I kind of love it.
Yeah, it's about fucking time Arcade Fire made a song that is absolutely perfect for doing blow off a mirror.
5/22: Move D, Reaganz, Sassmouth @ Monarch
5/28: Refused, White Lung @ GAMH
5/29: Spoon @ The Fox Theater, Oakland
5/29: Max Cooper EMERGENCE @ PW
5/30: Neutral Milk Hotel @ Pappy & Harriet's
6/2: Kiasmos ft. Olafur Arnalds, Rival Consoles @ The Independent
6/6: Matthew Dear, Daniel Bortz @ Public Works
6/12: Christian Loeffler @ TBA
6/17: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ The Independent
6/21: Underworld, Jungle @ The Hollywood Bowl
6/25: Until the Ribbon Breaks @ The Rickshaw Stop
wow this is great. totally not what i expected.
So, I'll be at the Rough Trade Factory Floor instore tomorrow night. That's at 7pm. They shut at 8 and then open again at 9 to sell the single.
"It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge"
Arcade Fire's $9 gig tonight in Montreal...
Here's the cover of the new album.
May 15-17 - Psycho California
June 6 - The Rolling Stones
June 10 - Melvins
June 20 - Blur
June 24-28 - Glastonbury
July 18 - Death Grips?
July 26 - Faith No More
September 25 - Kraftwerk
From the NZ iTunes listing: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/reflektor/id696702725
Weird track numbering. Double album?
Also - the Amoeba blog said they are selling at 6 and not 9 tonight. Not sure if it will make a difference if there are plenty to go around but it might. EDIT: Changed it to 9PM now.
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Video is out.
Anyone got a 5 letter code? No access to computer all day, only phone.
It's good, but it's no Doin' It Right, at least as 2013 indie collab album tracks go
David Bowie Confirms Arcade Fire "Reflektor" Collaboration
“Thought you would bring me to the resurrektor…”
As 9 o'clock pm creeps around the globe on the 9th day of the 9th month, Reflektor, (the latest offering from Arcade Fire) becomes available from participating stores across the planet.
We can confirm that David Bowie has supplied a brief backing vocal on the James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) produced track (no saxophone though), which is being issued under the alias of The Reflektors in the reflekting sleeve pictured here.
The vinyl is a very limited 2-track 12" with an instrumental of the A-side on the reverse and will only be available in stores at 9:00pm at your nearest participating store.
The reverse of the sleeve is designed to look like it has an album tracklisting for the upcoming album due on October 29th, but it is in fact just snippets of lyrics from Reflektor.
There will also be an Anton Corbijn directed video of the song premiered this evening.
Check out Sleeping is Giving in for great mixes and other cool stuff
Official music video I guess...
U2: 6/28 @ United Center
Lollapalooza: 8/1 @ Grant Park
"ALL REFLEKTOR PRE-ORDERS INCLUDE FIRST ACCESS TO TICKET ON SALES FOR SPECIAL SHOWS AND THE FORTHCOMING WORLD TOUR."
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another show at the ukranian cultural center?!!?! how fun!
The video looks fucking awesome. The interactive site is very cool, too but unfortunately you have to listen to the song again. I guess I could have muted the computer.
For my AF-tastes they were missing at least one more strong theme and probably further development of the David Bowie bit. But, as noted above, repetition is what dance music is about so this was just frustrating. I expect pretty much the same from the album.
I really wish I hadn't seen the absolute worst section of their Coachella 2012 performance from the back. Gah was that boring. I haven't shaken that since.
I got a chance to give it a proper listen (as in not while awkwardly angling an iPhone at my laptop screen while eating a burrito at the Portland airport) and it properly slayed me. Vaguely fearful about how good this album/tour is going to be.
Originally was gonna pre-order the vinyl package, but after realizing how absurd their shipping prices were, thought better of it. Still though, wanted to show some support for them, so I pre-ordered the FLACs anyway.
Amoeba only had like 60 and sold out about 5 in front of me . Now I guess I have to get it from the site with the crazy shipping.
Doesn't look like you can get The Reflektor's single on http://www.arcadefire.com/reflektorpreorder/us/ Just preorder the album in full.
I mean, first access to what everyone else is gonna get also. It was nice how they did it before, just at a random time on certain days. Was pretty similar to WASTE presales. This will just end up like how PIXIES use Topspin to put out sudden email blasts about secret shows. It'll benefit those sitting at desks.