Alt-rockers Arcade Fire have unveiled their new music video for “We Exist”, the third single (and counting) off their current double-album Reflektor. Released last October, it gave the band their second-straight #1 debut on the Billboard Top 200. The music video stars actor Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Social Network). Much of the video was filmed at this year’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Encino, CA back in April. The band is still touring on their massive world tour, and are set to hit major festivals all over the world this summer.
Arcade Fire quickly rose to prominence with the release of their debt album, Funeral, in 2004. The album garnered massive wide-spread praise from critics and fans alike, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. The band opened a handful of shows for U2 on their Vertigo World Tour, and played several festivals in the summer of 2005 including Coachella, Reading and Leeds, and Lollapalooza. In 2007, the band released their sophomore effort, Neon Bible. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200, and sold over 92,000 copies in it’s first week of sales. The band toured the world, with some North American dates being supported by LCD Soundsystem. The year 2010 brought Arcade Fire their greatest success yet with the release of their third album, The Suburbs. The disc debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, and also went #1 in Ireland, Canada, and the U.K. In 2011, the album garnered awards for Album of The Year at the Juno Awards (Canada), Best International Album (BRIT Awards), and Album of The Year at the Grammy Awards. In 2012, Arcade Fire recorded the song “Abraham’s Daughter” for the soundtrack to the blockbuster film, The Hunger Games. The band also contributed original music to the film’s score. – by Matt Bishop