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Arcade Fire Are Arcane Dire: Guitar Band Takes Swipe At Electronic Music

by | 24th, April 2014

Arcade Fire performs at the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Indio, Calif.

THROW a brick into the air and, chances are, you’ll hit someone who likes guitar music who just can’t accept that electronic music is ‘real’.

Even though electronic pop music has been  a thing since the ’60s, rock luddites still can’t get their heads around it. It’s just pressing buttons isn’t it? Just like owning a typewriter makes you an amazing novelist.

Arcade Fire the very definition of catholic rock ‘n’ roll music hit out at Coachella for the amount of non-guitar acts on the bill. Of course, attacking electronic music has an implied ‘that’s music for stupid people they don’t realise how much more they’d like ‘real’ music… sheeple .’

Arcade Fire’s frontman, Win Butler, told the crowd there’s a lot of “fake VIP room bullshit happening at this festival, and sometimes people dream of being there but it super sucks in there,” and later gave a “shout-out to all the bands still playing actual instruments at this festival.”

Get that? Actual instruments. Because people who play an Am on a

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