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Preservation Hall with Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire and Friends Present: The Inaugural Krewe du Kanaval

Preservation Hall with Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire and Friends Present

The Inaugural Krewe du Kanaval

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Overview: The inaugural Krewe du Kanaval will take place on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Krewe du Kanaval will be a new Mardi Gras Krewe, a mobile music event, a year-round community, and a celebration of Haiti and the diaspora of cultures that have enriched New Orleans’ identity and arts for hundreds of years.

This joint effort between Preservation Hall, Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire and Haitian friends will be a welcome and necessary annual addition to New Orleans’ Mardi Gras traditions and will raise funds to benefit the Preservation Hall Foundation and KANPE – two not-for-profit organizations which serve important unmet social and cultural needs in New Orleans and Haiti.

Date: 2/6/18 (Week before Mardi Gras)

Timing: Noon – until late evening

Location: New Orleans

Projected Attendees: 3,000

Programming: Parade/procession through the French Quarter and Treme, a free afternoon festival in Armstrong Park and a ticketed Kanaval Ball at the iconic club One Eyed Jacks.

Confirmed Talent: Members of Arcade Fire including singers Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, the world-famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band, DJ Nickodemus, Pierre Kwenders, DJ Cosmo Gonik, Paul Beaubrun and special guests from Haiti including RAM.

More Info:

www.kanaval.org

Arcade Fire contact:
Steve Martin – steve@nastylittleman.com
Olivia Muenz – olivia@nastylittleman.com

Preservation Hall Jazz Band contact:
Pam Nashel Leto – pam@girlie.com

EVERYTHING NOW Presents: ARCADE FIRE “Put Your Money on Me” & “Creature Comfort” 12” Singles Now Available For Pre-Order

EVERYTHING NOW Presents

ARCADE FIRE “Put Your Money on Me” & “Creature Comfort” 12” Singles Now Available For Pre-Order

Featuring A-Sides From The GRAMMY-Nominated Album EVERYTHING NOW & Exclusive Non-LP B-Sides

Pre-orders are open as of today for two new Arcade Fire 12” vinyl singles: “Put Your Money on Me” featuring the exclusive B-side “Put Your Money on Me (Windows 98 v.1.0),” and “Creature Comfort” also backed with an exclusive non-LP B-side “Comfort My Sleng Teng (Geoff Barrow Mix).”

Both singles will be released January 19, 2018 and feature A-Sides from the band’s global #1 album Everything Now (Sonovox/Columbia), which has been nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Alternative Album category.

Arcade Fire recently wrapped up the North American leg of its Infinite Content Tour with a November 3-4 two-night stand at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto that had the Toronto Star describing the band as “attacking every note and every grand pronouncement as if its very collective life depended on it. Arcade Fire is as good as it’s ever been right now. Period.” NOW magazine added “They didn’t crowd the stage – they filled it… Their exuberance hasn’t worn off… as this show reaffirmed, they’re going to be an arena band for a long while yet.” Critical response similarly matched crowd elation at every date of the Infinite Content North American trek, with highlights including:

“This band seriously knows what they’re doing onstage… Arcade Fire gigs are transformative, again and again. You should see them wherever you have a chance to.”—Stereogum

“Irony, sincerity, whatever—it all sounds amazing… an immediate reminder of how they’re still one of the best bands in the world.”—The Independent

“A celebration of the best working rock band in the world.”—New York Daily News

“It’s a tricky thing, of course, to make 17,000 people feel like you see them in the same way you once reached out to touch 500, but in a show that spread 23 songs over two hours of passionate performance the group managed to do just that. Part of that came through the creative production… but the strongest ties between stage and stands remain the pure power of Arcade Fire’s songs, the music and lyrics pulling everyone into a shared communion of the human spirit that lives within these notes and words.” – OC Register

“Not just anthemic but transcendent… there’s no better way to experience that effect than on stage.”– Chicago Tribune

“A joyous affair… unflagging energy… makes their live presentation one of the most thrilling you’ll find.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Astonishing creativity and nonpareil production made the show an uninterrupted marvel… the concert proved that Arcade Fire remains an imposing contender for the title of the world’s best rock band.”—Kansas City Star

“Glorified the virtue of being present, awake, and alive… the band performed as if they were fighting for the very survival of indie rock… there was a unifying sense of optimism at the heart of theses songs and this performance.”—City Pages

“By the end of the night, the crowd had danced, cheered and, in some cases, cried itself to the point of exhaustion”—Las Vegas Weekly

The Infinite Content Tour currently runs through April 28, 2018 at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris. For further information, see the itinerary below or go to arcadefire.com.

