Régine Chassagne and brothers Win and Will Butler interviewed
Arcade Fire have been profiled on long-running US television news program CBS Sunday Morning.
As reported by Pitchfork, group members Régine Chassagne and brothers Win and Will Butler opened up to host Anthony Mason, discussing their live shows, the siblings’ history performing together, and an early gig for Chassagne which saw her sing in a refrigerated grocery store aisle. Scroll down to view three clips from the show released by CBS Sunday Morning via YouTube.
Speaking about the band’s live shows – described by Mason as having ‘captivated people’ – Win Butler spoke of their motivation to connect with audiences.
“When I was younger, there was a lot of kind of shoegazing, indie band thing when you just play and look down. I think from the beginning, we would try and connect with an audience, and I think we’ve allowed, as the circumstances changed, we’ve always still try to get our head around that original idea of how we used to play and how to have that affect. We play really hard. A lot of people do that but we… it’s like pretty full-on.”
Chassagne recalled singing bossa nova for one of her first music jobs, but was forced to request a move away from the store’s fridges when she caught a cold. “So then they move me in the front, near the fish.”
The band recently finished their ‘Reflektor’ tour, which featured a variety of covers of songs associated with each city they performed in. Pixies, The Smiths, Future Islands, Bo Diddley and Neil Young were among the artists they’ve paid tribute to.