Arcade Fire’s Will Butler to release solo album

November 17, 2014

ArcadeFire-TONTO-CrBrandonWallis-840pxMembers of Arcade Fire standing in front of TONTO at the National Music Centre from left to right: Will Butler, Tim Kingsbury, Régine Chassagne, Win Butler, and Richard Reed Parry.

It’s official: Arcade Fire band member Will Butler, younger brother to lead singer Win Butler, may release an LP as early as next year.

Will played a stage in Brooklyn at Baby’s All Right Friday night where he treated fans to a set of ten songs in the duration of 40 minutes.

“Take My Side” – Will Butler Live at Baby’s All Right.

The set was reportedly stripped down with Will momentarily switching between playing guitar and synthesizer and two additional singers provided backup vocals.

It cost $5.00 to see the show. Tickets sold out, too, which only seems right under the circumstances.

This isn’t the first time Will has meddled in projects outside Arcade Fire. Will shared the nomination for Best Original Score with fellow Canadian musician Owen Pallett at the 86th Academy Awards for Her.

They lost to Steven Price for Gravity, but still, a nomination is pretty cool, I guess.

Other Arcade Fire’ers have busted out their own side projects, as well. Richard Reed Parry released a classical album earlier this year called Music for Heart and Breath featuring performances by the Kronos Quartet and the Dessner twins from The National.

Richard Reed Parry – Music for Heart and Breath

Arcade Fire Tube has enough stuff on their page to satiate any fan looking to watch the other videos from the night.

And yeah, I made the same mistake at first, too. At least we’re honest.

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–Leyland Bradley

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Leyland Bradley

Born in Halifax and raised in small town Alberta, Leyland is happily enjoying the big city life. When she's not writing for NMC, Leyland is either watching German movies or dreaming about running through forests.

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