LA Weekly Name Bon Iver as the ‘Worst Hipster Act’


In an article published on LA Weekly earlier today, Bon Iver was named ‘Worst Hipster Act’ amongst a list of twenty other bands, including Arcade Fire, Death Cab for Cutie and the Black Keys. The article has stirred a great deal of annoyance, not only by the general viewing public via Twitter, but also by [...]

Long List for 2012 Polaris Music Prize Announced

2012 Polaris Music Prize

Polaris Music Prize nominates 40 artists for Canadian music excellence The Long List for the prestigious 2012 Polaris Music Prize has been announced. Polaris is a not-for-profit organization that “honors, celebrates and rewards creativity and diversity in Canadian recorded music.” More than 200 writers, editors, producers and media figures make up the Polaris Music Prize [...]

Interview: Denise Nouvion of Memoryhouse


Memoryhouse is a darling dream-pop duo from Ontario, Canada consisting of Evan Abeele and Denise Nouvion. They recently signed on with SubPop Records and released their first venture with the label this past February, a wonderful LP entitled The Slideshow Effect. Evan is also a producer (he has produced all of Memoryhouse’s releases). Denise is [...]

Watch: Mick Jagger, Foo Fighters and Arcade Fire Perform on Saturday Night Live


After a season of hit or miss performances, Saturday Night Live made sure that their season finale went out with a bang. Last night’s show featured stellar performances by Mick Jagger, Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire and a few more musical guest. Watch all the performances below. Mick Jagger, Arcade Fire, and Nikolai Fraiture – “The [...]

Ane Brun Covers Arcade Fire’s ‘Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels)’


Though Ane Brun’s most recent release, It All Comes As One, came to us in 2011, the prolific Norwegian songwriter has announced that on the iTunes Deluxe edition, she will include a cover of Arcade Fire’s Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels). You can see a version of the track in the video at the bottom, and perhaps better, download [...]

Watch: Bruce Springsteen and Arcade Fire Perform “This Land Is Your Land”


Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Tom Morello and others took the stage at SXSW and performed “This Land Is Your Land” at SXSW.

Arcade Fire to Release Sprawl II and Ready to Start Remixes for Record Store Day


In celebration of 2012 Record Store Day, Arcade Fire will release a limited edition 12″ vinyl pressing of Sprawl II and Ready to Start remixes on April 21 via Merge. Sprawl II and Ready to Start in their original form can both be found on Grammy-winning album The Suburbs but this special pressing is the [...]

Obama Campaign Wish List: Arcade Fire, The Roots, Jay-Z


President Barack Obama appoached his first campaign with the support of 50 cent, Michael Moore, Jamie Foxx and, let’s be honest, way too many other celebrities to count. This time around, according to a “wish list” of potential supporters the administration sent to a number of campaign donors, the President of the United States is [...]