MOMENTS | Mash-up: Watch Father John Misty Cover Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs”

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Okay, so if you haven’t already heard it, the Father John Misty cover of Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs” might just be the best cover of 2015 (thus far, at least). Of course, in the last 18 months, we’ve also heard him perform six other covers, which include his take on Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box,” Cat Stevens’ “Trouble“,” Johnny Cash’s “Baby Easy Ride,” and Leonard Cohen’s “Bird on the Wire” and “I’m Your Man.” NME spoke the Father John Misty, aka Josh Tillman, about why he chose to cover Arcade Fire’s 2010 anthem. Voicing a sentiment that is very much in line with his hyper-intelligent, albeit rather surly persona, Tillman’s explained, “On the Internet it gets spun into, like, I just fucking love doing these covers, I’ve got so many under my belt,” he says. “[As if] I just love whipping them out at a moment’s notice, and regaling the Internet with re-appropriated music… but I do love that song.”

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Will Butler’s “Clean Monday” is Music x News Headlines

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Arcade Fire’s Will Butler announced, via The Guardian, that starting on February 23rd, he would be writing a new song based on a news story in The Guardian every day for a week. “It was partly inspired by Bob Dylan, who used to announce that certain songs were based on headlines,” Butler describes. “It would be a song he wrote in two weeks or something, such as The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, which is one of the greatest songs ever. So I’ve set myself an impossible bar.” For his first piece, Butler released “Clean Monday,” a song inspired by this article on the current Greek debt crisis. We can expect more headlines-inspired songs in the lead up to his the release of his debut solo album, Policy, on March 10.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Halloween x Arcade Fire Horror Film Festi x Avey Tare’s Slasher Flick “Catchy (Was Contagious)” Short Film


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It’s Halloween, everyone! We all know that the most talented musicians aren’t just putting out new tunes. Under their pseudonym “Noreen Bauble”, Arcade Fire put together a 21-minute horror film titled Festi. Avey Tare (of Animal Collective) and his band Slasher Flicks also released a nine-minute short film for their Enter the Slasher House track “Catchy (Was Contagious)”.

MOMENTS | Happy Labor Day, Miranda July x Somebody App, Horst P. Horst Retrospective, Arcade Fire Covers Wolf Parade, Photographer Kylli Sparre

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1. Happy Labor Day, everyone! Whether or not you have the day off today, we hope your holiday weekend looked a lot like Beyoncé in her “Drunk In Love” music video.

MOMENTS | Link up: Dries Van Noten Exhibition, Google Maps-Inspired Prints, Arcade Fire Covers Prince, Mykki Blanco x Princess Nokia, Modern Art As Architecture

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1. Dazed Confused Magazine interviews Dries Van Noten to discuss Van Noten’s sensory-laden exhibition at Paris’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs.  
A series of rooms showcase all the art, sculptures, videos, paintings and works of other designers that have influenced Van Noten’s 30-year repertoire. Among the works are Nick Cave’s “Bunny Boy” and Japanese artist Makoto Azuma’s digitally manipulated flora, making the exhibition a merger of art and fashion.