Click Track: The Arcade Fire


Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 09/22/2011

More R.E.M. memories; Lady Antebellum rules the charts; Win Butler rules the hardwood; Wilco plays “Letterman” concert

By David Malitz  |  09:14 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  R.E.M., Lady Antebellum, Arcade Fire, Wilco, Ray Charles

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 09/20/2011

Arcade Fire wins Polaris Prize; Wale releases new track, announces local show

By David Malitz  |  09:42 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Wale

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Speculation: Predicting the Virgin Mobile FreeFest lineup, Vol. 2

Cee Lo? The Roots? Black Keys? Queens of the Stone Age? We wouldn’t be surprised to see these bands at Merriweather Post Pavilion for FreeFest 2011.

By David Malitz  |  10:36 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Speculation | Tags:  Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Cee Lo Green, The Roots, Black Keys, Queens of the Stone Age, Cage the Elephant, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Eminem

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Arcade Fire take home more awards; Top stars on “Songs for Japan” compilation

More awards for Arcade Fire as the Canadian band wins big at the Junos.

By David Malitz  |  10:27 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Britney Spears

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 02/03/2011

Riffs: Five genre-smashing, superstar-on-superstar interviews we'd like to see

These two could definitely find some things to talk about. It wasn't as momentous as the time Edgar Allen Poe met Charles Dickens. And it certainly wasn't as mind-boggling as this. But the recent pairing of alt-country's professional strange person...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:05 PM ET, 02/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Bonnie Prince Billy, Brandon Flowers, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Flaming Lips, Justin Bieber, Killers, Lady Gaga, Michael Stipe, Morrissey, R. Kelly, REM, Smiths, Stevie Nicks, Will Oldham, Win Butler

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/19/2011

Riffs: Coachella 2011, decoded

The just-announced lineup for this year's Coachella festival serves up few OMG-Pavement-is-getting-back-together-type surprises, relying instead on a predictably solid mix of indie, dance and hipster-approved soul acts Passes for the fest, which go on sale Friday morning, will set...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Big Audio Dynamite, Bright Eyes, Caifanes, Coachella, Death From Above 1979, Duran Duran, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, London Suede, Mumford & Sons, Suede, The Arcade Fire

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 01/19/2011

Coachella lineup announced

Robyn isn't the biggest name, but expect her to give one of the most memorable performances at this year's Coachella. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, the Strokes and Animal Collective are the biggest names on the...

By David Malitz  |  09:50 AM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, Coachella, Kanye West, Robyn, The Strokes

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/13/2011

Taking sides: Who will give the best Grammy performance?

Will Arcade Fire steal the show at the Grammys? (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) Earlier today the first batch of performers for next month's Grammy Awards were announced. Arcade Fire, Eminem, Cee Lo Green, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert and Katy Perry are the...

By Click Track  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Cee Lo Green, Eminem, Grammys, Lady Gaga

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/22/2010

UCB drops new mixtape, Sufjan Stevens drops new Christmas tunes, Velvet Revolver exists!

- Local go-go juggernaut UCB dropped its new mixtape "The Blend" on Tuesday, and celebrated with a performance alongside Wale at the 9:30 Club last night. Grab the mixtape here and check back for a review on Click Track...

By Chris Richards  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens, The National, UCB, Velvet Revolver, Wale

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 11/15/2010

Arcade Fire performs SNL; Sugarland settles lawsuit with ex-bandmate; Jessica Simpson is engaged

- Arcade Fire played "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend. Get yourself caught up. They also appeared in the Digital Short above. Is Arcade Fire to rock-n-roll what Andy Samberg is to comedy? - Chart-topping pop-country duo Sugarland have...

By Chris Richards  |  09:30 AM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Jessica Simpson, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo, Sugarland

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 09/16/2010

The new super-headliners and the fans that love them: Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Arcade Fire

Vampire Weekend, MGMT and Arcade Fire played the big stages this summer. How did their young fans respond? By David Malitz This summer, three young rock bands -- Vampire Weekend, MGMT and Arcade Fire -- made the leap to super-headliner...

