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March 3rd, 2014
Remember yesterday when we spent an ungodly amount of time in front of the television watching the Oscars? Yeah, it was exhausting. But the one thing that kept us Canadians going was our patriotism…yeah it’s still there even after we killed it at the Olympics! Montreal’s Jean-Marc Vallée got a bunch of nominations for his […]
February 20th, 2014
We’ve been beaming with pride ever since we heard that Canadian indie-rock heroes Arcade Fire, as well as collaborator Owen Pallett, were nominated for an Oscar this year for their work on scoring the incredible Spike Jonze film Her. If you’ve seen the film — if you haven’t, FIND A THEATRE ASAP — you know […]
November 1st, 2013
It was announced today that famous film and music video director Spike Jonze will be the creative director at this year’s YouTube Music Awards. In addition to running the show creatively, Jonze will also be shooting live music videos for artists such as Lady Gaga and Arcade Fire, as well as a number of guest […]
June 27th, 2011
Morrissey says there aren’t any labels out there that want to release his new album… Watch the full version of the Spike Jonze-directed Arcade Fire film, Scenes From The Suburbs… Wild Beasts announce North American tour, play three Canadian dates… Still Corners to release their debut album on Sub Pop in October… Watch a trailer […]
May 24th, 2011
“Sonic Youth is the band that got me into punk, and introduced me to independent music and alternative music. I remember seeing this video on TV and falling in love with it because it had skateboarding, which I thought was AWESOME. My friend told me it was a skateboard video, and because I can’t skateboard, […]
April 18th, 2011
Having won “Album of the Year” honours at both the Grammy and Juno Awards this year, Arcade Fire have decided to capitalize on their “who is Arcade Fire” fame and reissue last year’s The Suburbs. According to BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe (via Pitchfork), the Montrealers will repackage the album to include two brand […]
March 10th, 2011
One of the true classic videos of the 1990s was “Drop” by the seminal west coast Hieroglyphics crew, The Pharcyde. Directed by Spike Jonze, the 1995 clip featured the four members of the group performing their song while walking in the street – in reverse. Now a short documentary on the eye-poppin’ promo has been […]
November 25th, 2010
Lauren: The new video by Arcade Fire is BOOOORING! I fell asleep watching it. I needed that nap. But I don’t enjoy slow, pointless, story videos that don’t pick up aspects of the music at all and don’t evoke the same feeling or imagery I felt when I listened to the song. I love Arcade […]
November 19th, 2010
So, legendary video director and Oscar nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze has directed the new Arcade Fire video. What a team! The clip is for the song “The Suburbs” and to give you a sense of what to expect, try some kind of hybrid with the DNA of M.I.A.’s “Born Free” and Smashing Pumpkin’s “1979.” It […]
April 12th, 2010
A short film is in the works between Spike Jonze and Montreal-based The Arcade Fire. The film is currently casting and will be shot in Austin in the near future. Jones used The Arcade Fire’s music for his 2009 film “Where The Wild Things Are”. Many are speculating that the film will incorporate The Arcade […]