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Arcade Fire, the highly acclaimed indie rock band, are working with the ice cream giants, Ben & Jerry's. It's all listed below. To start though, we'll lead with a wonderfully whimsical clue: "My Body is a Cone." There is a lot going on, we'll also shed light on Arcade Fire's involvement in all things Brooklyn Vegan and Yondr.
Arcade Fire Ben & Jerry's
Combine Ben & Jerry's with Arcade Fire? It's a combo that not many could turn down, nor really understand for that matter. The band has recently announced that at the end of August, Arcade Fire ice cream from Ben & Jerry's will be available. Just imagine Ben & Jerry's sweetness sprinkled with Arcade Fire's signature wit.
Arcade Fire ran a poll on Twitter to find a name for their Ben & Jerry's ice cream's flavor (all of this was in honor of National Ice Cream day...of course).
- "Arcade Crunch"
- "Peanut Butler & Kingsberry"
- "Infinite Chocolate"
- And the winner:
"My Body is a Cone"
That's right, a big pun on their single "My Body is a Cage," which you can listen to below...and eat a themed ice cream to.
Keep in mind, that these days everything is a meme and everyone is a troll, so it's highly unlikely we'll ever get to taste the flavor that involves 'fudge skeletons' and 'crunchy-bone pieces.' Then again, who knows, they did make cereal for "Creature Comforts," a track off their forthcoming album, Everything Now.
Arcade Fire Brooklyn Vegan
Arcade Fire have an Everything Now release show taking place on July 27th at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn. It'll be live-streamed on Apple Music. There was controversy after Brooklyn Vegan revealed a message detailing a dress code for attendants:
Our dress code is HIP & TRENDY as if you are going to a concert or night out with friends! The event is standing-room-only so please plan accordingly.
PLEASE DO NOT WEAR shorts, large logos, flip flops, tank tops, crop tops, baseball hats, solid white or red clothing. We reserve the right to deny entry to anyone dressed inappropriately.
Arcade Fire has disputed this, saying that if the 'dress code is "hip and trendy," band members will not be allowed through the door.' Win Butler, the band's frontman, said that the dress code, as well as phones being taken at the door (explained below) must 'be an Apple thing.'
Included in the pre-show message, was the following notification:
No cellphones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at this show. Upon arrival, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show. Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby.
Yondr is a new development that allows show participants to keep possession of their phone, but removes their ability to use it. As people enter a venue utilizing Yondr, they place their phone in a bag which locks when entering certain zones.
Arcade Fire have hosted a secret show before where phones were taken away at the door, however, they're denying plans to do this at the Everything Now release show. To end off, let's all take a moment to allow Win's wise words to sink in:
Image Source: Arcade Fire Twitter
Purity Ring, a Canadian electronic music duo consisting of Megan James (vocals) and Corin Roddick (instrumentals), have just teased new music. Formed in 2010, the band released their first album, Shrines, in 2012. The album was then followed by another in 2015, Another Eternity. Could 2017 be the year for yet another new Purity Ring album?
Fans get pretty excited when a band posts a photo of themselves in the studio, as was the case in early July when Purity Ring did just that.
The photo was followed up with a video clip containing new music. With it, is an animation of an ashen figure walking across a desert landscape; the music gives inertia to the haunting atmosphere and could mean that Purity Ring are moving back to their 'spooky sound' like that of Shrines.
The last we've heard from Purity Ring is a Tweet that contains a date and time, including the Twitter handle of Zane Lowe's show on Beats 1 Radio. All of this together, leads one to believe that we'll be hearing brand new Purity Ring today at 12:30.
If you miss it, be sure to head back to Indie Shuffle; we'll try get it up as soon as it's out. Until then, we've given you a selection of Purity Ring's top four most popular songs on the site to choose from below.
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