Arcade Fire News

Pre-order Arcade Fire's Reflektor now in the Merge store!

Arcade Fire shared "Reflektor," the first single from their forthcoming new album of the same name yesterday to much fanfare. Reflektor will be in stores on October 29, but the album is available now for pre-order on dbl-CD and dbl-LP in the Merge store along with a limited number of "Reflektor" 12-inches. The internet exploded as three very different and exciting videos appeared and the day ended with a 9PM premiere of "Reflektor" on radio stations around the world. Watch the official "Reflektor" video directed by Anton Corbijn.

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Merge celebrates Record Store Day 2012

Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 21, and we have four very special releases to mark the occasion of one of our favorite days of the year! Also, Hospitality, the Love Language & M. Ward will visit independent record stores for celebratory in-store performances. The only way to get your hands on these releases is to visit your local independent record store on April 21.

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"The Suburbs" Deluxe packaging details, album stream up now

On Tuesday August 2, to mark the 1-year anniversary of the release of Arcade Fire's epic, Album of the Year Grammy-winning album The Suburbs, Merge will release a deluxe edition that will include two brand new tracks recorded during The Suburbs album sessions ("Culture War" and "Speaking in Tongues" featuring David Byrne), an extended version of album track "Wasted Hours," Spike Jonze's short film, Scenes From The Suburbs, and an 80-page booklet as well as other exclusive content. The 30-minute film, inspired by The Suburbs, is directed by Spike Jonze and co-written by Spike Jonze, Will Butler and Win Butler.

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Arcade Fire "The Suburbs" Deluxe release-week giveaways!

Celebrating of the one-year anniversary of The Suburbs in August, Merge will release The Suburbs Deluxe on Tuesday, August 2! A select group of independent record stores are helping to share the excitement with a series of special giveaways during release week.

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The Wilderness Downtown wins a Webby!

Congratulations to Google & Radical Media for winning the award for Best Use of Video or Moving Image at this year's Webby Awards for The Wilderness Downtown! The project also won the "People's Award" for Net Art.   More >

Arcade Fire US tour now in progress!

Album of the Year Grammy winners Arcade Fire are on the road now in support of The SuburbsThe shows kicked off April 9 in Denver and include previously announced sold out appearances headlining Coachella this weekend as well as an April 22, 24, 25 three-night stand at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion. The band’s headlining appearance on May 6 at Jazz Fest  in New Orleans will be the tour’s final date.

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