STREAM Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’

Win Butler of Arcade Fire performs in New York City. Photo:  Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

Win Butler of Arcade Fire performs in New York City. Photo: Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

The band’s epic double disc is available on YouTube

After a promotional rollout including surprise shows, teaser videos and Saturday Night Live, the wait is over: Arcade Fire’s new album Reflektor is available to hear in its entirety. An official YouTube stream became available today, set to footage from the 1959 film Black Orpheus. “It’s one of my favorite films of all time,” Win Butler recently told Rolling Stone.

In his recent review, David Fricke gave the album four-and-a-half stars, calling it “the best album Arcade Fire have ever made.”

Reflektor is out October 29th on Merge. Stream it below:

Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Full Album Teaser – Official)

Published on Oct 24, 2013
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0:00:00 Reflektor
0:07:34 We Exist
0:13:17 Flashbulb Eyes
0:16:00 Here Comes the Night Time
0:22:30 Normal Person
0:26:53 You Already Know
0:30:51 Joan of Arc
0:46:22 Here Comes the Night Time II
0:49:07 Awful Sound (Oh Eurydice)
0:55:23 It’s Never Over (Hey Orpheus)
1:02:02 Porno
1:08:05 Afterlife
1:14:02 Supersymmetry

Guided By Voices drummer auctions drum set for $55,000, gets fired from band


Last week, Guided by Voices drummer Kevin Fennell put up his drum kit for sale on eBay for a whopping $55,000. That didn’t go over too well with frontman Robert Pollard, who promptly announced Fennell’s dismissal from the band. “For the record, the band Guided By Voices has nothing to do with the sale of Kevin Fennell’s drums. He is acting on his own and is no longer in the band,” a statement read.

The auction ended today with zero bidders. However, the drama’s hardly over between Fennell and Pollard. The auction’s Facebook page has shared an e-mail thread between the ex-bandmates, because “Kevin feels that the truth of it is important.”

According to the post, Fennell “resigned,” while Pollard argues he was “already fired.” What’s more, Fennell apparently turned down two full-time job offers at Ohio State University in order to be part of the “classic lineup” reunion gigs, arguing that his finances are in trouble because “there has never really been much communication” and that he’s been “‘on call’ at the drop of a hat.”

As expected, Pollard’s response wasn’t too friendly, calling him an “amateur” and a “fool”. He adds that “most people would like to know who the fuck you think you are and who you think Guided By Voices is that you can warrant that kind of asking price for your fucking drums.”

Before Pollard’s equally damning post-script, he writes: “I owe no sense of loyalty to you whatsoever. 100% of the gratitude should come from your end. Good luck in gouging someone for your fucking drums and don’t ever fucking bother me again.”

Read the full rapport here and then grab a Fresca. Needless to say, no one’s drumming on that kit anytime soon.

Watch Arctic Monkeys ride heavy machinery in their video for “One For the Road”


In their new video for “One For the Road”, off September’s AM, Arctic Monkeys live out every boy’s childhood fantasy and spend the day driving heavy machinery. Watch below.

ICYMI, also check out Arctic Monkeys’ recent performance on Later… with Jools Holland, in addition to a recent acoustic performance of “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High”.

The band has also shared an acoustic performance of their latest single, “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High”, recorded at New York’s Avatar Studios.

Arctic Monkeys – One For The Road (Official Video)

Published on Oct 23, 2013
Arctic Monkeys – One For The Road (Official Video)