Tag Archives: Reflektor

Video: Arcade FIre Cover the Dead Kennedys’ ‘California Über Alles’ Plus More

last night at the Santa Barbara Bowl Arcade Fire covered the Dead Kennedys’ infamous “California Über Alles.”

A fan shot this fragment of the performance.


“Flashbulb Eyes” and “Reflektor”:

[I just published my rock ‘n’ roll/ coming-of-age novel, “True Love Scars,” which features a narrator who is obsessed with Bob Dylan. To read the first chapter, head here.

Or watch an arty video with audio of me reading from the novel here.

Of just buy the damn thing:

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Audio: Live Version of Unreleased Arcade Fire Song, ‘Get Right,’ Appears Online

Someone has posted this live version of “Get Right,” a song that Arcade Fire may have recorded for Reflektor, but of course didn’t include on it.

This live version was recorded at Montreal’s Salsathèque club on September 9, 2013, according to Consequence of Sound.

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Listen: Arcade Fire Go Acoustic for ‘Normal Person’ & ‘My Body Is A Cage’

Photo via Arcade Fire’s Facebook page.

Arcade Fire in Australia performing acoustic versions of Reflektor’s “Normal Person” and Neon Bible’s “My Body Is A Cage” for Triple J radio.

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Watch: Arcade Fire Do “Afterlife” on Britain’s “Graham Norton Show.”

Today Arcade Fire performed “Afterlife” on on the UK’s “Graham Norton Show.”

Check out the spiffy new outfits and face paint.

Listen: Stream Arcade Fire’s BBC Radio 1 Live Session

Arcade Fire played live on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 program tonight (November 19, 2013) and did an interview as well. The set included “Reflektor,” “Afterlife,” and “Normal Person.”

Give it a listen.

Live: Arcade Fire Announce 28 Date North American Reflektor Tour

Arcade Fire will hit the road beginning March 6, 2014 in Louisville, Ky. More dates will likely be added.

All shows on sale November 22.

Reflektor Tour Dates:

March 6 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum Center

March 8 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center

March 10 – Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills

March 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center

March 13 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre

March 14 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre

March 16 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena

March 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

March 18 – Bridgeport, CT – Webser Bank Arena

April 9 – Houston, TX – CWM Pavilion

April 10 – Austin, TX – 360 Amphitheater

April 23 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

April 26 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre

April 27 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

April 29 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center

May 1 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

May 2 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre

July 30 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

August 8 – Seattle, WA – The Gorge

August 11 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place

August 12 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome

August 14 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre

August 17 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center

August 19 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center

August 22 & 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

August 26 – Chicago, IL – United Center

August 30 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau

St. Vincent Reviews Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor”

Photo via The Talkhouse.

St. Vincent checks in with a fascinating review of Arcade Fire’s new one at The Talkhouse.

This crazy review starts like this:

Google search #1: Madonna “Like a Virgin” bass sound.
(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?
Result: Yes.


For the rest of the review, head to The Talkhouse.