By David Malitz  |  11:30 AM ET, 09/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Arcade Fire, MGMT, Vampire Weekend

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 08/31/2010

Guns N’ Roses in concert controversy shocker; Randy Johnson, rock photog; Arcade Fire takes you back home

By David Malitz - Guns N' Roses played mega festivals Reading and Leeds in the U.K. over the weekend and things were predictably disastrous. Late arriving, going past curfew, blasting the promoters from the stage. Pretty much as expected...

By David Malitz  |  09:44 AM ET, 08/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Guns N Roses, Megadeth, Soundgarden

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 08/18/2010

Poll: So about that new Arcade Fire album...

Do you love this man and the music he makes? (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Chris Richards Yesterday, I phoned in to WNYC's Soundcheck program to argue with with Time Out music writer Sophie Harris about the value of Arcade Fire's fatiguing...

By Chris Richards  |  10:00 AM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Arcade Fire

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 08/17/2010

On air: Chris Richards on WNYC's "Soundcheck Smackdown" to talk more trash about Arcade Fire

Bomb "The Suburbs." (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Chris Richards Last week, the producers at WNYC's Soundcheck program emailed me to point out, "As you may be aware, you're basically the only person in the world who didn't like the Arcade Fire's...

By Chris Richards  |  11:35 AM ET, 08/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  On air | Tags:  Arcade Fire

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/17/2010

Singles file: Kid Cudi f. Kanye West, Mac Miller, Brandon Flowers

Was so depressed, Cudi? (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Kid Cudi featuring Kanye West: "Wylin' Cause I'm Young" Cudi continues to sound inexplicably depressed on this 'Ye-assisted track from the...

By Allison Stewart  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Brandon Flowers, How to Dress Well, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Mac Miller

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/13/2010

Kanye to perform at VMAs; Gibby Haynes did what?; Arcade Fire boosted by 97k digital sales

After last year's antics, expect Kanye West to be all charm as he sticks to his Bret Saberhagen-esque good-year/bad-year VMAs behavior pattern. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) By David Malitz - In what should bring his "comeback" full circle, Kanye West will...

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Gibby Haynes, Kanye West

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 08/12/2010

Taking sides: Who are the arena rockers of tomorrow?

Titus Andronicus played at St. Stephens Church in April. Could they be playing Merriweather in years to come? (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) Today, Arcade Fire is at the top of the charts. Last night, Green Day headlined to scores of fans at...

By Click Track  |  01:35 PM ET, 08/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Deerhunter, Gaslight Anthem, Green Day, Titus Andronicus, We Were Promised Jetpacks

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/11/2010

Arcade Fire scores No. 1 album; Jeezy not beefing with Rick Ross, releases new mixtape Thursday; Fantasia recovering

Selling out Madison Square Garden and getting the No. 1 album in the country - not a bad week for Arcade Fire. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By David Malitz - Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs" is set to debut atop the Billboard charts,...

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Fantasia, Young Jeezy

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 08/07/2010

In concert: Arcade Fire at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Win Butler and the Arcade Fire delivered a dizzying set at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Friday. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Chris Klimek Late in the Arcade Fire’s ecstatic 95-minute concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion Friday night, Régine Chassagne, singer...

By Click Track  |  02:00 PM ET, 08/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Merriweather Post Pavilion, indie rock band

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 08/06/2010

Kanye West previews "Power" video; Arcade Fire webcast from New York; Weezer go indie

Kanye's new video teaser is even more EPIC than the chain he's wearing in this photograph. (AP/Matt Sayles.) By Chris Richards - Last night, if you didn't leave your home to see the awesome Gordo Brega/UCB show at Venus like...

