[stream] Arcade Fire: “Speaking in Tongues” & “Culture War”

BBC radio DJ Zane Lowe premiered two new Arcade Fire songs on his program today. We got “Speaking in Tongues,” a quick interview with Win Butler and then “Culture War.” The internet being what it is, we didn’t have to wait long for them to pop up again.

Arcade Fire: “Speaking in Tongues”

Arcade Fire: “Culture War”


[video] Arcade Fire and Cyndi Lauper do “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” at Jazzfest

Well this is just about perfect. It’s not the first time the Arcade Fire have covered this song (as my collection of AF covers will attest), but it’s the first time they’ve done it with Cyndi. The collaboration went down at New Orleans’ Jazzfest this weekend.

[via CoS]

[MP3/VIDEO] Arcade Fire does covers of Rolling Stones, Cindi Lauper in Haiti

Arcade Fire: “The Last Time” (Rolling Stones)

The Arcade Fire performed a surprise show in Haiti this week. While there, they did covers of CCR, the Rolling Stones, Cinci Lauper and Blondie. Aside from being a very cool thing to do, this gives us a couple covers to add to the Arcade Fire covers archive.

MP3: Arcade Fire – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cindi Lauper)
MP3: Arcade Fire – The Last Time (Rolling Stones)

Arcade Fire: “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” (Cindi Lauper)

The Arcade Fire covers archive :: 18 covers and counting!

Now that it’s official that the Arcade Fire will be making their return to the stage, I figured it’d be fun to add them to the long list of covers archives I’ve put together. So sure, everyone knows the Arcade Fire used to do a mean cover of the Talking Heads, but did you know they’ve done Smiths, Clinic and Sam Cooke covers?

The Arcade Fire covers archive :: 18 covers and counting!

MP3: Arcade Fire – A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke)
MP3: Arcade Fire – Age of Consent (New Order)
MP3: Arcade Fire – All The Umbrellas in London (Magnetic Fields)
MP3: Arcade Fire – Born In The U.S.A. (Bruce Springsteen)
MP3: Arcade Fire – Born On A Train (Magnetic Fields)
MP3: Arcade Fire – Brazil (Ary Baroso/Ed Russel)
MP3: Arcade Fire – Distortions (Clinic)
MP3: Arcade Fire – Five Years (David Bowie)
MP3: Arcade Fire – Gimme Some Truth (John Lennon)
MP3: Arcade Fire – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cindi Lauper)
MP3: Arcade Fire – Guns Of Brixton (the Clash)
MP3: Arcade Fire – Kiss Off (Violent Femmes)
MP3: Arcade Fire – The Last Time (Rolling Stones)
MP3: Arcade Fire – Maps (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
MP3: Arcade Fire – Heroes (David Bowie)
MP3: Arcade Fire – Poupee de Cire, Poupee de Son (France Gall)
MP3: Arcade Fire – Still Ill (The Smiths)
MP3: Arcade Fire – State Trooper (Bruce Springsteen)
MP3: Arcade Fire – Such a Shame (Jay Reatard)
MP3: Arcade Fire – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) (Talking Heads)
MP3: Arcade Fire – Wave of Mutilation (Pixies)

And there are a few that I don’t have MP3s for, but we have video of: “Bizarre Love Triangle” “Boys Don’t Cry” “Dancing in the Dark / Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”

Thanks to the Torture Garden and the fine folks at the Us Kids Know message board for making this possible and a lot easier. If you’ve got any covers I’m missing, leave a link in the comments or email them on over!