ARCADE FIRE
Infinite Content Tour 2017-2018 

12/02/17 – Guadalajara, Mexico – Arena VFG
12/05/17 – Bogota, CO – Carpa America Corfeiras
12/08/17 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Jeunesse Arena
12/09/17 – São Paulo, Brazil – Arena Anhembi
12/11/17 – Santiago, CL – Movistar Arena
12/13/17 – Lima, PR – Parque de la Exposcion
12/15/17 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Festival BUE
3/01-04/17 – Okeechobee, FL – Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival
4/06/18 – Dublin, Ireland – Manchester Arena
4/08/18 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
4/11/18 – London, UK – SSE Wembley Arena
4/12/18 – London, UK – SSE Wembley Arena
4/13/18 – London, UK  – SSE Wembley Arena
4/15/18 – Birmingham, UK – Genting Arena
4/16/18 – Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro
4/18/18 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle
4/19/18 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
4/21/18 – Barcelona, Spain  – Palau Sant Jordi
4/23/18 – Lisbon, Portugal – Campo Pequeno
4/24/18 – Madrid, Spain – WiZink Center
4/26/18 – Nantes, France – The Zenith
4/28/18 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
6/22-24/17 – Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany – Southside Festival
6/22-24/17 – Scheessel, Germany – Hurricane Festival

 

ARCADE FIRE: EVERYTHING NOW #1 ON U.S. & UK ALBUM CHARTS

ARCADE FIRE

EVERYTHING NOW #1 ON U.S. & UK ALBUM CHARTS

INFINITE CONTENT TOUR ADDS OCTOBER 30 CHICAGO DATE AT UNITED CENTER

With Special Guests The Breeders

Wolf Parade Confirmed as Support  for  September 5 Quebec City Tour Opener

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Confirmed as Support for September 17 Philadelphia Date at Wells Fargo Center

U.S. Shows Begin September 12 at Madison Square Garden

In the wake of a triumphant headline set closing out Lollapalooza 2017, Arcade Fire’s fifth album Everything Now has entered the Billboard 200 at #1, with sales just shy of 100,000 since its release July 28 through an exclusive 360-degree partnership with global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now in synergy with the Sony corporation. Everything Now has also debuted at #1 on the UK album chart.

Arcade Fire has also confirmed the addition of an October 30 date at Chicago’s United Center to its Infinite Content arena tour. The Breeders will support on the newly announced Chicago show, while Wolf Parade has been confirmed as support on the tour’s September 5 North American opener at Centre Videotron in Quebec City, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band will support September 17 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

The Infinite Content Tour lands in the U.S. September 12 at Madison Square Garden and will feature special guests on various dates including Grandmaster Flash, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Wolf Parade, Phantogram, Angel Olsen, Bomba Estero, The Breeders and Broken Social Scene. For a full list of dates and support acts, see below and/or arcadefire.com.

Everything Now was produced by Arcade Fire, Thomas Bangalter and Steve Mackey, with co-production by Markus Dravs; and was recorded at Boombox Studios in New Orleans, Sonovox Studios in Montreal, and Gang Recording Studio in Paris.

Arcade Fire is Win Butler, Will Butler, Régine Chassagne, Jeremy Gara, Tim Kingsbury and Richard Reed Parry. 

