dresses, or fun costumes). The power of the internet in this case has led to a lot of condemnation towards the band. They’re sellouts, they’re big headed rock stars. “What if […]

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