@butlerwills An Academy Award-nominated singer/songwriter and composer best known as the acrobatic, multi-instrumental, core member of the spirited Grammy Award-winning indie rock collective Arcade Fire (@arcadefire). Born in Northern California and spent his formative years in Southern Texas. The son of a geologist (father) and a classically trained musician (mother), Butler graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 2001 and joined Arcade Fire, which was the brainchild of his older brother Win and Win's wife Régine Chassagne, in 2003. He made his first recorded appearance on the group's acclaimed 2004 Merge Records debut Funeral, and contributed heavily to all of the band's subsequent releases (Neon Bible, The Suburbs, Reflektor). In 2013, Butler joined up with fellow musical polymath Owen Pallett (@hepostsclouds) to compose the soundtrack to the Spike Jonze-directed futuristic romantic comedy Her, for which he received his Oscar nomination, and in 2015 he issued his eclectic debut solo album, the Merge-issued Policy. Butler staged a solo tour in support of Policy. Several dates on the Policy tour were recorded, and in June 2016 Butler released a live album drawn from these tapes, Friday Night.
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My man with the hands I met 27+ years ago still makes it happen. Cooking dinner and listening to #arcadefire talking about how “maybe it’s lame but it’s oh so listenable so do we care?” Talking about The Suburbs album. .
When I was young I worried about being cool. Then I wisened up and started to worry about staying sane. “Sometimes I can’t believe it, I’m moving past the feeling...”
Domestic bliss then became a life goal and stabilizing factor. Criticize if you wish, I really don’t care. 😂 I’ve got enough introversion in my outgoing appearing personality to follow my own beat and know what keeps me focused, makes me tick.
My search for the perfect sound is one that has been life long. I went with a vinyl record for Florence and the machines latest album. For starters it’s one that I haven’t given time to dive deep into. There is a slowing down effect that vinyl has for sure. Vinyl asks for commitment. Commitment was part of the music experience when Cd was the only choice. The MP3 took away from us the ownership of music. It’s not to say I’m going to go vinyl crazy. If at the end of year I only have 5-12 albums I’ll be fine with that. Now to discus sound. I feel the vinyl sound let’s string instruments, and drums sound earthy and we can feel the vibration a bit more. So, the music sounds more “ Live “ that is less produced. Less compressed. Compression is what makes modern music sound good. The only problem with compression is it allows really bad music to sound ok. Put it like this , it’s unlikely you will get “mumble rap” on vinyl. No matter how much you like bad and bougie. I think vinyl is going to give the artist more of a “ nude “ sound. I truly love Florence and the machines music and I’m happy this last album got its space in my life on vinyl. I think if you haven’t seen the difference between live music and artist who only sounds good on CD , you won’t know what I’m getting at. Put it like this. Lil Wayne is not good live. He’s ok on CD, but ive seen him 2x and wouldn’t care to see him again. ( and others agree ) on the other hand: Arcade fire sounds great on CD , but they are amazing LIVe. ! Florence, sounds great all the time. #florenceandthemachine#writersofinstagram#vinylcollection#om#weallhaveahunger#nostalgia#livemusicrocks#letthewinebreathe#finelikewine#arcadefire
“... No resulta difícil imaginar a una adolescente frustrada en su habitación, empecinada en buscar su lugar, soñando más allá de las opciones que le ofrece su “barrio”. Cuando está a punto de ceder, surge de nuevo la luz, aunque la escena se sitúe en uno de los suburbios de Montreal, poco o nada cuesta abrazarse a ese sentimiento y trasladarlo a la topografía sentimental de cada cual. Buscar a los tuyos, dicen. Encontrar a esas personas que hablan tu lenguaje, que conviertan en real la sensación de libertad de esas canciones, que derrumben los muros del barrio... Y al final el adolescente sale de la canción para retornar a su casa, al barrio, cansado, desolado y triste. En bici por los suburbios. O en un bus urbano vacío en una ciudad pequeña. Deseando salir de ahí, hacia algún lugar, a encontrar a los suyos. Estén donde estén.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Un pedacito que leí en un artículo que analiza esta maravilla de canción y que refleja todo lo que siento al escucharla, mi favorita ❤️.
#onthisdate I went to a warehouse in #Brooklyn to see "the Reflektors", aka Arcade Fire. Here's what I wrote back then … Outside the warehouse, in the line to get in that wrapped around two blocks, you could see that just about everyone followed the dress code. There were costumes, there was formal wear, and quite often there were formal costumes. Green Latern and the Flash in formal attire. Countless foxes, cats and other assorted animals. Masks and bow ties everywhere. Once inside the atmosphere was festive, as people didn’t push to get close to the stage area or wait restlessly for the band. Everyone was having a good time, enjoying the pre-show music and the odd mixture of clothing and venue.
James Murphy introduced the "new" band, as the Reflektors hardly ever got out of character, playing an eleven song set which consisted of nine new songs and only two Arcade Fire “covers.” (Win Butler noted that they wanted to thank Merge Records and play a cover of a song from one of their Merge label-mates, Arcade Fire.) Win explained that The Reflektors have been together for three years and this was their first time playing New York, so they were really excited and nervous. Some of the standout new songs include “We Exist”, “Normal Person”, and “Afterlife”. The crowd really exploded for the second to last song, “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)” and then kept the party going as the set concluded with an amazing rendition of “Here Comes the Night Time”, which is sure to be one of the best songs from the new album. Soon they left the stage for good and turned the music over to a “really great DJ. You can stay and dance or go home if that’s not your thing” said Win with a huge smile. About half of the crowd stayed at least for a little bit, once again proving that this night was more party than traditional concert. 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶
Si vas al cine y no te gusta ninguna peli, entrá al baño y pues, foto.
You told us that
we were too young.
Now that night's closing in,
And in the half light
Lock us up safe
and hide the key.
But the night tears us loose
And in the half light we're free.
Our heads are just houses without enough windows.
You say you hear human voices, but they're only echoes,
We are not asleep, we are in the streets.
Arcade Fire performed FUNERAL in FULL last night and my ❤️ exploded.
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💕💕I like the peace
In the backseat
I don't have to drive
I don't have to speak
I can watch the countryside
In the night
I've been learning to drive
My whole life
I've been learning how
Arcade Fire pulling off one of the best shows of the year tonight! THEY PLAYED FUNERAL IN FULL. @kfpftw posted a copy of tonight's setlist.
Thanks Live Nation for booking this show. Extra special thanks to @oliviawilde for keeping the dance party going & keep our section pumped the whole night. 😀