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Apple today announced that it will feature a live global performance of popular Canadian indie band Arcade Fire on Friday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

Arcade Fire is promoting its upcoming album, Everything Now, which is set to be released on July 28, a day after the live Apple performance.

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Several songs from the new album have already been released and are available on Apple Music, including the popular Everything Now single, which came out in June.

Just announced!@arcadefire #EverythingNowLiveJuly 27 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.Live performance. Only on Apple Music. pic.twitter.com/pvbGHgZ3nS - Apple Music (@AppleMusic) July 20, 2017

Outside of the annual Apple Music Festival, Apple has not featured many exclusive live concert performances, but the company has been pursuing exclusive content aggressively since launch.

Apple has purchased the rights to several documentaries that are exclusive to Apple Music, including Can't Stop Won't Stop featuring Sean Combs, and Kygo: Stole the Show, and it has had several exclusive album releases with artists like Frank Ocean, Drake, and Taylor Swift.

Article Link: Apple Music to Feature Exclusive Arcade Fire Live Performance on July 27
 

magicschoolbus

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This band got so full of themselves once they hit it big.. even installing a dress code at their shows.


No thanks. Give me War on Drugs and then we will talk, Apple Music.
 

AppleBonker

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This band got so full of themselves once they hit it big.. even installing a dress code at their shows.


No thanks. Give me War on Drugs and then we will talk, Apple Music.

They didn’t have a dress code. They encouraged people to dress in formal wear or costumes during their Reflektor tour but it wasn’t required. God forbid a band tries to encourage the audience to have fun. I like The War on Drugs but they play it pretty safe.
 

magicschoolbus

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They didn’t have a dress code. They encouraged people to dress in formal wear or costumes during their Reflektor tour but it wasn’t required. God forbid a band tries to encourage the audience to have fun. I like The War on Drugs but they play it pretty safe.
Rubbed me and a lot of fans the wrong way.

Everything now is a great single.
 

WRChris

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You can ask why Apple Music's priority is rap music without it being a complaint. I'm about tired of everyone saying I hate on rap for asking why that is.

Having said that, it's good to see a different genre talked about for the first time since the Beatles.
 

sinsin07

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You can ask why Apple Music's priority is rap music without it being a complaint. I'm about tired of everyone saying I hate on rap for asking why that is.

Having said that, it's good to see a different genre talked about for the first time since the Beatles.
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Chupa Chupa

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popular Canadian indie band Arcade Fire

I like Arcade Fire but I think they are a bit beyond "indie" status at this point, no? Indie is not a synonym for "alternative" and I'm not even sure if Arcade Fire is that. Of course, I'm not really sure what the hell "alternative" means anymore. I did back in the 90s.
 

DanThePhotoMan

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I still remember Arcade Fire beating out all of the pop stars for a big Grammy. The audience could not believe it.
 

adamneer

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One of my favourite bands, but I'm not digging what I've heard from the new album yet.
Agreed. I begrudgingly accepted and embraced their new style on Reflektor, but everything I've heard from their upcoming release has been absolute garbage compared to the pre-Grammy Arcade Fire and even far below what they did on Reflektor.
 

lunarworks

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I like Arcade Fire but I think they are a bit beyond "indie" status at this point, no? Indie is not a synonym for "alternative" and I'm not even sure if Arcade Fire is that. Of course, I'm not really sure what the hell "alternative" means anymore. I did back in the 90s.
Indie is a genre at this point. Well, it's a blanket genre for several sub-genres. My favourite local station is called Indie88, and they play all kinds of mainstream bands.

Agreed. I begrudgingly accepted and embraced their new style on Reflektor, but everything I've heard from their upcoming release has been absolute garbage compared to the pre-Grammy Arcade Fire and even far below what they did on Reflektor.
There were a few gems on Reflektor, but they really are a different band now. But I'll wait until I hear the rest of EN before I write it off.
 

RTinkess31

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I like Arcade Fire but I think they are a bit beyond "indie" status at this point, no? Indie is not a synonym for "alternative" and I'm not even sure if Arcade Fire is that. Of course, I'm not really sure what the hell "alternative" means anymore. I did back in the 90s.

I used to be with "it" but then they changed what "it" was. Now what I'm with isn't "it" and what "it" is is weird and scary to me. It'll happen to you!
 

Chupa Chupa

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Indie is a genre at this point. Well, it's a blanket genre for several sub-genres. My favourite local station is called Indie88, and they play all kinds of mainstream bands.

At this point? Indie has been a genre at least since I was in school in the late 80/90s. It's not new. Indie is short for "independent" meaning the band was either self-published or published by an independent label vs the majors.

Now Arcade Fire is one of the biggest bands right now with big league recording contract and tour arrangement. That is the opposite of Indie.
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I used to be with "it" but then they changed what "it" was. Now what I'm with isn't "it" and what "it" is is weird and scary to me. It'll happen to you!

Well, maybe it's already happening because the music I loved in college that was considered "edgy" back then is now played in elevators and Nordstrom Rack. Yipes! Then I read that bands like Imagine Dragons are Alternative Rock. Back in the early 90s they would have been consider Pop. So yeah, down is up, up is down. But I can still only listen to music radio (online or terrestrial) labels "alternative."
 

lunarworks

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At this point? Indie has been a genre at least since I was in school in the late 80/90s. It's not new. Indie is short for "independent" meaning the band was either self-published or published by an independent label vs the majors.
Indie used to mean independent, just like alternative used to actually mean alternative. You can be as pedantic as you want about it, and I'm not disagreeing that it's an awkward definition, but that doesn't change the fact that it now defines a sound rather than a state of affairs.

Anyway, indie became the new catch-all term in the early '00s because alternative had become bogged down with nu metal and butt rock.
 
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