Ar­cade Fire back with new mu­sic

Los Angeles Times - - AT THE MOVIES - — Au­gust Brown

Ar­cade Fire con­tin­ued its week of re­leas­ing mys­te­ri­ous new ma­te­rial, with an eerily un­event­ful video stream claim­ing it is “live from Death Val­ley.”

The video, posted on a link from the band’s main web­site, shows a bill­board with moun­tain-themed art that lines up ex­actly with the desert to­pog­ra­phy be­hind it, a scrolling bill­board with the new song ti­tle “Ev­ery­thing Now” in var­i­ous lan­guages, along with some cheap TV chy­rons and a logo for the new sin­gle. One of the graphics fre­quently flips to say “Lie” in­stead of “Live,” so some­thing is prob­a­bly in­ten­tion­ally amiss here.

That new disco-driven track first sur­faced via a Twit­ter ac­count (likely run by the band) meant to evoke a Rus­sian spam­bot. The track also was sold as a 12inch sin­gle at Barcelona’s Pri­mav­era Sound fes­ti­val.

Though Ar­cade Fire hasn’t made a for­mal al­bum an­nounce­ment, the band did an­nounce that it had signed to Columbia Records, leav­ing long­time for­mer la­bel Merge Records.

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