19 May 2015

Will Butler releases Policy deluxe edition

As you may remember Will Butler promised there would be a digital release of his songs for the Guardian this month. Now the day has come to officially release them – as a deluxe edition of Policy. The added songs have been properly mixed by Mark Lawson. Will had this to

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16 May 2015

Photos: DJ Windows 98 at Hangout Music Fest

Win Butler under his DJ alias DJ Windows 98 brought both Régine and Preservation Hall Jazz Band with him to Hangout Music Festival today. It appears to have been very very good from all the shouts on twitter etc. Edit: Two galleries of pro shot photos first, and then a

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14 May 2015

Will Butler performs on Seth Meyers

Will Butler visited Late Night with Seth Meyers ahead of his US and Canada west coast dates beginning next week. He performed a great version of “Anna” for the show and “Witness” for a web exclusive. Matt Bauder on sax joined Will and the band (Julie Shore, Sara Dobbs, and

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10 May 2015

Coachella and the US/CAN festivals to play

I was asked a while back if I think Arcade Fire will headline Coachella on the next tour. It would be their third time headlining, and fifth appearance. The band has done Coachella on every tour so far. In 2005 Arcade Fire played an instantly legendary set that people still

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05 May 2015

Win and Régine to open Haitian restaurant

From Haiti to Montreal: Arcade Fire teams up with Toronto restaurant duo to open Agrikol LAURA BEESTON MONTREAL — Special to The Globe and Mail The magic started when Win Butler blew up the PA system. Last August, the Arcade Fire frontman was enjoying food and drinks with the band

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