frontman Win Butler
has responded to a rather negative review of their latest album, "Reflektor
" - reacting to claims that the band are "gigantic dorks with boring sex lives."
In a new interview with Rolling Stone
magazine, Butler was asked (via Gigwise
) about his views on an early review of their fourth album by former Q and Not U
member Chris Richards
in the Washington Post
- entitled: "Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor:' Still Devoid of Wit, Subtlety and Danger, Now With Bongos
.""Yeah, I read it,"
replied Butler, frowning. "I don't want to say it was racist – but it was mildly uneducated."
Butler went on to add that we believed that a professional music critic should know they were congas, not bongos.
He continued: "The guy who wrote it played in a band that we used to open for. It seems like a bit of a conflict of interest.""Whatever,"
said Butler sarcastically rolling his eyes, "I'm a super-dork because I play with David Bowie. Bruce Springsteen wants to cover my songs because I'm such a dork. I'm not a dork,"
jokingly adding: "I'm a f--king rock star."
Arcade Fire will be returning to the UK and Ireland next year for a string of live headline shows close to their Glastonbury headlining slot. Dates are below.
06/06-07 - London, UK - Earls Court
06/29 - Dublin, Ireland - Marlay Park