ARCADE FIRE
INFINITE CONTENT
North American Tour 2017

9/05/17 – Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron*
9/06/17 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre*
9/09/17 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre*
9/12/17 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden+^
9/15/17 – Boston, MA – TD Garden^
9/16/17 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center^
9/17/17– Philadelphia, PA  – Wells Fargo Center^
9/21/17 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena*
9/22/17 – Tampa, FL – USF Sun Dome*
9/23/17 – Miami, FL – Watsco Center at the University of Miami*
9/26/17 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena*
9/27/17– Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center*
9/28/17 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center*
10/11/17 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place ~
10/12/17– Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome ~
10/14/17 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum ~
10/15/17 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena ~
10/17/17 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena &
10/18/17– San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena &
10/20/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum &
10/22/17 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center &
10/25/17 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center $
10/27/17– Kansas City, MO – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena $
10/29/17 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center %
10/30/17 – Chicago, IL – United Center %
11/01/17 – Windsor, ON – Windsor Credit Family Union Centre #
11/03/17 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre #
11/04/17 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre #*  –  with Wolf Parade
+ – with Grandmaster Flash
^  – with Preservation Hall Jazz Band
~ – with Phantogram
& – with Angel Olsen
$ – with Bomba Estereo
% – with The Breeders
# – with Broken Social Scene

ARCADE FIRE: SPECIAL APPEARANCE TONIGHT ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE EVERYTHING NOW CORPORATION

ARCADE FIRE

SPECIAL APPEARANCE TONIGHT ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERTBROUGHT TO YOU BY THE EVERYTHING NOW CORPORATION 

WIN BUTLER INTERVIEW WITH ZANE LOWE LIVE NOW ON BEATS 1 

EVERYTHING NOW ALBUM OUT NOW

INFINITE CONTENT U.S. TOUR BEGINS SEPTEMBER 12 AT           MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

Everything Now Art HIRES

In a very special TV event made possible by the Everything Now corporation and its fine family of products including Chemistry energy drink and Creature Comfort cereal, Arcade Fire will make its first ever performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colberttonight Thursday, August 3.

Arcade Fire’s fifth album, Everything Now, was released July 28 on CD, cassette, digital download and heavyweight black vinyl LP through an exclusive 360-degree partnership with global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now in synergy with the Sony corporation. The band’s Win Butler recently sat with Zane Lowe for a revealing interview on Apple Music’s Beats 1 that delved deep into the making of the album, inspirations behind the record and Arcade Fire’s music, life, love, fatherhood and more. The full interview can be seen here.

Everything Now was produced by Arcade Fire, Thomas Bangalter and Steve Mackey, with co-production by Markus Dravs; and was recorded at Boombox Studios in New Orleans, Sonovox Studios in Montreal, and Gang Recording Studio in Paris.

Arcade Fire’s U.S. leg of its Infinite Content arena tour will kick off September 12 at Madison Square Garden, prior to which the band will headline Lollapalooza this Sunday August 6—preceded by an intimate show Saturday August 5 at Chicago’s Metro club. For a full list of dates, see below and/or arcadefire.com.

Arcade Fire is Win Butler, Will Butler, Régine Chassagne, Jeremy Gara, Tim Kingsbury and Richard Reed Parry.

ARCADE FIRE
INFINITE CONTENT
North American Tour 2017

8/05/17 – Chicago, IL – Metro
8/06/17 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza Music Festival
9/05/17 – Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
9/06/17 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
9/09/17 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
9/12/17 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
9/15/17 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
9/16/17 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
9/17/17– Philadelphia, PA  – Wells Fargo Center
9/21/17 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
9/22/17 – Tampa, FL – USF Sun Dome
9/23/17 – Miami, FL – Watsco Center at the University of Miami
9/26/17 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena
9/27/17– Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
9/28/17 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
10/11/17 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
10/12/17– Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
10/14/17 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
10/15/17 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
10/17/17 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
10/18/17– San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
10/20/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10/22/17 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center
10/25/17 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
10/27/17– Kansas City, MO – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
10/29/17 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
11/01/17 – Windsor, ON – Windsor Credit Family Union Centre
11/03/17 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
11/04/17 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre

ARCADE FIRE #InfiniteInfiniteContent #DressCodeGate CONTESTS LIVE NOW

ARCADE FIRE

#InfiniteInfiniteContent #DressCodeGate CONTESTS LIVE NOW

Arcade Fire, whose fifth album Everything Now will be released this Friday, July 28, are currently running two Twitter contests for fans.