By Chris Richards  |  09:15 AM ET, 08/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Beach Boys, Gordo Brega, Kanye West, Katy Perry, UCB, Weezer

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/05/2010

Illinois Attorney General goes after Lollapalooza; Will.I.Am sticks up for Michael Jackson; Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs" ekes toward No. 1

The Arcade Fire's new album is moving some units. (Kevin Westenberg) By Aaron Leitko -Apparently the Illinois Attorney General has a bone to pick with Lollapalooza, which kicks off tomorrow in Chicago. -An LP of unreleased Michael Jackson tunes is...

By Aaron Leitko  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Al Gore, Lollapalooza, Michael Jackson, The Arcade Fire, W.A.S.P., Will.I.Am

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 07/30/2010

Album review: Arcade Fire, "The Suburbs"

Bigger does not mean better for Arcade Fire. (Gabriel Jones) By Chris Richards Expectations run dangerously high for Arcade Fire, a band so fluent in grand gestures fans expect nothing short of indie-rock transcendence. But how do you make a...

By Chris Richards  |  02:05 PM ET, 07/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  Arcade Fire

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/22/2010

Taylor Swift to drop concept album in October; Critics heart Arcade Fire; Eminem lingers

Will Taylor Swift's new concept album be as strong as her previous efforts? (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) By Chris Richards - So you're a game-changing 20-year-old pop-country uber-star who made your name singing about the ups and downs of...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Eminem, M.I.A., Taylor Swift

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/16/2010

Polls: R.I.P. the summer concert season. Viva the summer blockbuster album?

Will the "Teflon Don" have a blockbuster on his hands? Rick Ross drops a new album next week. (Photo courtesy of Universal Music Group) By Allison Stewart At this point, it's safe to say that the summer concert season is...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Avenged Sevenfold, Katy Perry, Rick Ross, The Arcade Fire, Trace Adkins, Usher

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/29/2010

Singles file: Arcade Fire, CyHi Da Prynce, Tired Pony f. Zooey Deschanel

Live versions of songs from Arcade Fire's upcoming album are starting to hit the Internet. (Kevin Westenberg) By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Arcade Fire: "City With No Children" (live) Spoiler Alert: On...

By David Malitz  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Arcade Fire, CyHi Da Prynce, Intalek, Katy Perry, Passion Pit, Ritchcraft, Tired Pony, Zooey Deschanel

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/15/2010

New Arcade Fire songs, Big Boi video surface; BET to fete Prince

The wait for the Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs" is killing us. (Kevin Westenberg) By Chris Richards - Lots of Big Summer Album sneak previews popping up online this week: Arcade Fire has new tunes from its forthcoming disc "The Suburbs"...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Big Boi, Prince

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 06/02/2010

Arcade Fire announces tour dates; Live Nation nixes service fees this June

Arcade Fire announces their first headlining tour in three years. They come to Merriweather Post Pavilion with Spoon on August 6th. (2007 photo by Carol Guzy/TWP) By Ally Schweitzer - Arcade Fire has announced their first headlining tour in three...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  06:15 AM ET, 06/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Spoon

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/01/2010

Lollapalooza (almost) releases lineup; Hopscotch joins the festival fray; Bieber tops the charts

Lollapalooza lineup - it's a puzzle. - Summer mega-festival Lollapalooza released its lineup yesterday. Well, not really. It revealed one letter: O. And then it let the Internet take over from there. The Vanna White-like reveal, it was enough for...

By David Malitz  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Green Day, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Lollapalooza, Phoenix, Public Enemy, Soundgarden, The Strokes

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/18/2010

Morning click: Sade storms to No. 1, Arcade Fire for Lolla?, No songs at Oscars

Sade: Solid gold in just one week. - It took exactly one week for Sade's comeback after a 10-year layoff to result in a gold record. "Soldier of Love" moved a whopping 502,000 copies in its first week, easily reaching...

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Randy Newman, Sade, The Strokes