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Watch: Arcade Fire's 22-Minute 'SNL' Concert, Directed By Roman Coppola, Featuring Ben Stiller, James Franco & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 29, 2013 12:35 PM
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Is there any doubt that Arcade Fire can pretty much do whatever they want at the moment? The Montreal-based band has become nothing short of a phenomenon, with an ambition and reach far beyond that of their peers. So when it was revealed that they would follow their appearance on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend with a half hour concert, it was just another example of the far reaching vision for their music. And it went down last night, and if you missed it, here's your morning brew.

Watch: The Anton Corbijn-Directed New Video For The Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 9, 2013 4:56 PM
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Reflektor, Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire are about to have a very, very busy fall. The beloved Canadian art pop band, whose last album was 2010's somewhat Spartan The Suburbs, are back with a new album entitled Reflektor and will also be providing the score to Spike Jonze's new film "Her," which will debut at the New York Film Festival before hopping into the Oscar circuit. The official rollout for the album is in its infancy, but two distinctly different videos have debuted for the title track. One is a moody black-and-white clip from music video auteur Anton Corbijn (watch it below), and the other a crazy interactive joint by frequent collaborator Vincent Morisset that kind of has to be played with to be believed.

Watch: First Trailer For Spike Jonze's 'Her' Starring Joaquin Phoenix; Arcade Fire Providing The Score

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 7, 2013 12:00 PM
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Of all the movies set to show their wares this fall, perhaps the one that has been kept the most in the dark is Spike Jonze's "Her." The set photos that have circulated certainly don't betray anything of what his approach will be, and there have been no official stills, posters, teasers or websites to give up the game. That being said, Jonze did provide a peek to those who were lucky enough to be at the L.A. Film Festival in June, showing two clips from the oddball romance that stars Joaquin Phoenix, Chris Pratt, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde and (the voice of) Scarlett Johansson. Ostensibly, the movie is about a man who falls in love with a computer operating system, but as always, it's much more than that.

Listen To Arcade Fire's "Abraham's Daughter" From The 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Plus First Clip From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2012 11:05 AM
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With the word around the Twittersphere that "The Hunger Games" is tracking to be a "Twilight" sized hit with the potential to offer up the first $100 million weekend of 2012, anticipation couldn't be higher for the film. We know there are a lot of you out there who can't wait for the movie, so before you explode here are a couple of treats to hold you over until the movie arrives.

Full Tracklist For 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Revealed, Listen To The Decemberists "One Engine"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2012 2:37 PM
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"Songs From District 12 And Beyond" reads the subheading of the forthcoming "Hunger Games" soundtrack, when leads us to think that not all of these songs will make the cut into the movie. But, no matter, as the full tracklist for the disc has been revealed and it's certainly eclectic, and if it turns some tweens onto some decent music that isn't Skrillex or Karmin (who we didn't know existed until "Saturday Night Live" this weekend), then we can't complain.

Arcade Fire Duo, Taylor Swift & The Decemberists Record New Songs For 'The Hunger Games' Soundtrack

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 27, 2011 11:25 AM
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It's almost like the "Twilight" music syndrome all over again on the surface. A studio has a teen phenom-to-be project on their hands and they drive a dump truck full of cash up to the doorsteps of musicians who can't say no.

Arcade Fire Debut Interactive Music Video For "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)"

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 20, 2011 4:35 PM
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For their new music video, oddball Canadian chamber pop band Arcade Fire -- who last year made a music video that utilized Google Earth and had Spike Jonze turn their album The Suburbs into a mini-sci-fi movie set in Texas -- now want you to participate in the editorial process of their new interactive video by dancing. Yes, you heard right. Dance.

Christian Bale, Terrence Malick & Arcade Fire Featured In Footage From Mystery Film Shoot At ACL

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2011 3:17 AM
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Listen, you can keep your footage from the set of "The Dark Knight Rises" shoot and we'll just geek out over this instead. In case you missed it, over the weekend attentive attendees of the Austin City Limits Music Festival were in for a surprise when Christian Bale and Terrence Malick were spotted shooting a film on the grounds. Well, that was just the tip of the iceberg as a plethora of new footage and pics have landed and while we still have no idea what they are working on, the rare opportunity to see video Terrence Malick working on a film set is pretty great.

Deluxe Edition Of Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs' Lands In June, With DVD Copy Of Spike Jonze Short

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 20, 2011 1:03 AM
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It feels like years since rumors started flying that Spike Jonze would be collaborating with Montreal's favorite sons Arcade Fire on a short film inspired by their latest album -- and indeed, the project was first revealed over a year ago. We've had a glimpse of the final product (entitled "Scenes From The Suburbs"), in the form of the video for the title track from the album, and the film premiered at SXSW last month, but with the group now anointed as one of the biggest bands in the world, following their surprise success at the Grammys, it feels like about time you and me got to see the full thing, right?

SXSW Review: Spike Jonze & Arcade Fire's 'Scenes From The Suburbs' An Intense Look At Fading Youth

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 18, 2011 1:20 AM
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While technically not a full-length feature, Spike Jonze's Arcade Fire music video/short film/spin-off/thingee "Scenes from the Suburbs" is one of the most hotly anticipated and frequently discussed entries in this year's SXSW line-up, so much so that they paired it with three other medium-length "shorts" and created a whole new distinction for them. (Since they're longer than shorts but shorter than features.) "What is it?", is the biggest question, but "Will it work?" was just as pressing.

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