The first, called Infinite Infinite Content, challenges fans to create their own version of the song “Infinite Content” using only musical scores and MIDI files that the band has provided. That competition ends at 11:59 eastern time on July 27.

The second, inspired by the negative reaction to a fictional dress code that the band never insisted on for tomorrow’s intimate show in Brooklyn, is called #Dresscodegate. The band is asking fans to tweet a photo of themselves in their least hip, least trendy outfit; winners will have access to special VIP areas at the show, and they’ll be gifted a bunch of Everything Now swag.

Follow Arcade Fire on Twitter @arcadefire

Debut Album From Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire Out February 17

Sam Patch
Yeah You, And I
Debut Album From Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire Out February 17, 2017 on Dep Records
First Single “St. Sebastian” Out Now, Available Instantly with Pre-Orders
Tickets for 2017 Tour On Sale Now
© JF Lalonde 2016

Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire has unveiled his new project Sam Patch, confirming the February 17, 2017 release of its debut album Yeah You, And I on Dep Records preceded by first single “St. Sebastian.”

The music that would become Sam Patch was written and recorded from summer 2014 through winter 2016 after Tim completed Arcade Fire’s global Reflektor tour. Yeah You, And I is in essence a solo record. Tim recorded and produced the songs himself, building the majority of the songs up from synthesizer sequences and a drum machine loops, with layered organ, guitar and/or vocals added. “Up All Night,” the first song Tim wrote for the album, was entirely composed and partially recorded one evening in a London hotel room.

While Tim plays the majority of the instruments, and wrote and sang every song on Yeah You, And I, the album features a wide assortment of collaborators. John McEntire and Doug McCombs appear on “Never Meant No Harm” and “Up All Night.” “Listening” was co-written with Tim’s wife and partner Natalie Shatula. Basia Bulat lent her voice to seven of the record’s eight songs, and contributed vocal and piano arrangements on various tracks. Jeremy Gara, Arcade Fire drummer and Tim’s frequent musical collaborator, played drums on six of the songs.

First single “St. Sebastian” captures the essence of the album: The lyrical theme is one that Tim found to be recurring—a focus that was both conscious and otherwise—as he developed the songs. What motivates us in our lives? What do we focus on and what do we neglect? What do we use to distract ourselves from who we really are? Featuring musical touchstones from Tim’s past, such as Abba, Devo, Fleetwood Mac, Zamfir, Leonard Cohen and Stereolab and lyrical inspirations from everything from self-help books to Philip K. Dick to Greek and Christian mythology, Yeah You, And I asks these questions and more.

Sam Patch’s Yeah You, And I will be supported by a winter/spring 2017 tour. The first confirmed dates are listed below. For further information: sampatchmusic.com

DEBUT SOLO ALBUM FROM ARCADE FIRE’S JEREMY GARA

Limn To Be Released March 11, 2016

Listen to Lead Track ​HERE

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Jeremy Gara, drummer of Arcade Fire, releases his first solo album Limn on March 11, 2016 on NRCSS Industry.

Mastered by Helge Sten (Deathprod, Supersilent), produced and recorded by Jeremy over many months while on tour and in the moments in between, and assembled this last fall at home, Limn is a melodic, dense, and noisy ambient record. It’s a collection of organized improvisations, of solo creative moments in response to familiar collaborative efforts.

“Divinity,” the first song on the album, is streaming here.

That’s the cover art, by Jeremy Gara, above.

The full tracklisting is:

Limn
01. Divinity
02. Chicago
03. The Dupe
04. The Gate
05. Judgement Dialogue
06. Tangles
07. Violence
08. Imagined Machine
09. The Desert
10. A New Age

Pre­order the digital release of on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play.

Live solo dates to be announced soon.

Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Jeremy has been a member of Arcade Fire since 2004. In the past few years he’s spent his energies outside of the band collaborating with a wide variety of artists: bandmates Sarah Neufeld, Will Butler, Tim Kingsbury, as well as other artists such as Michael Feuerstack, Susanna Wallumrød, Owen Pallett, Nedelle Torrisi, to name a few.

Most recently he’s been seen filling in occasionally for Fred Armisen, playing drums in the 8G Band on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers.

