09 Nov 2016

Régine receives honorary doctorate from Concordia University

Doctor Chassagne. That has a good ring to it! Régine Chassagne studied Communications at Concordia University, BA ’98, and on Monday (Nov 7th) received an honorary doctorate for her “commitment to Haiti and her impact on the international music scene”. Régine was visibly touched by the honour and gave a

07 Sep 2016

Earliest Arcade Fire-ish footage to date

I believe this is the earliest footage of ‘Win & Régine’/’super early iteration of Arcade Fire’ that has surfaced. It’s definitely though more of a ‘Win and Régine with band’ thing than Arcade Fire. And while it obviously sounds very rough and grim at times (lousy sound system etc.) it’s

26 May 2016

Pro shot videos from Kanpe Kanaval

Tidal has posted three videos from Kanaval Kanpe where Win, Régine and Richard performed with David Byrne and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The profits from the night all going to Kanpe. Here’s what Tidal said to introduce these videos: Back in February, the biting cold of the Canadian winter was

25 May 2016

Win and Régine cameo in The Lonely Island’s ‘Popstar’ film

Told you this a while back but I guess it’s official now and everything. Win Butler and Régine Chassagne appear briefly in The Lonely Island’s film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. Trailer: #popstar #june3https://t.co/yoBS5DQe57 — The Lonely Island (@thelonelyisland) March 14, 2016

01 May 2016

2003 incarnation of Arcade Fire

Today a video has surfaced of a very early four-member incarnation of Arcade Fire playing No Cars Go. Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Dane Mills, Tim Kingsbury, and somebody on the trumpet make out this incarnation of the band. No Cars Go is of course off the band’s self-titled EP released