Happy Monday, everyone. Here's what we have on tap for you today:
- A two-part special: Grammy-winning Montrealer band Arcade Fire are back with their much-anticipated new album, Reflektor.
They Montreal band has been busy -- securing guest vocals by David
Bowie, exploring Haitian rhythms and performing surprise shows in
costume. It seems they're going bigger than ever with this latest work.
Jian spends a revealing hour with singer-songwriter Win Butler and
drummer Jeremy Gara. [FULL POST]
- Jian dedicates his opening essay to musical pioneer and multi-talented
artist Lou Reed, who died Sunday. Plus, we bring their raw, unhurried
2010 interview back from the archives. [FULL POST]