Proceeds from sales will go to the Partners in Health and Haiti Coffee Academy charities
Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler has announced that he’ll release his own brand of coffee.
‘RaRa’ was grown in Haiti and will be released in conjunction with La Colombe Coffee. Proceeds from sales will go to the Partners in Health and Haiti Coffee Academy charities. The news was announced earlier today via Twitter (see below).
Arcade Fire’s latest album ‘Reflektor’ was partially inspired by Haitian music, with Butler previously describing the 2013 release as a “mash up of Studio 54 and Haitian voodoo”.
This year has also seen the likes of St Vincent and LCD Soundsystem‘s James Murphy releasing brands of coffee. Annie Clark’s ‘Bring Me Your Mugs’ brew was released in May, named after the track ‘Bring Me Your Loves’ from her recent self-titled album. Murphy’s ‘House Of Good’ coffee was made available in February, with its flavour described as “dried cherry, cocoa, meyer lemon”.
‘Policy’ is due for release on March 16 via Merge Records. It was recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York and features Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara on drums.