For further information contact: info@nrcssindustry.com

© Jen Brown
© Jen Brown

ARCADE FIRE ANNOUNCE REFLEKTOR DELUXE EDITION

“Get Right” b/w “Crucified Again” SINGLE STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY AT TIDAL THROUGH SEPTEMBER 24

REFLEKTOR TAPES  CASSETTE TAPE AND “GET RIGHT” 7″ NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER AT arcadefire.com

The Reflektor Tapes
The Reflektor Tapes

In conjunction with the September 23 U.S. theatrical release of their feature film The Reflektor Tapes, Arcade Fire has confirmed the September 25 digital release of a deluxe edition of the band’s critically acclaimed, international #1 double album Reflektor.

The Reflektor Deluxe Edition features another LP side’s worth of material not included on the original album: Five never-before-released Arcade Fire songs and a remix of “Flashbulb Eyes.” Several of the tracks exclusive to the deluxe edition—such as “Crucified Again,” “Get Right” and “Soft Power”–will be familiar to Arcade Fire fans who have either witnessed rare live performances or seen or heard the previously unreleased material as featured in the The Reflektor Tapes.

A 7-inch vinyl single of “Get Right” b/w “Crucified Again” will be released on Merge/Sonovox the same day as the Reflektor Deluxe digital release. The two tracks on the single began streaming via TIDAL as of 9:00 a.m. ET and will be available exclusively to TIDAL subscribers through September 24.

Additionally, The Reflektor Tapes, a cassette-only release of the unreleased tracks has been confirmed for October 16. The Reflektor Tapes track listing is as follows:

1.    “Apocrypha”
2.    “Women of a Certain Age”
3.    “Flashbulb Eyes (Dennis Bovell remix ft. Linton Kwesi Johnson)”
4.    “Soft Power”
5.    “Get Right”
6.    “Crucified Again”

Pre-orders for The Reflektor Tapes cassette and the “Get Right” 7-inch can be placed now at arcadefire.com.

Directed by 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Short Films winner Kahlil Joseph, The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire’s critically acclaimed, international #1 albumReflektor. The film charts the band’s creative journey as they lay foundations for the album in Jamaica, commence recording sessions in Montreal and play an impromptu gig at a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival—ultimately bringing their breathtaking live show to packed arenas in Los Angeles and London on the globe-spanning 2013-2104 Reflektor Tour.

ARCADE FIRE: THE REFLEKTOR TAPES

WORLDWIDE FESTIVAL DEBUT CONFIRMED FOR TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

FEATURE FILM THEATRICAL RELEASE MOVED UP TO SEPTEMBER 23RD IN NORTH AMERICA

THEATERS, SHOWTIMES, TICKET DETAILS, NEW TRAILER ALL LIVE NOW AT www.TheReflektorTapes.com

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The internationally renowned, Grammy Award-winning Arcade Fire’s first feature film, The Reflektor Tapes, has been confirmed for inclusion in the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, which commences September 10th. The screening on September 12th will be the worldwide premiere, debuting for a prestigious international audience alongside the likes of The Danish Girl starring Eddie Redmayne and The Martian with Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain, as part of TIFF’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Details on screenings can be found at http://tiff.net/festivals/festival15.

Additionally, the theatrical release of The Reflektor Tapes has been moved up one day in North America to September 23rd. Tickets for The Reflektor Tapes are now on sale, with more screenings soon to be confirmed. For a list of theaters, times and further information—as well as a brand new full length trailer–see here or go to www.TheReflektorTapes.com.

The Reflektor Tapes is directed by 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Short Films winner Kahlil Joseph, and produced by award-winning studio Pulse Films (20,000 Days on EarthShut Up And Play The Hits) and What Matters Most. It is a film quite unlike any other; an authentic cinematic experience, meeting at the crossroads of documentary, music, art and personal history. The release will be brought to screens by leading Event Cinema distributor Arts Alliance. Each and every screening of this limited release will be part of a unique cinematic event to be shared by audiences around the world.

