The Arcade Fire to Release Never-Before-Heard Tracks

With their Reflektor Tapes documentary set to be officially released next week, the Arcade Fire has unveiled that they will be dropping a new 7-inch record to coincide with the documentary’s release. The record will feature previously unreleased tracks that did not make it onto the Canadian group’s last album, Reflektor. The songs to be featured on the LP will be “Get Right” and “Crucified Again.”

While the two songs did not make it onto the much regarded record, it hasn’t stopped the band from performing the songs live. On YouTube, there are several audio posts of the band performing both tracks live, though at different events. The vinyl release of the two songs will be the first time high-quality versions of the songs will be available to the public. Listen/watch some of the live performances below.

The Arcade Fire’s documentary, The Reflektor Tapes is set to be released in the United States on Sept. 24 while the film made its official debut last weekend during the Toronto International Film Festival. The documentary follows the band as they record their 2013 album, Reflektor. The 7-inch will reportedly be released later this month.

The Arcade Fire Announce Arena Tour Dates

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The Reflektors or shall we say the Arcade Fire have already done a pretty bang up job of promoting their new album, Reflektor and that was even before the album had been released. Performing in secret clubs and venues with a strict dress code and limited access, it was only a matter of time before the band released the news that they would be going from tiny rooms with people to the hilt to huge arenas.

Just a few weeks after their new album reached the number one spot on the charts, the band have revealed that they will head out on an official tour starting in Kentucky. The tour will begin on March 6 at Louisville’s Yum! Center and run all the way until August 30 where they will conclude that tour run at the Parc Jean Drapeau in their hometown of Montreal.

While some dates have already been released, which can be seen below, the band’s publicist does advise that more dates will be revealed within the upcoming weeks, so just in case you don’t see your hometown on the list yet, like us here, don’t worry because it might be added soon. In the meantime, check out all the confirmed dates.

THE ARCADE FIRE’S REFLEKTOR TOUR:

» 3/6 — Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
» 3/8 — Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
» 3/10 — Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
» 3/12 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
» 3/13 — Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
» 3/14 — Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
» 3/16 — Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
» 3/17 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
» 3/18 — Bridgeport, CT @ Webster Bank Arena
» 4/9 — Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
» 4/10 — Austin, TX @ 360 Amphitheatre
» 4/23 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
» 4/26 — Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
» 4/27 — St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
» 4/29 — Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
» 5/1 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
» 5/2 — Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre
» 7/30 — Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
» 8/8 — Seattle, WA @ The Gorge
» 8/11 — Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
» 8/12 — Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
» 8/14 — Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
» 8/17 — Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
» 8/19 — Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
» 8/22-23 — Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
» 8/26 — Chicago, IL @ United Center
» 8/30 — Montreal, QV @ Parc Jean Drapeau

The Arcade Fire Release Halloween-ish Promo

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The Arcade Fire might be doing their super secret show tour right this moment as their alter-egos, The Reflektors, but it hasn’t stopped them from discretely debuting new tracks.

A Halloween themed video has surface online which is only about 30 seconds long. The short promo shows the band all dressed up in their Halloween best performing with some kind of creepy track playing in the background. There has been no officially confirmation that the creepy background track is a new song, but the general consensus is that it is.

If this in fact does turn out to be one of their new song, it will join their first single “Afterlife” on the highly anticipated album Reflektor which will be released next Tuesday, October 29.

While you wait for the album, get in touch with your Halloween side with the band in the promo below.

Watch the Arcade Fire’s Lyric Video

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The Arcade Fire’s newest album might be one of the most anticipated albums of the year while also being one of the most secretive albums of the year, but things might be starting to come to light.

The band who have been cryptic at best about the direction of the album and maybe new sound released another new song yesterday on Zane Lowe’s show titled, “Afterlife.” The song first made its appearance on Saturday Night Live a few weeks back when they were the musical guest on the long running show.

Today, the band released the official lyric video for it which can be seen below.

Reflektor is due out next Tuesday, October 29 and have had a great way of promoting it. Last week, they played a “secret” show in Brooklyn and this week they, performing under the alias of The Reflektors, will perform two shows in Miami.

The Arcade Fire Finally Release “Reflektor”

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And finally, The Arcade Fire have given fans what they have been eluding to for quite sometime now, their brand new song.

Last week, if not a little while before that, The Arcade Fire were dropping hints like crazy about the title of their new song. First it started with signs and then it slowly was confirmed that “Reflektor” would in fact be their first single, but when they would treat fans to it, was unknown.

On Saturday, Tumblr music website, Omnimusic released a track that could easily fool anyone into thinking that the track was the highly anticipated single. The song went on to disappear and reappear on the blogging site for quite sometime until it was officially taken down.

Today, several Arcade Fire news made its way onto the web. Spin first reported that they had seen the cover art for the new album floating around the internet and then came the breaking news that the music video for “Reflektor” had been released ahead of the supposed release time (it would have been tonight at 9 p.m.; get it 9 p.m. on 9-9).

Instead of going on about the craziness that is the video, we will leave you with the simple thought that it was directed by filmmaker,  Anton Corbijn and runs for eight minutes.

Well, enjoy the video.

http://vevo.ly/5RkaGL

Reflektor (the album) is so far scheduled to be released on October 29 through Merge Records, but considering the secrecy with the just the single, who knows if we should even trust that. Oh yeah, and it’s also produced by James Murphy.