With six permanent members and sometimes more for live performances, Canadian outfit Arcade Fire quickly garnered attention for using as many types of instruments as there were people onstage. Combined with poetic lyrics and uber-creative stage antics, music videos and marketing campaigns, the band’s catalog has been classified as art-rock since its 2004 debut ‘Funeral.’ Indie-rock fans were quick to catch on, readily latching on to the album, which managed to make ruminating on mortality feel new again as a musical concept. The album earned the band some serious indie cred, a Grammy nomination and a later-in-life hit in ‘Wake Up.’ Fronted by husband-and-wife duo Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, the Montreal-based act maintained its indie-darling status with its 2007 sophomore effort, ‘Neon Bible.’ However, it wasn’t until they caught the world by surprise by winning the Grammy for Album of the Year for 2010’s ‘The Suburbs’ that Arcade Fire became household names. Their fame paved the way for their fourth full-length, ‘Reflektor,’ allowing for a massive marketing campaign leading up to the album’s release and larger-than-life performance art-esque live shows that they’ve now become known for.
Arcade Fire's 'Creature Comfort' Single Censored for Airplay
Arcade Fire's label has apparently censored their new single's lyrical content for Canadian airplay, removing reference to drugs, self-mutilation and suicide.
Listen to Arcade Fire Cover John Lennon's 'Mind Games'
The band also released an alternate version of the "Everything Now," the title track of their latest album, for Spotify Singles.
Arcade Fire Open 'Infinite Content' Tour in Quebec City: Set List, Video
Arcade Fire debuts songs from 'Everything Now' at the tour opener, in a show they're calling "by far our most ambitious production."
In Latest Stunt, Arcade Fire (Sorta, Not Really) Apologize for Bizarre Media Campaign
The band's apology reads like a continuation of a bizarre social media campaign that has alternately offended and amused fans.
Watch Arcade Fire Cover John Lennon, David Bowie and Radiohead in One Song at Lollapalooza Club Show: Set List + Video
Arcade Fire warmed up for their Lollapalooza headlining slot tonight with a small club show in Chicago.
R.E.M., Arcade Fire + More React to Donald Trump's Transgender Military Ban
Win Butler spoke from the stage while Michael Stipe and other musicians made a video condemning President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender Americans in the military.
Arcade Fire Mock Bad Review With ‘Premature Premature Evaluation’ of 'Everything Now'
Arcade Fire have taken issue with a website that said that the band were finished after listening to only one song from its new album.
Arcade Fire Give Kendall and Kylie Jenner a Taste of Their Own Medicine With New T-Shirts
The Canadian rockers began selling T-shirts featuring the logo of their upcoming album 'Everything Now' emblazoned over the reality TV star's face.
Watch the Video for Arcade Fire’s New Single ‘Creature Comfort’
Arcade Fire have given us the second taste of what to expect on 'Everything Now.'