The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire’s critically acclaimed, international #1 album Reflektor. The film recontextualizes the album experience, transporting the viewer into a kaleidoscopic sonic and visual landscape. It charts the band’s creative journey as they lay foundations for the album in Jamaica, commence recording sessions in Montreal and play an impromptu gig at a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival, before bringing their breathtaking live show to packed arenas in Los Angeles and London.

Audiences will relive stunning concerts from the Reflektor tour, re-envisioned in true cinema high definition and surround sound. The film will also offer a rare opportunity for fans to delve beneath the surface and get closer to the band themselves. With Arcade Fire granting previously unprecedented access to Joseph, The Reflektor Tapes fluidly blends in never before seen personal footage, including interviews, documentation of the recording process and moments captured by the band themselves, to dazzling effect.

Arcade Fire said of the film: “There were parts of the Reflektor tour where I think we, Arcade Fire, came the closest in our careers to putting on stage what we imagined in our heads. We were insanely lucky to have Kahlil Joseph documenting from the very beginning.” 

In addition to showcasing music from Reflektor and other albums in Arcade Fire’s storied back catalogue, The Reflektor Tapes will also give viewers a chance to hear a brand new, unreleased track for the first time and features an exclusive 15 minutes of unseen footage, filmed with the band only for cinema audiences.
www.TheReflektorTapes.com

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Editor’s Notes

Kahlil Joseph is an award winning LA based filmmaker. His beautifully shot, evocative short film “Until the Quiet Comes” for Flying Lotus received widespread critical acclaim and won the Grand Jury Prize for Short Films at Sundance Film Festival 2013 and Video of the Year at the UKMVA’s in 2013. Kahlil has worked with some of the most influential artists in music, including Kendrick Lamar and FKA Twigs. A further collaboration with Kendrick Lamar resulted in a 2-screen installation titled Double Conscious. This work is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, CA for the 2015 season.

Arcade Fire’s debut Funeral was released in 2004 to critical acclaim and featured in multiple Album of the Decade Polls including NME, Pitchfork, Guardian, Mojo and numerous others. Their 2007 follow-upNeon Bible debuted at #2 in the UK and the Billboard Hot 100. In 2011 the band won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards for their third studio album The Suburbs (2010) before going on to win Best International Group and Best International Album at the 2011 BRIT Awards. The band’s fourth albumReflektor topped the charts worldwide upon its October 2013 release, debuting at #1 in the US, UK, Canada and several other territories. The album was supported by the wildly ambitious and ecstatically received global Reflektor tour.

Arts Alliance is the leading producer, financier, distributor and marketer of Event Cinema worldwide. Arts Alliance has released more than 70 event cinema releases across screens around the globe, developing, marketing and distributing world-class shows to audiences in 75 countries, engaging fans with the content they are most passionate about. In the fast-growing Event Cinema market, Arts Alliance presents exciting, multi-dimensional content across all genres: live opera and ballet from The Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2014/15, dynamic art exhibitions in Exhibition On Screen, theatre productions from Globe On Screen and the best rock & pop events including One Direction: Where We Are – The Concert Filmwww.artsalliance.com

Pulse Films is an award-winning film studio and a pioneer in music feature documentaries. Their BAFTA and Grammy nominated work has been celebrated at prestigious festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, Berlinale and London Film Festival. The studios’ slate includes 20,000 Days on Earth with Nick Cave, Shut Up And Play The HitsThe Possibilities Are EndlessKaty Perry: A Part Of Me and Who is Dayani Cristal?, as well as an exciting slate of forthcoming narrative films, including American Honeydirected by Andrea Arnold and starring Shia LaBeouf. www.pulsefilms.com

ARCADE FIRE: THE REFLEKTOR TAPES

FEATURE FILM TO RELEASE IN THEATERS WORLDWIDE FROM SEPTEMBER 24TH

Watch the first look trailer: https://youtu.be/sq1fAL24Xho

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This autumn, Grammy Award-winning band Arcade Fire will release their first feature film, The Reflektor Tapes, in theaters around the world from September 24th for a limited time only.

The Reflektor Tapes is directed by 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Short Films winner Kahlil Joseph, and produced by award-winning studio Pulse Films (20,000 Days on Earth, Shut Up And Play The Hits) and What Matters Most. It is a film quite unlike any other; an authentic cinematic experience, meeting at the crossroads of documentary, music, art and personal history. The release will be brought to screens by leading Event Cinema distributor Arts Alliance. Screening for a short time only, it bucks traditional film rollout convention, creating a unique cinema event to be shared by audiences around the world.

The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire’s critically acclaimed, international #1 album Reflektor. The film recontextualizes the album experience, transporting the viewer into a kaleidoscopic sonic and visual landscape. It charts the band’s creative journey as they lay foundations for the album in Jamaica, commence recording sessions in Montreal and play an impromptu gig at a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival, before bringing their breathtaking live show to packed arenas in Los Angeles and London.

Audiences will relive stunning concerts from the Reflektor tour, re-envisioned in true cinema high definition and surround sound. The film will also offer a rare opportunity for fans to delve beneath the surface and get closer to the band themselves. With Arcade Fire granting previously unprecedented access to Joseph, The Reflektor Tapes fluidly blends in never before seen personal footage, including interviews, documentation of the recording process and moments captured by the band themselves, to dazzling effect.

Arcade Fire said of the film: “There were parts of the Reflektor tour where I think we, Arcade Fire, came the closest in our careers to putting on stage what we imagined in our heads. We were insanely lucky to have Kahlil Joseph documenting from the very beginning.” 

In addition to showcasing music from Reflektor and other albums in Arcade Fire’s storied back catalogue, The Reflektor Tapes will also give viewers a chance to hear a brand new, unreleased track for the first time and features an exclusive 20 minutes of unseen footage, filmed only for cinema audiences.

To accompany the film announcement, Arcade Fire have also released an exclusive new music video for the track “Porno”, created by Kahlil Joseph and featuring footage from The Reflektor Tapes.

Watch the “Porno” music video here: http://po.st/TRTtrailer  

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Editor’s Notes

Kahlil Joseph is an award winning LA based filmmaker. His beautifully shot, evocative short film “Until the Quiet Comes” for Flying Lotus received widespread critical acclaim and won the Grand Jury Prize for Short Films at Sundance Film Festival 2013 and Video of the Year at the UKMVA’s in 2013. Kahlil has worked with some of the most influential artists in music, including Kendrick Lamar and FKA Twigs. A further collaboration with Kendrick Lamar resulted in a 2-screen installation titled Double Conscious. This work is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, CA for the 2015 season.

Arcade Fire’s debut Funeral was released in 2004 to critical acclaim and featured in multiple Album of the Decade Polls including NME, Pitchfork, Guardian, Mojo and numerous others. Their 2007 follow-up Neon Bible debuted at #2 in the UK and the Billboard Hot 100. In 2011 the band won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards for their third studio album The Suburbs (2010) before going on to win Best International Group and Best International Album at the 2011 BRIT Awards. The band’s fourth album Reflektor topped the charts worldwide upon its October 2013 release, debuting at #1 in the US, UK, Canada and several other territories. The album was supported by the wildly ambitious and ecstatically received global Reflektor tour.

Arts Alliance is the leading producer, financier, distributor and marketer of Event Cinema worldwide. Arts Alliance has released more than 70 event cinema releases across screens around the globe, developing, marketing and distributing world-class shows to audiences in 75 countries, engaging fans with the content they are most passionate about. In the fast-growing Event Cinema market, Arts Alliance presents exciting, multi-dimensional content across all genres: live opera and ballet from The Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2014/15, dynamic art exhibitions in Exhibition On Screen, theatre productions from Globe On Screen and the best rock & pop events including One Direction: Where We Are – The Concert Filmwww.artsalliance.com

Pulse Films is an award-winning film studio and a pioneer in music feature documentaries. Their BAFTA and Grammy nominated work has been celebrated at prestigious festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, Berlinale and London Film Festival. The studios’ slate includes 20,000 Days on Earth with Nick Cave, Shut Up And Play The HitsThe Possibilities Are EndlessKaty Perry: A Part Of Me and Who is Dayani Cristal?, as well as an exciting slate of forthcoming narrative films, including American Honey directed by Andrea Arnold and starring Shia LaBeouf. www.pulsefilms.com